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29 August 2014

Senior UK appointments at Audient

Senior UK appointments at AudientUK - Following the departures of Gareth Williams and Luke Baldry, Audient has appointed Chris Wright as its new UK market manager. After a relatively short yet successful stint in the IT industry, Wright brings a host of transferrable skills with him back to professional audio - which he describes as his "primary focus and passion". Wright has years of freelance audio consultancy and monitor engineering experience under his belt, which along with his first class degree in Sound Engineering and Production from Birmingham City University ... More >>

27 August 2014

Green Hippo's internship programme in full swing

Green Hippo's internship programme in full swingUK - Green Hippo has two new interns who recently started to work with the company for the forthcoming year. Over that last two years we have had two very successful Product Design internships within our Product Department, so continuing on the streak we have new intern Bella Reid, also from Brunel University, just like her two predecessors. Bella Reid is studying Industrial Design and Technology at Brunel and has already completed the first two years of this tough degree. Bella explains: "I chose this course because it encompasses ... More >>

26 August 2014

DPA Microphones expands sales force

DPA Microphones expands sales forceUSA - DPA Inc., the U.S. branch of DPA Microphones, has announced the appointment of Christopher Spahr, Pedro Rocha and Leonardo Romero as area sales managers for the Eastern US, Western US and Southern US/Latin America, respectively. The company has also promoted Shan Siebert to general manager of the Longmont, Colorado-based office. "This announcement comes at a very exciting time for DPA Microphones' US operations," says Eric Mayer, president of DPA, Inc. "Not only does this serve as an example of how our brand recognition has ... More >>

Lawo appoints product support manager

Lawo appoints product support managerGermany / USA - Lawo has appointed Karl Kussmaul as product support manager. He brings with him a wealth of pro audio and video experience from his many years in product management and support roles with Sony. In his new post, Kussmaul will coordinate the Lawo service force in North America from his New York base, and will provide assistance to the constantly growing number of Lawo customers and installations using his advanced technical knowledge and long experience. "I am delighted to be part of this innovative company," says Kussmaul.... More >>

22 August 2014

LumenRadio appoints new CEO and ramps up R&D

LumenRadio appoints new CEO and ramps up R&DSweden - Wireless lighting control manufacturer, LumenRadio, is expanding to keep up with its strong growth. The company is appointing a new CEO, Alexander Hellström and ramping up in-house development. "Today LumenRadio is profitable and experiencing strong growth as our wireless products are becoming the preferred choice of lighting professionals. To keep up with demand and manage the continued success we are appointing Alexander Hellström as our new CEO to lead us through this next phase of growth", explains Per Hulthén, ... More >>

Light Motif appoints business development manager

Light Motif appoints business development managerUK - Event production and design company, Light Motif, has appointed Kelly Yeomans as business development manager. Yeomans arrives at Light Motif from Fisher Productions where she gained valuable experience in the event industry. Yeomans now brings this experience and purpose to Light Motif's rapidly expanding team, driving forward the company's business with venues, agencies, clients and other event suppliers. On joining Light Motif, Yeomans says, "Working for such a young company was what really appealed to me. I want to make a ... More >>

Bernard Thériault joins Show Distribution team

Bernard Thériault joins Show Distribution teamCanada - Show Distribution, a company specializing in the sale and rental of staging equipment and electric hoists, has appointed Bernard Thériault, formerly from Arcofab, as senior consultant for the company. Thériault will bring his vast experience in the fabrication and distribution of aluminium trusses to expand an already full line of staging equipment offered by Show Distribution, says the company. A former lighting designer, Thériault established Arcofab in 1993, a company known for its quality and service in ... More >>

21 August 2014

Bubble & Squeak strengthens team

Bubble & Squeak strengthens teamUK - Bubble & Squeak PR and marketing agency for the broadcast and media technology sector, has appointed Andrew Winter as client development consultant. He will join on 1 September from SGL where he was marketing director and will be working on new business development and providing marketing services to Bubble & Squeak's client roster. Prior to joining SGL, Winter held marketing director roles at Orad and IBIS. He started his broadcasting life in radio production and presentation at Capital Radio. Part of the launch team at Southern ... More >>

