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26 November 2014

Audinate appoints VP of marketing

Audinate appoints VP of marketingUSA - Joshua Rush has joined Audinate as vice president of marketing. Rush brings over 20 years of experience in business, consumer and channel marketing in a variety of industries, including computer hardware, networking and telecommunications. As part of the continuing expansion of Audinate, Rush will lead the global marketing function for Audinate with a specific emphasis on driving awareness for Dante enabled products with the channel and end users. Through similar roles at HP and Vesta Corporation, Rush has extensive experience ... More >>

25 November 2014

Sabina Berloffa appointed d&b marketing director

Sabina Berloffa appointed d&b marketing directorGermany - d&b audiotechnik has strengthened its top management by bringing on board Sabina Berloffa as Director of Marketing. Since August this year she has been responsible for global marketing and product management, with the aim of further expanding brand awareness, developing new markets and accelerating the growth of the company. Sabina Berloffa is part of the international management team around CEO Amnon Harman. "Sabina Berloffa has great experience in B2B marketing, brand leadership and product management. She will take a key ... More >>

21 November 2014

Orbital appoints Andy Simmons director of sales

Orbital appoints Andy Simmons director of salesUK - Orbital Sound, the theatre, live sound and entertainment technology specialist, has announced the appointment of Andy Simmons to the post of director of sales. Joining Orbital in November, Andy brings over 25 years of international sales and marketing experience, gained within the pro-audio sector in association with many key brands, including Crest Audio, XTA Electronics, Peavey and KV2. Andy will be fulfilling a strategic role at Orbital, working to develop the company's long-term sales plan, while making full use of the ... More >>

CIE-Group adds account manager for South East

CIE-Group adds account manager for South EastUK - CIE-Group has announced the appointment of Lloyd Wilson to the position of AV account manager, South East England. Lloyd is the latest recruit to join the award-winning CIE-Group team which is undergoing an expansion of its sales, technical and support operations to meet new demand. Lloyd joins from AVM where he was responsible for internal sales for the UK and Ireland. "Having already had some dealings with the company, I was keen to join CIE-Group when the opportunity arose," comments Lloyd. "The 50thAnniversary year has made it ... More >>

18 November 2014

Bond to head Kinesys sales in North America

Bond to head Kinesys sales in North AmericaUSA - UK motion control specialist Kinesys is continuing to expand its Kinesys USA Inc. operation by welcoming David Bond to the team in the role of Head of Sales for North America. Kinesys USA has received huge interest and many enquiries since being unveiled at the beginning of August, and bringing David to Kinesys is key to the company's planned medium term expansion strategy. David will be leading the Kinesys USA sales department and travelling extensively to meet with and talk to customers throughout North America. He will be ... More >>

13 November 2014

Robe names Burross as US regional sales manager

Robe names Burross as US regional sales managerUSA - Czech Republic-based lighting manufacturer Robe Lighting has appointed Craig Burross as regional sales manager of the Western United States, effective 17 November 2014. Burross, based in Austin, Texas, was most recently with Barco/High End Systems as the national sales manager for North America. Due to customer demand and increased popularity, Robe Lighting is expanding its reach in the US under CEO Bob Schacherl. This is one of several strategic steps the company is making to provide Robe clients with better sales support and ... More >>

Pioneer Pro Audio expands team

Pioneer Pro Audio expands teamUK - David Ferreira has joined Pioneer Pro Audio as technical sales specialist, adding to the growing team responsible for sales and installation of the brand's sound systems for clubs, bars and restaurants. David brings with him seven years of pro audio experience, most recently as UK sales executive for Martin Audio. Prior to that he worked at Loud Technologies as European service supervisor and technical support specialist. "It's an exciting time to be joining Pioneer Pro Audio," says David. "With Pioneer DJ's legacy of innovation ... More >>

12 November 2014

ABTT chairman wins special achievement award

ABTT chairman wins special achievement awardUK - Louise Jeffreys, the Barbican's Director of Arts and ABTT Chairman, was honoured along with her Barbican colleague Toni Racklin, the venue's Head of Theatre, at the Empty Space... Peter Brook Awards 2014. Together they accepted the Peter Brook Special Achievement Award for turning the Barbican Theatre into the most important international arts centre in London for foreign companies. Louise Jeffreys, Director of Arts at the Barbican said: "I am absolutely thrilled that Toni Racklin and I have been presented with the Peter Brook ... More >>

