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18 September 2014

Derrick Zieba

Derrick ZiebaUK - Renowned throughout the theatre and music industries for his outstanding sound designs, Derrick Zieba passed away on 15 September after a recurrent illness. From his early days at the National Theatre to this Year's BRIT Awards, Derrick managed the difficult feat of being both exceedingly competent and persuasive technically, ensuring no compromise was brooked in the path to perfect sound. He had the ability to charm even the most demanding live performer or producer. These attributes proved invaluable to the many projects he ... More >>

17 September 2014

Scala names area sales manager Germany

Scala names area sales manager GermanyGermany - Scala has appointed Olaf Bujard as new area sales manager for Germany. Reporting to Damon Crowhurst, sales director EMEA, Bujard will be responsible for building on and further expanding Scala's leading digital signage position in Germany. Communications and marketing expert Bujard joins Scala from Medialis Marketing GmbH, where he served as CEO for the past 20 years. As a founding member of the company, he was directly responsible for its success. "I couldn't be more excited to welcome Olaf to the team," said Damon Crowhurst. ... More >>

15 September 2014

Rob Young joins DWR Distribution

Rob Young joins DWR DistributionSouth Africa - Established in the mid 1980s, theatre and studio engineering is well known in South Africa for serving the theatre and entertainment market with design work and the manufacture of mechanical equipment and structures. Rob Young took over the company in 2003 and is now pleased to offer his expertise and workmanship to clients at DWR. "I have always loved what I do because everything is different, " said Rob. The new merge sees DWR Distribution adding a new warehouse to the existing office space situated at Kimbult ... More >>

CreativeTechnology expands London team

CreativeTechnology expands London teamUK - Creative Technology's London operation has recently recruited Dan Burgess in the position of account manager, focusing on the corporate sector. Having worked within corporate events for 17 years, Dan brings a wealth of experience of the AV industry. Dan started his career as a production manager at Crown Business Communications where he spent nine years working across a wide variety of shows for both the private and public sectors. Moving to Blitz Communications he quickly progressed from account manager to account director, ... More >>

12 September 2014

W-DMX adds technical and development expertise

W-DMX adds technical and development expertiseSweden - Wireless Solution Sweden AB has welcomed Bo Wendemo as R&D engineer, effective immediately. Wendemo has 25 years of experience with wireless technology and spent the last 10 years at Nokia Denmark as RF senior engineer, which included 18 months as international assignee project leader in China, helping to build up and train the new RF team in Beijing. Wendemo's addition further adds to the already strong R&D team at Wireless Solution, having over 35 years combined experience with companies including Ericsson, Sony, and Nokia. ... More >>

10 September 2014

PRG Nocturne expands UK team

PRG Nocturne expands UK teamUK - PRG Nocturne has announced that James Morden has joined their UK team as a senior account manager. With 18 years of video experience in the industry, Morden is eager to help PRG Nocturne continue to expand in the UK with innovative video services, gear, and support for concerts, public festivals, and corporate events. "A core value of PRG Nocturne has always been to invest in people," notes PRG UK chief sales officer Rich Rowley. "Having James join our UK team underscores that commitment. He will allow us to continue to provide the ... More >>

Luke Bonner joins Oasis Enterprises

Luke Bonner joins Oasis EnterprisesUAE - Oasis Enterprises Professional Projects Division has appointed Luke Bonner to the position of special projects engineer with responsibility for developing existing design packages in the Architainment segment. "We have experienced a huge upsurge in demand for our specialised integration service with architainment projects, and Luke's 14 years of experience across the broad spectrum of entertainment, event and architectural lighting in the UAE will add and enhance our existing portfolio of services and demonstrates that we can ... More >>

Optoma UK expands LED lighting business

Optoma UK expands LED lighting businessUK - Optoma UK has expanded its LED Lighting business with the appointment of two new regional sales managers, Ian McNeill and Daniel Holden. Nick Price, Optoma's territory manager, said,"We are delighted Ian and Daniel have joined the team at Optoma to grow our LED lighting business. "LED lighting was a logical progression for Optoma, which has been producing award-winning LED projectors for numerous years. We have been established in the UK for almost two decades and have a strong infrastructure. I am confident Ian and Daniel will ... More >>