20 August 2014

POLARaudio promotes Stuart Leader

POLARaudio promotes Stuart LeaderUK - Distributor POLARaudio, consistent with its recent internal restructuring, has promoted former business development manager Stuart Leader to the position of head of installation. The company recently re-aligned its operation into two distinct sectors - MI and Installation. Stuart Leader has been at POLARaudio for two and a half years and in heading up the Installation team brings to the table a wealth of experience gained from his time with Crestron and Sanyo, where he specialised in the corporate and higher education sectors. ... More >>

18 August 2014

ACC Liverpool production team expands

ACC Liverpool production team expandsUK - ACC Liverpool has welcomed five new starters to its production and technical department, taking the team to 19. Rich Neale has joined as production manager for entertainment and sport. He joins from Saville Audio Visual where he was conference and live events manager for six years. Tom Kaye has been recruited as senior rigging technician while Greg Chapman, Anthony Cowley and Mark Anderson join as production technicians. Their roles include preparing, installing, operating and dismantling of production equipment, from small ... More >>

12 August 2014

Anne Minors wins First Women Award for The Built Environment

Anne Minors wins First Women Award for The Built EnvironmentUK - From a long list of hundreds to a shortlist of five, including women at the top of their game in architecture, planning, construction and contracting, Anne Minors was awarded the 2014 First Women Award for The Built Environment for her success in four continents and her pioneering of theatre consulting in Kazakhstan and Turkey. Described as 'the doyenne of the international theatre consulting world, creating wonderful pioneering performance spaces,' by Gwyn Miles, ex-director of Somerset House Trust and ex-head of projects of the ... More >>

Sean Hames returns to LMC Audio in northern role

Sean Hames returns to LMC Audio in northern roleUK - Birmingham's Sean Hames is back with the team at LMC Audio. Working out of the LMC Birmingham Office once again, his new project will see him undertake a Northern Area Business Development (NABD) role for the professional audio sales company. Following a break from the pro audio scene, Hames is ready for this new challenge, commenting: "I have kept in touch with some old industry friends, following the news in the world of PA. I've even played keyboard with some of them! Now, I'm really looking forward to carrying out my new role, ... More >>

Markus Dehmer joins Meyer Sound Germany

Markus Dehmer joins Meyer Sound GermanyGermany - Meyer Sound Germany has appointed industry veteran Markus Dehmer to sales manager, install. Tasked with supporting theatre and studio customers throughout Germany, Dehmer joins a sales team that also includes Florian Kresse, project manager, install; and Chris Wiedenbeck, sales manager, install. "Our goal has always been to offer customers cutting-edge audio solutions that are best suited to their project requirements," says Sascha Khelifa, managing director of Meyer Sound Germany. "This requires a team that brings substantial ... More >>

8 August 2014

Industry veteran Ed Jarman joins CT

Industry veteran Ed Jarman joins CTUAE - Creative Technology's Middle East operation has recently recruited Ed Jarman in the position of senior project manager at their Dubai Investment Park offices. Ed will be heading up day-to-day project management and project development. Working alongside Mark Woodhouse, general manager of CT's Dubai operation, Ed will also be supporting existing and building new relationships with clients throughout the Middle East. Ed brings with him a wealth of expertise having worked in the Middle East region since 2010. During his time in the ... More >>

Focusrite names RedNet regional manager

Focusrite names RedNet regional managerUSA - Focusrite has announced the appointment of industry veteran Kurt Howell to the position of RedNet Eastern regional manager. The announcement further emphasizes the growth and expansion of RedNet in the US. RedNet is Focusrite's range of modular Ethernet-networked interfaces based around the industry-standard low-latency Dante audio networking system. In his new position, Howell, who is based in Nashville, Tennessee, will work closely with prospective RedNet customers in conjunction with product specialist Ted White to continue to ... More >>

7 August 2014

Meyer Sound strengthens Constellation team

Meyer Sound strengthens Constellation teamUSA - To build on the growing demand for Constellation acoustic systems, Meyer Sound has bolstered its team with the appointment of Mac Johnson to Constellation programme manager and Melody Parker to associate acoustic engineer. "Since the launch of Constellation, the system has revolutionized the acoustics in live performance venues. Our customers are adapting the system's capabilities for new applications like meeting rooms, recording studios, classrooms, and restaurants," says Antonio Zacarias, vice president of worldwide sales for ... More >>

