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DPA Microphones Appoints Nikolaj Forsberg as EVP of Sales

Thursday, 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.


David Scheirman Takes Office as AES President

Wednesday, 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.


Roland Pro AV Canada Names New National Sales Manager

Thursday, 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.”


John Devries Joins CETEC Group as National Pro AV Rep

Tuesday, 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.


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

Thursday, 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.


Derek Black Joins HHB Canada as Broadcast & Systems Sales Manager

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

Derek BlackHHB Canada has announced the appointment Derek Black to the new role of broadcast and systems sales manager. This appointment is effective immediately.

In his new position, Black will service HHB’s broadcast and systems clients and dealers, in conjunction with HHB Canada Sales Manager Norman Verrall. Together they will be responsible for managing the company’s independent broadcast and systems sales reps.


Yorkville Sound Appoints New District Sales Manager for Ontario

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

Shawn CrockardIn an effort to improve their rep team and add further support to the  Ontario dealer base, Yorkville Sound has appointed Shawn Crockard as its newest district sales manager, effective immediately.

Reporting to the VP of Sales and Marketing, Jeff Cowling, Crockard’s territory will include southwestern and northern Ontario. Rounding out the Ontario sales team is Chris Gauthier and Alex Donmoyer, who will collectively represent Yorkville’s brands in Ontario.


TASCAM Promotes Joe Stopka to VP of Business Development

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

TAS-JoeStopkaVPTASCAM, a division of TEAC of America, has promoted former Director of Business Development Joe Stopka to Vice President of Sales and Business Development. In his new position, Stopka leads TASCAM’s sales, marketing, and product marketing teams for all of the Americas.


d&b Names Jan Biermann as Head of R&D; Frank Bothe Now CTO

Thursday, August 31st, 2017
Jan Biermann (right) & Frank Bothe

Jan Biermann (right) & Frank Bothe

d&b audiotechnik is expanding its Research and Development department and has appointed a new member to its management team. With effect from Aug. 1st, Jan Biermann takes over from Frank Bothe as Head of Research and Development. Bothe will now focus on the company’s medium to long term technology roadmap in his role as Chief Technology Officer. As leader of the Research and Development team, Biermann will be responsible for implementing product development projects, reporting to d&b Managing Director Markus Strohmeier.


TOA Canada Names Dharmesh Patel to Newly Created Position of National Inside Sales Support

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017
Dharmesh Patel

Dharmesh Patel

TOA Canada Corporation has announced the promotion of Dharmesh Patel to the newly created position of National Inside Sales Support. With this promotion comes the hiring of Sergio Abarca to Warehouse Coordinator. Joann Bettonvil is now performing the duties for the Customer Service position.

In the newly created position of National Inside Sales Support, Patel will be responsible for supporting TOA Canada’s national sales team, supporting its customers via phone support and education on new products among other tasks. Patel has a background in sales, customer service, and finance, which he will bring into this role. Joining the TOA team in March of 2015 as the warehouse coordinator, Patel developed an improved inventory system and displayed a customer focused work ethic in product shipments, according to the company.



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