8 September 2014

Pasquale Quadri, founder of Clay Paky, passes away

Pasquale Quadri, founder of Clay Paky, passes awayItaly - Pasquale Quadri, founder and chairman of Clay Paky SpA, passed away on Saturday night at his home in Torre De Roveri, aged 67. Pasquale 'Paky' Quadri was a highly successful entrepreneur, although very reserved. He preferred not to appear very much but every lighting professional, all over the world, knows that he was the creative soul of Clay Paky, the Italian company that exports 97% of its production and is present, with its sophisticated luminaires, on the stages of the most important events and shows in the world. Just some ... More >>

ABTT announces new chairman

ABTT announces new chairmanUK - The Association of British Theatre Technicians (ABTT) has announced that Louise Jeffreys, the Barbican's director of arts, will be its new chairman. Jeffreys succeeds Mark White, regional manager UK & Ireland for Electronic Theatre Controls (ETC). Jeffreys' extensive background in the performing arts, encompassing programming, production and venue management, alongside roles as head of production at Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich and technical director at English National Opera, make her the ideal candidate to lead the ABTT's ... More >>

Sennheiser Middle East appoints BDM

Sennheiser Middle East appoints BDMUAE - Sennheiser has announced the appointment of John McGregor as its business development manager (BDM) for the Middle East. The regional office in Dubai reported exceptionally strong growth figures for both turnover and profit in 2013 and believes this move will further strengthen its foothold in the region's education and broadcast markets. In his new role, McGregor, a former tutor at the SAE Institute in Dubai, will also drive knowledge transfer initiatives directed at the audio specialist's Middle East partners and customers. ... More >>

2 September 2014

TSL appoints Martin Locket as director

TSL appoints Martin Locket as directorUK - TSL has announced that Martin Locket has been appointed a Director and Shareholder of the company. Martin has extensive experience in the production and rental industries, having previously been MD of Essential Lighting and CEO of PRG-UK. Sam Tamplin and Martin will now be running and developing the company together as business partners. Tamplin, TSL's founder, commented: "Martin increasing his involvement with TSL coincides with our relocation into 12,000sq.ft of new warehouse and production space at London Gatwick this month. ... More >>

Theatres Trust names full-time planning adviser

Theatres Trust names full-time planning adviserUK - The Theatres Trust has named Ross Anthony as its first full-time planning adviser. This new role brings together all aspects of the Trust's planning work, including its role as a statutory consultee on theatre planning applications, the development of policies which promote and protect the social and cultural value of theatres in local and neighbourhood plans, and the protection of theatres in national planning policy. Ross Anthony initially joined the Trust in January 2014 on a part-time basis taking responsibility for the ... More >>

Richard Northwood joins RH Consulting

Richard Northwood joins RH ConsultingUK - London-based audio consulting firm RH Consulting, has announced a major addition to its team in the form of renowned consultant, Richard Northwood. Northwood's integration into RH Consulting is effective immediately. Richard Northwood brings 30 years of experience working on projects including Wembley, Ascot, Nokia, Oman Opera house and very many more. His reputation throughout the industry is exemplary as one of the audio industry's most respected consultants. "We've been talking about working together for quite some time, so it's ... More >>

1 September 2014

Ken Berreen joins Illuminate Design

Ken Berreen joins Illuminate DesignUK - Colchester-based Illuminate Design are delighted to welcome Ken Berreen to the company in the role of technical sales manager. As Illuminate continues to grow its business, Ken brings a wealth of experience to the company to allow it to further develop into new sectors and markets. Building on its core strengths, Illuminate Design has recently made significant developments within the hire market in East Anglia, as well as the maintenance and installation work that has been part of the brand for a number years. Ben Payne, director ... More >>

Marc Hendriks joins Milos Group

Marc Hendriks joins Milos GroupCzech Republic - Milos Group has added Marc Hendriks to their experienced team of professionals. Marc is a well-respected expert who has enjoyed a long and successful history within the truss and support structure industry. His wealth of knowledge and hands-on experience is well-known by his peers and appreciated by countless customers across the globe. The introduction of Marc to the Milos Group team will strengthen all brands of the group and offer value added to theirworldwide customer base, says the company. Marc will drive the ... More >>

Dave Smith joins Audiologic team

Dave Smith joins Audiologic teamUK - Audiologic, has made a significant addition to its team. Dave Smith has joined the company in a newly created role as business development manager. With a strong background in both the consumer electronics and music industry sectors, Dave brings a wealth of experience gained from his time with Panasonic, Micron and latterly, Sennheiser. Andy Lewis, sales and marketing manager at Audiologic, comments, "We're genuinely delighted to welcome someone of Dave's calibre to the Audiologic family. He has a proven track record of building ... More >>

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