6 August 2014

Allan Bagger joins Elation Professional

Allan Bagger joins Elation ProfessionalDenmark - Elation Professional EU has announced the hiring of Allan Bagger as the company's new sales representative for Denmark. As one of the founders of Music Group Denmark, a supplier of lighting and sound equipment that he helped build up since 2011, Allan comes to the new position at Elation with extensive experience and knowledge of the Danish lighting market. Allan, who started in the new position on 1 August working from an office in Denmark's second largest city, Aarhus, is tasked with support and training of Elation's Danish ... More >>

Williams rejoins Impact team

Williams rejoins Impact teamUK - Keith Williams has re-joined Impact Products (Europe) Ltd as general manager, strengthening the highly successful Northampton based team. Williams had been instrumental in the early growth of Impact in 2008, one the leading businesses in the pro audio and lighting distribution sectors. Williams grew sales of the LANTA LED lighting range and was instrumental in the development of Brooke audio products INH range, both now prolific in the installation markets. He championed Impact's own brand of flight cases, Rhino - now one of the ... More >>

5 August 2014

Martin Audio says goodbye to Martin Kelly

Martin Audio says goodbye to Martin KellyUK - Martin Audio was awash with emotion as the company recently said goodbye to the long-serving Martin Kelly, EMEA account manager, who retired at the end of July. After 23 years at Martin Audio, and having witnessed huge change encompassing the final year of David Martin through to the breakthrough of MLA, it was time to pay homage and celebration to the man that has been one of the company's most ardent evangelists. Consequently, a special event with surprise guests took place at Martin Audio's headquarters and later offsite. An ... More >>

Hall Stage announces new senior appointment

Hall Stage announces new senior appointmentUK - After working together for several years, Hall Stage is delighted to announce that Steve Shortt is joining the business as Head of Design. His appointment is part of Hall's ongoing plans for growth in new product development, and projects and installations. Steve has been working in the US & Canada on Hall Stage products with US partners Thern Stage Equipment, Hall Stage North America, Epic Production Technology, Gridworks and many others. He has over 30 years' experience including theatre and entertainment rigging & engineering. ... More >>

Martin Audio fills key sales roles

Martin Audio fills key sales rolesUK - Martin Audio has recently appointed two key sales roles. Firstly, Andy Duffield has taken the position of APAC account manager, whilst Roland Morcom has replaced the long serving Martin Kelly as EMEA account manager, who retired at the end of July. Andy Duffield has over 30 years of experience in the Pro Audio industry and will take charge of a growing region both for touring and installation. As Simon Bull, International sales director, said, "China, Japan and Australia are critical territories, and there is opportunity to grow in ... More >>

4 August 2014

Bosch Security names sales president for US

Bosch Security names sales president for USUSA - Brian Wiser has been named president of sales - North America for Bosch Security Systems, Inc. In this position, he will lead the sales, support, training, customer service and marketing organizations in North America. Joining Bosch in August, Wiser will replace Jeremy Hockham, who will take on a new assignment for Bosch in Europe, effective 1 October, 2014. In the interim, Wiser, Hockham and the Bosch management team will work together to ensure a smooth transition for customers. Wiser joins Bosch with more than 25 years of ... More >>

Geoff Cromwell joins Hoist UK

Geoff Cromwell joins Hoist UKUK - Lifting equipment specialists Hoist UK are continuing with their structured growth, this time expanding the engineering and installation side of the business, Geoff Cromwell joins them as their new lifting equipment engineer. Geoff brings with him over 40 years of experience within the lifting equipment industry, having being previously employed with Aabacas Cranes, Fellow Stringer, Pfaff Silberblau / PCM and most recently with LTM. "Feeling part of a team is sometimes daunting when you start with a new company" says Hoist UK ... More >>

1 August 2014

Expanded role for Stephan Paridaen at PRG

Expanded role for Stephan Paridaen at PRGUSA - Production Resource Group has announced that Jeremiah J Harris, chairman and CEO, has promoted Stephan Paridaen to the role of president and chief operating officer. Paridaen has served as PRG's chief executive officer for Europe, Middle East and Africa since 2009. In his new role, Paridaen will apply his management expertise and services to supervising the global operations of the company, the delivery of new technologies and services offerings, and the further development of PRG's efforts in the corporate and global special ... More >>

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