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SFM Now Distributing Panamax

November 20th, 2017

Panamax from Core Brands today announced the appointment of Montreal-based SFM to serve as a Canada distribution partner for Panamax custom installation and pro solutions. According to Core Brands Vice President of Sales Jeff Costello, SFM is the ideal partner to bring Panamax power products to more resellers, integrators, and retailers throughout Canada.

“SFM has a 40-year record of demonstrated market success working with the AV industry’s top brands, including  Furman,” Costello says. “We are confident that their experienced and expertly trained sales force will help expand the Panamax brand throughout Canada.”

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ACT Lighting Acquires RapcoHorizon

November 20th, 2017

ACT Lighting has completed its acquisition of RHC Holdings Corp. (RapcoHorizon).  This move follows ACT Lighting’s recent acquisition of AC Power Distribution.

Headquartered in Jackson, MI and with core facilities in Massachusetts, Canada, and Mexico, RapcoHorizon manufactures interconnect assemblies, audio, data, and interface products, and specialty industrial wire. Its brand portfolio includes ProCo, RAT, RoadHog, and StageMASTER and its products are used by concert touring sound companies, video and sound contractors, recording studios, system integrators, audiophiles, and musicians.  RapcoHorizon also has leading research and development capabilities and a modern custom metal shop to build new devices.

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DPA Microphones Appoints Nikolaj Forsberg as EVP of Sales

November 16th, 2017

Nikolaj Forsberg DPADPA Microphones has announced the appointment of Nikolaj Forsberg to the post of EVP of sales.

Forsberg is based at DPA’s headquarters in Denmark where he will be responsible for overseeing global sales activity and helping to develop new prospects for DPA’s product portfolio, which covers pro audio, live sound, theatre, broadcast, house of worship, and installation markets.

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A3E to Present The Future of Audio at The 2018 NAMM Show

November 16th, 2017

NAMM_hdrA3E, the Advanced Audio + Applications Exchange, will present a series of discussions dedicated to the future of advanced audio applications and new music technologies at The 2018 NAMM Show from Jan. 25-28. The organization’s A3E Summit will feature 36 sessions feature case studies and expert panel discussions delving into the developments transforming the music and audio industries, and the use of Audio + Applications in production and performance.

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David Scheirman Takes Office as AES President

November 15th, 2017
David Scheirman

David Scheirman

The AES has announced that David Scheirman has taken office as the new president of the Audio Engineering Society. In continuing its role of promoting audio science and education, the AES welcomes Scheirman and his 40-plus years of experience and expertise in professional audio – and as a long-time active member of the AES, where he’s served three terms on the board of governors, along with numerous roles and chair positions at AES conventions and within the AES committee system.

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QSC CEO Named President-Elect of 2018 AVIXA Board of Directors

November 15th, 2017
Joe Pham

Joe Pham

QSC CEO Named President-Elect of 2018 AVIXA Board of Directors

QSC President and CEO Joe Pham has been named president-elect of the 2018 Board of Directors for AVIXA (formerly InfoComm International). This will be Pham’s fourth year serving on the board where he served as secretary-treasurer in 2017.

“Part of AVIXA’s rebranding is to reinvigorate the market and focus more on the user experience,” says Pham. “As this industry shifts into a world of convergence, AVIXA is looking to grow the AV industry globally and offer additional support and programs to its members. It really is an exciting time in our market and I’m thrilled to be part of this transformation.”

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Roland Pro AV Canada Names New National Sales Manager

November 2nd, 2017
Roland Pro AV Canada's Russell Williams

Roland Pro AV Canada’s Russell Williams

Roland Canada has announced the hiring of Russell Williams as its a new national sales manager for the professional AV division. He will based out of Toronto.

As a product sales specialist, Williams has spent 20 years in various countries working within the pro AV, photo, and print industries. In addition, he is trained as a commercial photographer with education in video production and editing.

Williams says he is excited to move back to his roots in manufacturer sales, applying his experience to help and support Roland’s professional AV division. Of his recent appointment, Williams says, “I am really excited to join Roland as the new national sales manager for pro AV. I have some big shoes to fill.”

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John Devries Joins CETEC Group as National Pro AV Rep

October 31st, 2017
John Devries

John Devries

Wayne Korhonen, President of CETEC Group Inc., has announce the addition of John Devries to the CETEC Group. Devries will assume the position as CETEC Group’s national pro AV representative.

Devries comes to CETEC from Roland Pro AV Canada, where he spent 10 years as national sales manager. The company says Devries’ skills in professional audio/video sales and sales operations bring formidable experience to the CETEC Group. “John brings formidable pro-audio/video experience as CETEC continues to experience rapid growth,” adds Korhonen.

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NAMM Show Exhibitors Invited to Submit Products for Media Preview Day Consideration

October 26th, 2017

01nammExhibitors at The 2018 NAMM Show are invited to submit their product(s) for consideration to showcase at NAMM’s Official Media Preview Day.

The NAMM Show’s Media Preview Day will be held Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018 from 4-6 p.m. at the NAMM Idea Center in the Anaheim Convention Center’s Hall C Lobby. 

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Yamaha Canada Music Hires Kris O’Reilly as Product Manager for Live Sound & Music Production

October 26th, 2017

Kris O'ReillyYamaha Canada Music has announced the addition of Kris O’Reilly to its combo team as product marketing manager for live sound and music production.

O’Reilly comes to Yamaha with years of MI experience having worked for Long & McQuade in role as key buyer for audio and recording products since 2008, but actually started working in their Scarborough, ON store location back in 2004.

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