7 November 2014

New area sales manager for ProLight Concepts

New area sales manager for ProLight ConceptsUK - ProLight Concepts Ltd has appointed Rob Armstrong as 'Area Sales Manager' for the North of England and Scotland. Rob joins ProLight from Northern Stage Services where he held the role of 'Designer & Estimator' for 5 years: Designing, specifying and estimating for a range of small to large installations around the country. In this role, Rob gained an excellent understanding of, and worked with, an extensive range of products, including; specialist lighting, sound, AV and stage engineering systems. Andrew Jeffrey, managing director ... More >>

4 November 2014

TC Group appoints Andy Rust

TC Group appoints Andy RustUK - TC Group has announced the appointment of Andy Rust as its VP of Marketing for Install & Tour, with responsibility for the marketing of TC Group brands - primarily Tannoy, Lab.gruppen, Lake and White Acoustic - in installed sound and touring markets. Based at Tannoy's headquarters in Scotland, Andy has assumed the lead role in the marketing of the Install and Tour verticals, the managing of the core I&T marketing team at Coatbridge, as well as the delivery of the marketing strategy and co-ordination of other marketing teams within ... More >>

Strategic role for John McMahon at Meyer Sound

Strategic role for John McMahon at Meyer SoundUSA - Meyer Sound has appointed John McMahon to the newly created position of vice president of solutions and strategy. Working closely with CEO John Meyer and executive vice president Helen Meyer, McMahon will oversee the broad-based strategic planning for new products, product management, and multi-product solutions across various vertical markets. McMahon's new Solutions and Strategy Division aligns product management, design services, technical support, and education under one umbrella with a goal of creating a common understanding ... More >>

ARRI Rental new management announced

ARRI Rental new management announcedUSA - ARRI Rental has announced that Ed Stamm will oversee the new ARRI Rental office in Atlanta. Besides promoting the ALEXA 65 system exclusively available at ARRI Rental, Stamm will ensure that the company's extensive inventory of digital, film, anamorphic and spherical camera equipment is available to this vibrant production community. Craig Chartier will fill Ed Stamm's previous position, taking over ARRI Rental Miami as General Manager. Chartier will focus on strengthening ARRI Rental's strategy and operations, as well as growing ... More >>

3 November 2014

Mario De Sisti, 1941-2014

Mario De Sisti, 1941-2014Italy - The De Sisti organisation has announced, with deep regret, that the company's founder, president and CEO, Mario De Sisti passed away on Friday, 31 October 2014. His funeral takes place today in Rome. The company says: "The lighting industry has lost a true pioneer, inventor, and true ambassador. There was no-one more charismatic or passionate about his family, business or the industry. "Mario was highly dedicated and inhaled lighting with every breath. His enthusiasm and vigour was contagious. "Mario travelled the World and ... More >>

Dinna Myers to receive PLASA's Swan Award

Dinna Myers to receive PLASA's Swan AwardUSA - PLASA has announced that Dinna Myers will receive its highest honour, the Eva Swan Award, which recognizes exceptional long-term commitment to the association. The award will be presented at PLASA's Behind the Scenes Happy Hour on Thursday evening, 20 November, the evening before the LDI Show. The event will take place from 6:00pm-8:00pm at the Westgate Las Vegas (formerly the Las Vegas Hotel). The Swan Award is presented to a member who has put forth exceptional efforts in time, expertise and personal resources, and has been ... More >>

PLASA to present Volunteer of the Year Award to Bill Ellis

PLASA to present Volunteer of the Year Award to Bill EllisUSA - PLASA will present the 2014 Volunteer of the Year Award to Bill Ellis for his work with the Control Protocols Working Group (CPWG) and the ad-hoc Technical Marketing Group (TMG) on Saturday, 22 November on the PLASA Booth #1469 at LDI. The award to Bill Ellis, owner of Candela Controls, will be presented by Mike Lay, chair of the CPWG. Bill Ellis spends many volunteer hours on work for the CPWG and the ad-hoc TMG, which promotes the work of the Technical Standards Programme. He has put in an extraordinary amount of work in the ... More >>

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