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21 October 2016

CT restructures German operation

CT restructures German operationGermany - Creative Technology (CT) has had another strong year delivering some spectacular events across all of its world-wide operations. In the continuing drive to improve efficiency in an increasingly competitive marketplace will be substantially restructured. The business will retain key customer facing resources in Stuttgart, Cologne and Berlin but will, in future, service and administer its business from one of its major hubs in Holland, UK, Spain or further afield in the Middle East, USA or Asia Pacific. Sales and project ... More >>

Focusrite Novation names director of sales

Focusrite Novation names director of salesUSA - Focusrite Novation Inc., the wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of the UK-based manufacturer Focusrite Audio Engineering, has announces the appointment of industry veteran Craig Lewis to the position of director of sales for the Focusrite and Novation brands. Focusrite Red and RedNet will continue to be handled by Kurt Howell, national accounts manager. The announcement was made by Focusrite Novation Inc. president Phil Wagner, underscoring the ongoing growth and expansion of the Focusrite and Novation brands and their sales channels in ... More >>

Glen Rowe appointed Backstage Academy MD

Glen Rowe appointed Backstage Academy MDUK - Award-winning Muse tour director and founder of Cato Music, Glen Rowe, has been appointed managing director of Backstage Academy with immediate effect. Backstage Academy is a centre of excellence for the future of the live industry, created solely for the next generation of touring and creative professionals. Located next door to Europe's largest production campus, Production Park, the Academy continues to provide real-life training and exciting employment opportunities for students. Rowe's appointment brings his successful Cato ... More >>

O'Callaghan to lead Tannoy's global sales

O'Callaghan to lead Tannoy's global salesUK - Tannoy has announced the appointment of Jamie O'Callaghan as head of global sales for its Lifestyle Division. O'Callaghan comments, "Tannoy's renowned 90-Year heritage along with Music's extraordinary resources and capabilities has drawn me to this amazing opportunity. I am very honoured to be part of a fantastic team that will execute Tannoy's ambitious vision to deliver outstanding customer experience and products that represent that vision. We are assembling a team of very passionate sales people to build even stronger ... More >>

20 October 2016

New management team at Barix

New management team at BarixSwitzerland - Barix has announced that company founder Johannes Rietschel has returned to the company as CTO - just one of several executive-level changes as Barix prepares to introduce new product strategies and innovations to its many markets, including professional AV, broadcast, retail and security. Rietschel founded Barix in 2001 upon anticipating the need to move audio and control signals over IP networks. The company has since shipped more than 300,000 Barix and private-labelled OEM hardware devices worldwide, and has more ... More >>

David Lemmink joins Solotech

David Lemmink joins SolotechCanada - In an ongoing commitment to the global touring market, Solotech has announced that David Lemmink joins its Rental Division as director of engineering. David has over 30 years of experience in the entertainment, broadcast and corporate staging industries. He has worked as both design engineer and touring technician for multiple international touring artists, including U2, Paul McCartney, Prince and Bon Jovi. Before joining Solotech, David has held longstanding positions as director of engineering, general manager and touring ... More >>

Roger Waters shines on with Syncrolite

Roger Waters shines on with SyncroliteUSA - A historic gathering of rock's biggest legends known as the Desert Trip festival took place during the first two weekends of October. Showcasing six of the biggest acts in rock history, Desert Trip pushed each of these headliner acts to stand out. One act that is especially recognized for his outstanding visual design is Roger Waters, and his Desert Trip effort was no exception. During a tune-up concert held in Mexico City a couple of weeks before Desert Trip, Waters used 10 Syncrolite SXL's to wow the audience with their power ... More >>

19 October 2016

Jon Morgan appointed director of Theatres Trust

Jon Morgan appointed director of Theatres TrustUK - Theatres Trust has announced the appointment of new director Jon Morgan who will take up the position in January 2017. Theatres Trust which has been celebrating its 40th anniversary this year will see the new director lead and champion the work of the organisation with principal activities focussing on campaigning, expert advice, planning, grants, funding and discovery. Jon Morgan who is currently director of the Federation of Scottish Theatre (FST) will replace interim director Rebecca Morland who took over from previous director ... More >>

