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19 January 2017

Jim Mack appointed Ashly Audio CEO

Jim Mack appointed Ashly Audio CEOUSA - Jim Mack (Teac America, PreSonus, SaneWave, Tascam, Alesis) has joined the Ashly Audio team in Webster, New York as CEO. He will report directly to Marty Szpiro, president & CEO of Jam Industries, Ashly's parent company. "On top of being a great person to work with, Jim has a depth and breadth of experience that makes him a real asset to Ashly, especially at this moment in Ashly's history," explained Szpiro. "He has proven people and recruiting skills, and a tactician's instinct for the right moves at the right times. Ashly is an ... More >>

17 January 2017

MUSIC appoints business development directors

MUSIC appoints business development directorsUSA - MUSIC has implemented the first of its many plans to win the installed sound market. The company has appointed Jason Bethune as director of business development USA, and Stephan Grawe to the position of director of business development EMEA. Bethune and Grawe will work directly with Van Williamson, who was most recently appointed as MUSIC's VP of installed sound. Together they will be working with business partners to ensure MUSIC are as customer centric as possible. "I love MUSIC's obsession for customer experience, innovation ... More >>

Key New Year appointments at Solid State Logic

Key New Year appointments at Solid State LogicUK - Solid State Logic has announced three key new appointments to its product management team as part of its strategy to accelerate the development of new products and updates for current ones. John Hourihane is the new director of product management for SSL and becomes part of the senior management team. He has extensive experience in product management with Harman Professional, Gibson Brands, Stanton Group, and iZotope. Hourihane will oversee product management for all three of SSL's primary markets - studio, broadcast, and live. ... More >>

Peerless-AV names DACH area manager

Peerless-AV names DACH area managerEurope - Peerless-AV has announced the appointment of Thomas Ast as area manager - partnerships for DACH to the growing export sales team. In his role, Thomas will report to Stefan Krüger - director of sales, DACH, and will be responsible for IT system houses, AV dealers and integrators, helping to manage project implementation, while assisting in strategic planning and business development opportunities. "Thomas' passion for the AV market and his technical background makes him the ideal candidate," said Stefan Krüger. "We're confident ... More >>

16 January 2017

Klas Dalbjörn joins Powersoft

Klas Dalbjörn joins PowersoftItaly - Powersoft's mission to strengthen the company further in 2017 has begun with the appointment of the experienced Klas Dalbjörn as product manager. The former Lab Gruppen and Lake product research manager will add considerable strength and gravitas to the development team, headed by co-founder and R&D director, Claudio Lastrucci. His role will extend across the entire product portfolio. Speaking of his appointment, Dalbjörn said, "After 24 years in the pro audio business I felt ready to embrace a new challenge. "For many years I ... More >>

13 January 2017

Damon Crisp joins Orbital Sound

Damon Crisp joins Orbital SoundUK - Damon Crisp has been appointed as Orbital Sound's new Field Sales Representative to expand the reach of Orbital's busy sales department into new markets around the UK. As Nexo's main UK dealer, Damon will be concentrating on maximising the potential this exciting brand offers, says Orbital. With new product launches scheduled for later this year, Damon will be at the forefront of promoting these new and existing products UK wide. Orbital's Andy Simmons commented: "Damon has a wealth of experience in the industry and his contact ... More >>

Genelec appoints industry figures to key roles

Genelec appoints industry figures to key rolesFinland - Genelec has welcomed two highly respected industry figures to its sales team in the shape of new international sales director Ole Jensen, and sales manager Jonas Olsen. The two men arrive with more than 50 years of combined experience across the professional monitor and AV markets. Jensen is a well-recognised figure within the professional audio market, having most recently led the worldwide distribution of Dynaudio Pro. Over the course of more than three decades he has held a succession of high profile sales and distribution ... More >>

Nexo Asia promotes Michel Brouard

Nexo Asia promotes Michel BrouardChina - Nexo has a new face in the Far East, as Michel Brouard steps into the new role of business development manager for East Asia. Industry veteran Brouard joined Nexo 18 months ago with responsibility for Greater China. His remit has been increased to include Japan, South Korea and Mongolia, as well as China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. "Michel will play a critical role in increasing the presence and success of Nexo in Japan and south Korea," says Nexo CEO Jean Mullor. "Keeping his responsibility for China, he will now be active in ... More >>

12 January 2017

OHM expansion plans continue

OHM expansion plans continueUK - OHM (UK) has named Kaushal Garg as its new director of sales for Middle East and Africa. In his position, Mr Garg will be responsible for overseeing all sales activities in the regions, supporting OHM UK's existing legacy and expansion in these markets. Mr Garg brings more than 20 years of experience in the professional audio industry, having begun his career with Bose in 1998 growing through the ranks from technical manager, national sales manager, to divisional manager. Kaushal has also worked with Harman Pro where he managed ... More >>

6 January 2017

Robert Simpson awarded MBE in New Year's Honours

Robert Simpson awarded MBE in New Year's HonoursUK - Robert Simpson, co-founder of Electrosonic, has been awarded an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the New Year's 2017 Honours list for services to the audio-visual industry. The award was made in recognition of Robert's unwavering commitment to the audio and video industry over the past 52 years. Over the last five decades Robert has helped to define what we now know as the audio and video industry. In his early years, working alongside co-founders Denis Naisbitt and Michael Ray, Electrosonic developed products ... More >>

4 January 2017

Audiologist Jenna Paley joins Sensaphonics

Audiologist Jenna Paley joins SensaphonicsUSA - Sensaphonics has announced the hiring of Dr. Jenna Paley to promote hearing wellness and business development. Paley received her doctorate in audiology from Indiana University, and is founder of Project Decibel, an organization dedicated to educating musicians and others on how to protect their hearing health while still enjoying loud sound on stage, in the audience, or anywhere in their lives. "Hearing wellness is something I'm very passionate about, which is a perfect match with Sensaphonics," she says. "When we spoke about the ... More >>

3 January 2017

Lamarre joins EAW sales team

Lamarre joins EAW sales teamUSA EAW has announced the addition of Paul Lamarre to the growing sales team. Lamarre is tasked with managing sales and support for future and existing customers in the Southern US. The announcement was made by James Newhouse, North American director of sales for EAW. "Adding Paul to the team furthers our commitment to interacting directly with our dealers," explains Newhouse. "He joins a team of individuals that are responsible for not only expanding sales and the reach of the EAW brand, but also continuing our efforts to work with ... More >>

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