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31 July 2015

Chas Rowden to undertake strategic sales at Lawo

Chas Rowden to undertake strategic sales at LawoGermany - Lawo has appointed Chas Rowden to head up strategic sales within Lawo's global team. Prior to this move, Rowden was employed by Calrec Audio to develop business in Europe, Middle East and African territories. With 30 years' experience in senior sales roles within television live-to-air broadcast, film/video post-production, music production and radio, Rowden has a wide-ranging knowledge of broadcast and media production industries. Rowden commented on his new position, "My fundamental ideas on where the industry and technology ... More >>

28 July 2015

Søren Storm to Head Up Asia & Pacific Sales for GLP

Søren Storm to Head Up Asia & Pacific Sales for GLPSingapore - GLP has appointed lighting industry veteran, Søren Storm, as the company's new Sales Director for Asia Pacific, based in Singapore. Søren, who has worked in the industry for the last 18 years, both for Martin Professional and Robe Lighting s. r. o., will take responsibility for sales across the entire region. "I am looking forward very much to being a part of GLP's extremely professional team," stated Søren. "GLP has a very good reputation in the pro market due to its high quality products and service, ... More >>

23 July 2015

Clear-Com appoints SE Asia sales manager

Clear-Com appoints SE Asia sales managerAPAC - Clear-Com has appointed Hans Chia to the role of regional sales manager responsible for Southeast Asia. Hans' responsibilities will include expanding Clear-Com's market reach in the APAC region by managing and developing local channel partners and championing the company's broad range of industry-leading intercom and connectivity solutions. With over 11 years of pro audio industry experience, Chia joins Clear-Com Systems from Sennheiser Audio where he held the role of integrated systems product specialist, developing, ... More >>

22 July 2015

Industry mourns Dave Cartwright

Industry mourns Dave CartwrightUK - The UK's entertainment technology industry is mourning the tragic loss of Dave Cartwright, who passed away in July after suffering a stroke in late June. He was just 46 years old. Dave's employer, Stuart Gibbons of Le Mark, issued the following statement on behalf of the company: "It is with the greatest of sadness that Le Mark announce the death of a respected colleague and friend. Not only within the company but also the UK entertainment industry. David Cartwright passed away on Sunday 12 July 2015 at Addenbrookes Hospital, ... More >>

15 July 2015

Theatres Trust appoints architecture adviser

Theatres Trust appoints architecture adviserUK - The Theatres Trust, the National Advisory Public Body for Theatres has announced the appointment of Claire Appleby as the Trust's new architecture adviser to provide expert advice on the architecture, design and heritage conservation of theatre buildings. Claire will deliver high quality theatre building architecture, design and heritage conservation advice to theatre owners, operators and developers, members of the public, and local authorities. Her role involves advising on theatre-related capital redevelopments, refurbishments, ... More >>

14 July 2015

CT Holland appoints commercial director

CT Holland appoints commercial directorThe Netherlands - Albert Deltour has been appointed commercial director at Creative Technology Holland. Deltour's career has included senior roles at De Hallen Studios in Amsterdam, Backbone International, Natura Artis Magistra in Amsterdam and as founder and owner of the Amsterdam Convention Factory and the events communications agency; Deltour & Waerts. "Throughout his impressive career Albert has proved to be an experienced practitioner and manager who fits in an organisation like Creative Technology," said Christ Elsten, managing ... More >>

10 July 2015

Audient strengthens technical support

Audient strengthens technical supportUK - Audient has appointed Daniel Mills as technical support agent to assist with questions from Audient owners new and old, and brings with him youth, a passion for sound synthesis, programming and in particular, an appreciation for great sounding recording. "I love Audient after using the ASP8024 desk hooked up to a pair of Genelec monitors during a concert at the Birmingham Conservatoire. I'd never heard audio sound that good before," he says, adding: "I also love how that same sound can be squeezed into a box as small as the iD14 ... More >>

9 July 2015

d&b audiotechnik appoints chief sales officer

d&b audiotechnik appoints chief sales officerGermany - d&b audiotechnik is enhancing its senior management team by appointing Hans-Peter Nüdling as chief sales officer. From 20 July 2015, Nüdling will be responsible for global sales and services, bringing over 25 years of sales, business development, electronics and technology experience to the team. As a member of the managing board, Nüdling will be responsible for global sales and global services including education, application support and services. He has direct and channel sales, and business development expertise, and will ... More >>

Nexo recruits Michel Brouard for China role

Nexo recruits Michel Brouard for China roleFrance / China - Nexo is reinforcing its sales team with the addition of industry sales heavyweight Michel Brouard. To be based in Hong Kong in the newly-created position of Greater China business development manager, Michel will play a critical role in increasing the presence and success of Nexo in the Asia Pacific area. A well-known name in sound reinforcement circles, Michel is an industry veteran. Beginning his career in project management in his native France, he has been most prominent in the role of international sales manager ... More >>

Martin Kling, co-founder of Kling & Freitag, dies aged 54

Martin Kling, co-founder of Kling & Freitag, dies aged 54Germany - German loudspeaker manufacturer Kling & Freitag has announced the death of its co-founder Martin Kling following long-term health problems. The company statement says: "We are mourning the passing of Martin Kling. Last weekend, the former partner, namesake and chief developer of Kling & Freitag GmbH passed away unexpectedly at the age of 54. "Already in the early 1980s, Martin and Jürgen [Freitag] were developing speaker systems which have also had worldwide recognition since 2000 and enjoy an excellent reputation. The two ... More >>

Bandit Lites confirms senior promotions

Bandit Lites confirms senior promotionsUSA - Bandit Lites has promoted Steve Powell to rentals manager and Mark Steinwachs to general manager. Steve Powell, who recently celebrated more than 15 years with Bandit Lites, steps into a new role as rentals manager. Now in charge of asset allocation for tours and shows, Powell will also step up efforts to rent gear to other production houses. "I am always excited to be part of the great team at Bandit Lites and look forward to this new opportunity," said Powell. Bandit Chair, Michael T. Strickland says of Powell, "Steve has been ... More >>

8 July 2015

Industry mourns the passing of ETC's Fulvio Cotogni

Industry mourns the passing of ETC's Fulvio CotogniEurope - One of the industry's brightest lights dimmed on Thursday, when Fulvio Cotogni, ETC's regional manager for Southern Europe and the Middle East, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. A funeral for Cotogni was held on Saturday, where friends and family had the opportunity to share memories of him. ETC CEO Fred Foster gave a eulogy in which he noted, "I am incredibly honoured to have known Fulvio for a couple of decades, and to have been his colleague for much of that time. My wife, Susan, refers to Fulvio as an ... More >>

6 July 2015

Messe Berlin appoints CFO

Messe Berlin appoints CFOGermany - The supervisory board of Messe Berlin has appointed 45 year-old Dirk Hoffmann, a business studies graduate, as the chief financial officer of Messe Berlin. He will take up his post on 15 September 2015 and oversee finances, IT and human resources. Dirk Hoffmann studied business management in Germany, the US and Canada and after working for Booz Allen & Hamilton and Fox Mobile (formerly Jamba) his last post was as managing director of ImmobilienScout24 in Berlin. Peter Zühlsdorff, chairman of the supervisory board, comments, "... More >>

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