18 October 2016

Digital Projection reinforces Middle East team

Digital Projection reinforces Middle East teamEMEA - Digital Projection EMEA has announced the appointment of Shreeram Manjunath as business development manager for the Middle East region, reinforcing the Digital Projection sales team. This employment reflects the UK manufacturer's growth in this strategic region and its commitment to the market. With more than eight years' experience in the Middle East and Africa regions, Shreeram brings a wealth of experience to the Dubai office. Prior to joining Digital Projection, Shreeram worked as an engineer in India before working in sales ... More >>

Le Mark apprentice wins Regional Apprenticeship Award

Le Mark apprentice wins Regional Apprenticeship AwardUK - An apprentice from Le Mark Group has been announced as a winner at the East of England National Apprenticeship Awards 2016 regional ceremony. Jessica Morris, age 24, who worked as an apprentice product developer and graphic designer at Le Mark Group, was winner in the region for Apprenticeship champion of the year. The Awards, now in their 13th year, are run by the National Apprenticeship Service and recognise excellence in two areas: businesses that grow their own talent with apprentices and apprentices who have made a significant ... More >>

17 October 2016

Luke Jenks appointed to run CODA Audio USA

Luke Jenks appointed to run CODA Audio USAUSA - CODA Audio has appointed Luke Jenks to the position of Managing Director for CODA Audio in the USA. With more than 20 years' industry experience with Meyer Sound Laboratories in the USA and Europe, Jenks brings with him a wealth of experience, including positions in technical support, system design, R&D and Product Management. His passion for cutting edge system design has led to him being a key player in support of many major events over the years. When the time came for a new challenge, Jenks was excited by CODA Audio's ... More >>

14 October 2016

Mickey Curbishley joins TAIT

Mickey Curbishley joins TAITUSA - TAIT has announced that Mickey Curbishley has joined their team as the senior vice president of Live Event. Curbishley joins TAIT with over 30 years of entertainment experience having most recently served as global CEO of PRG Music. As SVP of Live Event, Curbishley will focus his efforts on driving customer service, generating new business, and continuing to grow TAIT's position as a global market leader in live experience. "I cannot think of a more imaginative, innovative and progressive group of people to join." Curbishley ... More >>

Peerless-AV adds sales representative

Peerless-AV adds sales representativeUK - Peerless-AV has announced the appointment of Chris Knight to the UK professional sales team. Chris' role as distribution sales representative will involve working closely with UK distributors, with a special focus on broadening business opportunities and keeping accounts up-to-date on new products, sales promotions, marketing incentives and training. Chris reports to Chalene Chandrasiri, distribution channel manager, and Ian Abernethy, director of sales UK at Peerless-AV. Commenting on the appointment, Ian said, "Our UK pro sales ... More >>

11 October 2016

Suzanne Wynne joins Gerriets GB as head of sales

Suzanne Wynne joins Gerriets GB as head of salesUK - Gerriets GB Ltd has appointed Suzanne Wynne to its London office as the company's new head of sales. A familiar face to many, Suzanne has over 20 years of experience within the industry working with textiles and associated products, servicing theatre, hospitality, special projects and the Event sectors. Gerriets GB Ltd based in London are suppliers of theatrical curtains and flame retardant fabrics, track systems, screens and stage equipment. (LSi Online) More >>

6 October 2016

Meyer Sound confirms senior sales appointments

Meyer Sound confirms senior sales appointmentsGermany - As part of an initiative to strengthen the company's presence in a key European market, Meyer Sound has announced that audio veteran Wolfgang Leute joins as sales director, Germany. Leute's background includes over 26 years of professional audio experience. Leute was most recently the head of international sales and distribution at beyerdynamic GmbH. Previously he held positions at Shure Europe as director, distribution management, EMEA and at Harman Germany as product manager for JBL Professional. "Germany has always been an ... More >>

5 October 2016

New VP to strengthen Tannoy's market position

New VP to strengthen Tannoy's market positionUK - Music, parent company of Tannoy, has announced the appointment of a new vice president to lead its Lifestyle Division. The news comes as the Tannoy brand "continues its transformative growth, creating innovative, high-end audio solutions". The company has appointed James Bradbury "to execute an ambitious vision to strengthen Tannoy's market leading position". Bradbury, an executive with experience in the connected home and digital marketing sectors, comments, "My priority is to re-invigorate Tannoy into a 21st century business by ... More >>

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