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Roland Announces New Canadian President, Global Appointment

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017
New Roland Canada Pres. & CEO Brian Dupas

New Roland Canada Pres. & CEO Brian Dupas

Roland Canada has announced that Brian Dupas, formerly the vice president of sales for Roland Canada, has been promoted to president and CEO. This move follows the promotion of now-former president and CEO Paul McCabe to the newly-created position of VP of marketing with Roland Corporation.

Over the past 30 years, Dupas has held many roles with Roland Canada, moving his way through the positions of BC sales representative, inside sales manager, and executive sales manager, and his most recent role of VP of sales, which he has held for the past five years.


GerrAudio Names Peter Snelgrove as Director of Marketing & Education

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017
Peter Snelgrove

Peter Snelgrove

GerrAudio has announced the appointment of Peter Snelgrove to the newly-created position of director of marketing and education.

Snelgrove has 10 years of experience in sales and marketing, initially with the Canadian division of News America Marketing and, most recently, with the mobile application Checkout51. He will be handling GerrAudio’s social media and online presence and will also be co-ordinating all print advertising and online news activities. Snelgrove will also focus new attention on the development and implementation of GerrAudio’s product training seminars and special events, including an expansion of Rational Acoustics Smaart Training across Canada.


Jeff Rocha Appointed Head of Market Development for North America for L-Acoustics

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

LA_Jeff_RochaL-Acoustics has announced the appointment of industry veteran Jeff Rocha as Head of Market Development for North America. Reporting directly to L-Acoustics CEO Laurent Vaissié, Rocha’s task will be to analyze and develop market strategies for L-Acoustics products in the North American market, collaborating across the applications, marketing, and sales functions for implementation.


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.



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