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Jam Industries Names Jim Mack as CEO of Ashly Audio

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Jim_Mack_Ashly_CEOVeteran audio industry executive Jim Mack has joined the Ashly Audio team in Webster, NY as CEO. He is tasked with helping expand the business in existing markets and create paths into new markets that leverage Ashly’s amplifiers, signal processors, and user interfaces. Mack will report directly to Marty Szpiro, president & CEO of Jam Industries, Ashly’s Canada-based 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,” says Szpiro. “He has proven people and recruiting skills, and a tactician’s instinct for the right moves at the right times. Ashly is an essential and strategic asset in Jam Industries’ portfolio, and we’re thrilled to have Jim on the Ashly team.”


Peter Woods Joins AVL Media Group as Ontario Sales Rep

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Peter WoodsAndrew Hope, managing director of AVL Media Group, has announced that Peter Woods has joined the AVL team as its sales representative in Ontario.

Woods begun his career as a touring live sound engineer, he was an integral part of the Jason Sound team through the 1990s, and since then has held positions with AMX, Crestron, and Lightware. He has enjoyed success in many roles including sales, product support, and product development, as well as AV and network consulting for both manufacturers and integrators.


Alfred Monterrubio Joins Riedel Communications’ North America Technical Services Staff

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Riedel_Alfred-MonterrubioIn a move that the company says will strengthen and complete its North America technical services department, Riedel Communications has hired Alfred Monterrubio as a Service and Support Engineer. Monterrubio joins Riedel with nearly a decade of experience in quality control and management for broadcast technology solutions.

“We’re pleased to welcome Alfred to the team, and we know we’ll be relying heavily on his expertise in video software and quality systems as we continue to boost customer satisfaction in the North America region,” says Joyce Bente, president and CEO at Riedel North America. “Alfred will provide invaluable support for our customers and help us raise the bar for technical excellence throughout the North American marketplace.”


TOA Canada Corporation Announces Sales Territory Realignment

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017
Peter MacLean

Peter MacLean

TOA Canada Corporation, manufacturer of commercial audio and intercom products, has announced a realignment of sales territories, effective Jan. 3, 2017.

Warren Strem’s sales territory will now include the Northern Territories, including the Northwest Territories, Yukon, and Nunavut. He will also be responsible for British Columbia and Alberta. Strem joined the TOA team in early 2016 as regional sales manager for B.C. and Alberta. He has been working closely with Barry Taylor learning the region, says the company.


TOA Canada Corporation Appoints Mitsuhiro Omura as President & CEO

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017
Mitsuhiro Omura

Mitsuhiro Omura

TOA Canada Corporation, manufacturer of commercial audio and intercom products, has appointed Mitsuhiro Omura as its president and CEO, effective Jan. 3, 2017.

Omura comes to North America from TOA Corporation’s head office in Kobe, Japan. He brings with him 19 years’ experience. He will be leaving his post as section manager of the International Sales Section where he handled sales teams for South America, India, and South Korea.


L-Acoustics Appoints Two New Applications Engineers for North America

Monday, January 9th, 2017

Josh Maichele


Jesse Stevens

L-Acoustics has appointed Josh Maichele and Jesse Stevens to serve as the manufacturer’s newest North American regional applications engineers. The announcement comes from L-Acoustics, Inc. CEO Laurent Vaissie.

Serving both the install and rental markets, Maichele and Stevens are responsible for providing active technical support and expertise for L-Acoustics’ Certified Providers, end users and designers in the Midwest and Northeast regions of the U.S. and Canada, respectively. The two new hires will work closely with regional sales managers Paul Tillman and Scott Pizzo and report to both Scott Sugden and André Pichette, respective heads of applications for touring and install markets.

Based in New York, Jesse Stevens comes to L-Acoustics with 15 years of experience as a sound designer, engineer, and mixer for Broadway musicals, national tours and large-scale special events. He was a member of the sound design team for the Broadway productions of Rock of Ages, Motown the Musical, and After Midnight, all of which were nominated for a Tony Award for Outstanding Sound Design. Additionally, he’s spent time with Blue Man Group at the Monte Carlo Las Vegas, the Radio City Spring Spectacular, and Waitress on Broadway.


Steve Knowles Named VP of Erikson Music & Korg Canada

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

steve_finalJam Industries has announced the appointment of Steve Knowles to the position of VP of the Erikson Music and Korg Canada divisions.

Knowles has worked for Jam Industries for over 15 years and has previously held the position of GM of Korg Canada.  During his tenure as general manager, the company says he demonstrated a propensity for implementing processes to facilitate procedures and has acquired the necessary knowledge to take the department and his team to the next level.


Music Group Hires Van Williamson as VP of Installed Sound

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

van-williamsonMusic Group has appointed Van Williamson as VP of Installed Sound, with the stated responsibility of executing “a highly ambitious vision to deliver revolutionary installed sound solutions.” Music Groups’ brands include Midas, Klark Teknik, Lab Gruppen, Lake, Tannoy, and Turbosound.

Williamson, who formerly led Harman Professional’s global installed sound, comments, “I am extremely excited to be part of a revolutionary vision to deliver outstanding customer experience and product solutions for our commercial customers. The incredible power and passion of MUSIC’s 4,000 people organization together with its industry leading technologies of its world renowned brands means that together with our global distribution partners we will provide life-changing solutions.”


Kees van Draanen back with Réalisations Inc. Montreal

Friday, December 9th, 2016

keesweblogoKees van Draanen back with Réalisations Inc. Montreal. He has more than 30 thirty years of experience working for cultural organisations based in Québec, Ontario, and Europe in the fields of administration, human resources, and finance.

After studies in history followed by diplomas in accounting and economics, Kees worked most notably for Cirque du Soleil as an administrative director from 1988 to 1993 in Canada and from 1994 to 1999 and again from 2002 to 2005 in Europe. Upon his return to Canada in 2006, he consulted for the Palais Montcalm theatre to put into place its administrative structure. He then worked for Réalisations as its director of administration and finances and afterwards worked with the Grand Ballets Canadiens and, most recently, with RIDEAU – an independent network of presenters of artistic events.


Techni+Contact Hires New Central Ontario Regional Sales Manager

Monday, December 5th, 2016
George Grech

George Grech

Techni+Contact Canada has announced the appointment of George Grech to the position of regional sales manager for Central Ontario, effective immediately.

Grech is a recognized professional in the Canadian audio visual technology integration industry with extensive experience in AV/IT technology sales and training. He has over 25 years’ experience in the conference and integration industry combining in-depth knowledge of audio and video solutions.



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