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22 July 2014

Mitch Mortenson joins Cadac US

Mitch Mortenson joins Cadac USUK - Cadac Audio US and Canada has secured premises for its sales, distribution and service operations in Hoboken NJ. The new premises, looking out across the Manhattan skyline, will house Cadac's new North American division's sales, distribution and service operations, headed up by general manager Paul Morini. Currently under refurbishment, the new HQ will come "online" by the end of August. At the same time the company has announced the appointment of industry veteran console engineer Mitch Mortenson as technical support manager. ... More >>

PRG Nocturne expands UK operation

PRG Nocturne expands UK operationUK - PRG Nocturne which provides LED video and projection support to the concert touring, festival, and corporate event markets, has expanded its operations in the UK. "We are now heading into our fourth year with PRG," says Bob Brigham, president of PRG Nocturne. "One of the deciding factors in joining the PRG team was our dream to expand into the UK/European markets. The expansion of our UK operation allows us to fully support the rapidly growing demand with an experienced team of people and quality gear that our customers expect of ... More >>

21 July 2014

Sennheiser UK sub distribution changes structure

Sennheiser UK sub distribution changes structureUK - As a direct result of an increase in business and market share within its sub distribution network, Sennheiser UK has announced a significant change to its sub distribution model in the UK. "The growth we are experiencing has been achieved across the whole Sennheiser portfolio, and will continue as Sennheiser and its partners introduce a raft of new product innovations later in the year," says channel sales manager Simon Druce. "We now have Sennheiser specialists within each of our distribution partners and they will receive ... More >>

18 July 2014

POLARaudio promotes Liam Richards

POLARaudio promotes Liam RichardsUK - POLARaudio, as part of its ongoing internal restructuring, has promoted technical support engineer Liam Richards to the role of technical support manager. Appointed to his original position in 2010 from a background in stage management and live sound, Richards has played a key role in delivering a very high level of customer support across POLARaudio's extensive range of brands. As POLARaudio continues to expand its operations, its restructuring demands that the abundant talents of its staff continue to be employed specifically and ... More >>

16 July 2014

Sennheiser UK appoints commercial sales manager

Sennheiser UK appoints commercial sales managerUK - Sennheiser UK has announced that Simon Holley has been appointed to the position of commercial sales manager for its Pro Systems division. Simon joins from his previous position as sales manager at Bose UK and will work closely with and manage Sennheiser UK's extensive pro audio sales team. Simon will also liaise with key accounts and partners in each sector, helping to serve them and, in turn, Sennheiser's end users better. "Originally coming from a background of B2B and B2C sales in the aftermarket automotive industry, and then ... More >>

JHS appoints head-office pro audio specialist

JHS appoints head-office pro audio specialistUK - The continuing growth of the JHS pro audio division has led to the appointment of Chris Walton to handle in-house demos and provide detailed technical advice on the firm's pro audio portfolio consisting of HK Audio, Lab.gruppen, LA Audio, Lewitt, Cymatic and more. JHS exec sales & marketing Alan Smith said, "We often have trade customers coming to our head office demo facilities in Leeds and it's not always convenient to pull our field based pro audio managers in. Chris has the knowledge and expertise to advise, rig and demo the ... More >>

15 July 2014

Meyer Sound strengthens European support team

Meyer Sound strengthens European support teamEurope - Meyer Sound has strengthened its European technical services with the appointment of Oskar Meijer as senior technical support specialist. Meijer brings a wealth of field experience working with Meyer Sound products, including the newest Leo family of line array systems. In his new position, Meijer will support Meyer Sound's European customers in the design and optimisation of loudspeaker and digital audio systems, on-site project commissioning, and after-sale customer training. He will work closely with the technical support ... More >>

Green Hippo's internship programme prospers

Green Hippo's internship programme prospersUK - With Green Hippo's internship programme in full swing and going from strength to strength, the company recently had the pleasure of having second-year student Norvydas in the office, helping out for a month. Says the company: "We are honoured to be able to give potential future designers, programmers and operators the chance to explore the industry and its products hands on, hopefully helping them to explore previously unknown territories and strengthen their skills." Norvydas Genys is studying the 'Theatre Lighting Design' course ... More >>

