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Adamson Grows North American Support Team

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016
Scott Shields (left) & Richard Woida join the Adamson team.

Scott Shields (left) & Richard Woida join the Adamson team.

Ontario-based Adamson Systems Engineering has announced the expansion of its North American support team. Richard Woida has joined the U.S applications group to reinforce Adamson’s growing client base in the United States.  Scott Shields has been hired as sales and marketing coordinator, working out of the Canadian headquarters.

James Oliver, director of marketing and sales, notes, “We’re a company that’s driven by the love of audio and not by financial investors. We’ve grown organically by bringing in individuals of the highest character and technical skill. Both Richard and Scott fit the mold and they’re perfectly suited to support and continue to grow our rapidly expanding user base.”

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Music Group Moving Tannoy Loudspeaker Production from Scotland to China

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

Music Group has announced that it proposes to dismiss as redundant around 70 staff at its manufacturing and office facility in Coatbridge, Scotland. The company says it is about to enter into a process of collective consultation with all affected employees, but in the event that the redundancies are confirmed following consultation, the Coatbridge facility would cease operations completely. In this event, the Tannoy loudspeaker production would be transferred to Music Group’s new manufacturing plant in Zhongshan, China, with its research and development and marketing activities being relocated to Music Group’s Innovation centre in Manchester, UK.

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Mike Poirier Joins Solotech’s Broadcast Team

Thursday, April 28th, 2016
Solotech's Mike Poirier

Solotech’s Mike Poirier

Solotech has announced that Mike Poirier has joined its Integration Division as Business Development Director for the broadcast market. Poirier will work within Solotech’s broadcast sales team.

Poirier joins the company with more than three decades of experience in the broadcast, AV, and post-production industries. “Mike has extensive experience in selling system solutions in both Canada and the US,” says Danny Berthelet, executive VP of Solotech’s Integration Division. “With his rich blend of technical expertise and his know-how in marketing and sales, he will be a valuable asset as Solotech steps up its efforts in the broadcast markets”.

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Loud Technologies Appoints Loren Robinson to Mackie & Ampeg Sales Post

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

MAC-Loren RobinsonLoud Technologies has announced the appointment of Loren Robinson to the position of director of sales, independent accounts (North America) for the Mackie and Ampeg brands.

Robinson comes to Loud Technologies with an extensive background in the industry, having worked for Crown Audio for 10 years, where he called on both MI and production and installation accounts, as well as stints with Community and DAS Audio. Prior to Crown, he was an independent sales representative for GLS Marketing in Southern California.

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TOA Canada Corp. Adds Warren Strem to West Coast Sales Team

Thursday, April 14th, 2016
Warren Strem

Warren Strem

TOA Canada Corporation, manufacturer of commercial audio and intercom products, has announced the appointment of Warren Strem to its sales team as Regional Sales Manager – West Coast.

Strem will be working with Barry Taylor (Regional Sales Manager – BC, AB, SK, MB) in anticipation of Taylor’s retirement (date pending). Strem will be responsible for British Columbia and Alberta.  Taylor will also cover British Columbia and Alberta, along with Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

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QSC Names Derek Black as Canadian Sales Manager

Thursday, April 7th, 2016
QSC Derek Black

QSC’s Derek Black

QSC has announced the appointment of Derek Black as sales manager for Canada. In this role, Black will focus on QSC’s systems and live sound business units. He will focus will be on business development, strategic accounts management, and continued efforts in building QSC’s brand in Canada.

Black brings more than 30 years of audio industry experience, with background in both technical and sales management, and more than a decade of experience in independent sales rep force management.

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Solotech Appoints Rob Poretti as Director of Integration Sales for Toronto Office

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

news_mar_2016_Rob_Poretti_nominationSolotech has named Rob Poretti as the new director of sales for the Integration Division at the Toronto office. Poretti joins the company with 30-plus years of experience in the broadcast, production, and post-production industries, and he will lead the Toronto sales team with the primary goal of expanding Solotech’s presence in the GTA market.

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ADJ Group Hires Juan “JC” Faxas as Audio Product Director

Monday, March 14th, 2016

JC FAXASADJ Group has announced that Juan “JC” Faxas has joined the company as audio product director. JC Faxas will develop and expand ADJ’s audio product lines to meet the needs of the company’s consumer base.

“Since the company’s beginning, ADJ Group has been a leader in developing and providing the highest quality of products for the DJ market,” says Toby Velazquez, president of ADJ Group of Companies. “With the addition of JC to our team, we will continue well into the future with the development of products that our customers are looking for by listening and responding to their needs. JC is a natural fit for ADJ as he has extensive knowledge not just with our products but the market and end-users as well.”

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Martin Audio Appoints Dom Harter as Managing Director

Monday, March 14th, 2016

Dom HarterMartin Audio has appointed Dom Harter as Managing Director with immediate effect.
An experienced business leader with a deep history in pro audio, Harter’s mission will be to build the Martin Audio brand and help grow its success across multiple markets worldwide.

Harter’s experience include multiple pro audio roles including serving as both Director of R&D as well as Sales Director with Turbosound before joining Harman’s Mixer Group with several positions including Global Sales Director/VP for Harman’s Mixer BU.

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LOUD Technologies Names T.J. Smith President & GM of EAW

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

TJ SmithEastern Acoustic Works (EAW) has announced the appointment of T.J. Smith as president and general manager. The announcement was made by Mark Graham, LOUD Technologies CEO.

Prior to joining EAW, Smith held a variety of leadership roles with the Harman organization. His most recent assignments include four years as general manager of the company’s operation in Shenzhen, China and management of the signal processing brands based in Salt Lake City, UT.

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