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22 August 2016

Dawn Chiang joins Behind the Scenes board

Dawn Chiang joins Behind the Scenes boardUSA - Behind the Scenes has announced that lighting designer and theatre consultant Dawn Chiang has accepted an invitation to join its Board of Directors. Upon her acceptance Dawn commented, "Behind the Scenes helps address an important need to technology professionals within the entertainment industry -- issuing grants to those in need due to serious illness or injury. I am honoured to join the board of Behind the Scenes to help support such an important, and often overlooked issue." Dawn has designed lighting on Broadway, Off ... More >>

19 August 2016

Philips appoints head of entertainment lighting

Philips appoints head of entertainment lightingThe Netherlands - Philips Lighting has announced the appointment of Philips executive Colin Kavanagh as the company's new head of its entertainment lighting business. Kavanagh will take on this new role as head of entertainment lighting with immediate effect, which will see him relocating to Dallas, Texas where he is tasked with growing Philips Lighting's presence in the entertainment sector - specifically with lighting for theaters, festivals, experiential retail outlets, theme parks, arts venues, exhibition spaces, leisure venues, ... More >>

18 August 2016

Obituary: Rick Clarke (1946-2016)

Obituary: Rick Clarke (1946-2016)UK - Sound designer Rick Clarke sadly passed away on 10 July 2016 after a prolonged period of complications from cancer. One of the UK's most prolific and accomplished sound designers, Rick Clarke started out as a roadie and mix engineer for the 1970s band Medicine Head and The Grateful Dead. He went on to enjoy a successful career in theatre, especially musicals. In 1980, Clarke joined the staff of the National Theatre, under Peter Hall, and worked there for four years. He was fondly remembered by the National's technical coordinator ... More >>

Bandit team changes at headquarters

Bandit team changes at headquartersUSA - Bandit Lites has added to its corporate headquarters with the hiring of Kathy Tanner and promotion of Shay Simpson. Kathy Tanner joins Bandit as the senior payroll administrator, handling every aspect of payroll and payroll reporting for all of Bandit's offices. With over a decade of experience, she most recently worked as the office manager for Oak Ridge Housing Authority. "I am extremely excited to become a member of the Bandit team and work with such a talented and accomplished group of people," Tanner said. Shay Simpson has ... More >>

15 August 2016

Team Leisuretec consolidates

Team Leisuretec consolidatesUK - On 1August, founder of Leisuretec Distribution Ltd. Mike Henden officially took back the position of managing director following the departure of Cliff Dounting from the company. Mike Henden commented, "I would like to thank Cliff for his contribution towards the success of the company since he joined us in 2007 and wish him the best of health and happiness for the future." Cliff Dounting commented, "I want to thank the people that have made my journey so special and I will miss working with such a great bunch of colleagues that ... More >>

12 August 2016

d&b creates advisory board

d&b creates advisory boardGermany - Loudspeaker manufacturer d&b audiotechnik, has announced the creation of a new advisory board which has been appointed to support the strategy implementation process at d&b. Areas of focus include the continuation of the internationalization process; strengthening of the segment strategy with particular attention devoted to installed applications; and structural company development on the growth trajectory path. d&b has appointed a number of high calibre professionals from both inside and outside the industry to form the new ... More >>

John Wallace appointed SLX managing director

John Wallace appointed SLX managing directorUK - Following the recent formation of SLX, the hire and events brand of Stage Electrics, the company has announced the appointment of John Wallace as managing director. John will be based at the all new head office in Bristol, leading a team servicing a wide range of customers within the theatre, broadcast and event markets. John joined the entertainment world over 25 years ago at the Northcott Theatre where he completed the apprenticeship scheme under the tutelage of Maurice Marshal MBE. John started at Stage Electrics, working in ... More >>

9 August 2016

Peerless-AV expands export support team

Peerless-AV expands export support teamUK - AV technology specialist Peerless-AV has announced two new additions to the export sales support team with the appointment of Loyola Cotte and Valentina Bunu as export sales administrators. This recent expansion signals the company's significant growth outside the UK and the need to increase the administration team to meet this demand. Both Loyola and Valentina are multilingual. They will work closely on a day to day basis with export sales managers and export customers. "As our Export business continues to grow, we need to ensure ... More >>

PR Live boosts team with three key appointments

PR Live boosts team with three key appointmentsUK - Event technical production and rental specialist PR Live has expanded its team with the addition of three new key staff members who joined the south London based company following strong business during the first half of the year. Dave Gillett joins as head of technical, while Karl Travers and Rhys Williams both come on-board as senior project managers, all bringing a fund of experience, knowledge and excellent contacts to the PR Live equation led by founder and MD, Ian Coull. Ian comments, "I'm delighted to welcome Dave, Karl and ... More >>

8 August 2016

JHS appoints operations director

JHS appoints operations directorUK - Paul Smith has been promoted to the position of operations director at JHS. The new role will encompass overall board level responsibility for the company's sales and marketing departments in addition to Paul's present responsibilities for purchasing, logistics and JHS' service department. Managing director Dennis Drumm states, "Day to day management of our sales and marketing departments will remain with their existing skilled and very effective managers, Alan Smith and Simon Turnbull, with the purpose of the change being to ... More >>

2 August 2016

APG puts R&D first with new engineer hires

APG puts R&D first with new engineer hiresFrance - Loudspeaker manufacturer APG has hired two new engineers, thus reinforcing its core business. The announcement is in line with the objectives set by the company when it joined forces with Active Audio in April 2016. The company's R&D department welcomes Charlotte Gegout. Charlotte brings 10 years of experience as a sound technician in the entertainment industry, before she completed her degree at the prominent Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM) and graduated as an acoustical engineer. Since joining APG in ... More >>

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