14 July 2014

Yamaha Commercial Audio announces new UK team

Yamaha Commercial Audio announces new UK teamUK - Following a period of reorganisation at Yamaha Commercial Audio's UK operation, the company has confirmed its new sales and technical support team. Mixing long-term experience with 'new blood', the team is headed by Robert Webster, Yamaha Commercial Audio UK's new divisional director, who has been with Yamaha for 30 years. Previously in charge of both the Electronic Keyboard and AV Divisions, Robert's intimate knowledge of Yamaha, its products and customer base makes him the ideal leader of the new team, says the company. Working ... More >>

10 July 2014

Le Mark girls in training for Race for Life

Le Mark girls in training for Race for LifeUK - Le Mark has produced a video with no product info or sales incentives, "just a great video to help promote a charity which aims to rid our lives of a disease that has affected so many of us, either through our own personal experiences or when supporting friends & family". The girls at Le Mark, determined as ever, teamed up and do their bit to help the fight against cancer and the company is supporting them all the way. If you can, please support the girls at Parker's Piece in Cambridge on 20 July 2014 at 11am. Donate: ... More >>

d&b audiotechnik appoints Amnon Harman as CEO

d&b audiotechnik appoints Amnon Harman as CEOGermany - Loudspeaker system manufacturer d&b audiotechnik has appointed Amnon Harman as CEO effective 7 July 7, 2014. In this newly created position, Harman will drive the continued success of the German premium provider, taking responsibility for the further development and implementation of the company strategy. Prior to joining d&b, Harman was an independent consultant. From 2006 to 2012 he served as chairman of the management board of Augusta Technologie AG, an international technology company focused on niche markets for optical ... More >>

4 July 2014

Canna Gray joins Rosco

Canna Gray joins RoscoUK - Rosco, a leading manufacturer of products for the entertainment industry has welcomed a new member to its EMEA sales team. Canna Gray has been appointed Senior Account Manager focusing on the UK Photographic Market as well as key accounts in the Balkans, Cyprus, Malta and Moldova. Gray comes with 20 years' experience within the live entertainment, film/TV and photography industries. Originally from Pretoria in South Africa, she started her career in the early '90s touring with various rock and roll, dance and theatre productions in ... More >>

Ralf Schimmel new director of global sales for the Lawo

Ralf Schimmel new director of global sales for the LawoGermany - Lawo, German manufacturer of audio and video broadcast solutions, has appointed Ralf Schimmel as director of global sales. In his new post, he is responsible for the strategic orientation and coordination of worldwide sales activities for all products, systems and solutions from the Lawo Group of companies. His appointment coincides with the expansion of Lawo's international activities, as well as an expansion of the company's audio, video, software, and IP networking technology product portfolio. "I am looking forward to my ... More >>

2 July 2014

Clay Paky's sales team gets stronger

Clay Paky's sales team gets strongerItaly - Clay Paky has achieved extraordinary sales results throughout the world in recent years, thanks to luminaires like the Sharpy and the B-EYE, which lighting designers and rental companies have appreciated for their innovation and profitability. This however does not mean Clay Paky may now rest on its laurels. Quite the opposite. Pio Nahum, the company's sales and marketing director, has decided to give a new boost to promotion activities on the field and work with greater commitment to support end-users and distributors. To ... More >>

Audient invests further in tech support

Audient invests further in tech supportUK - Audient has added a new technical staff member - Harry Lewis. Since his arrival at Audient, Harry has worked to upgrade and simplify the online technical help desk, populating it with factsheets and answers to frequently asked questions. Already known for its quick and informative responses to customer queries, Audient adds convenience with an attractive new design for its online support page, making it easier to navigate directly to the answer to your problem, either by product or using a simple search function. This section of ... More >>

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