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Archive for the ‘Company Relocations & Appointments’ Category

Music Group Hires James Bradbury to Lead Tannoy’s Lifestyle Division

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

james-bradburyMUSIC Group, parent company of audio brand Tannoy, has today announced the appointment of a new VP to lead its Lifestyle Division. The company has hired James Bradbury to execute a vision to strengthen Tannoy’s market position.

Bradbury has general management experience in the international marketplace in areas such as connected home and digital marketing.


Makarand Karanjkar Joins Wohler as Director of Engineering

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

makarand-karanjkar-headshotWohler Technologies, a manufacturer of video, audio and data monitoring solutions, announced the appointment of Makarand Karanjkar as director of engineering. With more than 18 years of experience in the software industry, Karanjkar will be responsible for creating products that enforce Wohler’s strategic shift toward software-centric monitoring solutions.

“Makarand has extensive experience across multiple technology domains and a proven ability to build sophisticated audio and video platforms,” says Michael Kelly, CEO and president of Wohler Technologies. “We are excited to welcome Makarand to the Wohler family as we continue to invest in bringing new solutions to market that meet our customers’ evolving needs.”


Celestion Appoints Claudia Haase as Distribution Manager for North America

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

claudiahaaseCelestion, a U.K.-based manufacturer of guitar and bass loudspeakers and professional audio drivers for sound reinforcement applications, has announced the appointment of Claudia Haase as distribution manager for North America. In her new role, Haase, who is based out of the Celestion office in New Jersey, will work together with Celestion’s sales and distribution partners to optimize their offerings throughout North America. Celestion is distributed in Canada by McBride Loudspeaker Source.


TOA Canada Welcomes Doug Knight to the Technical Support Team

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016
Doug Knight

Doug Knight

TOA Canada has announced the hiring of Doug Knight to the technical support team.

Reporting to Derek Hunter, product support manager, Knight will fill the role of product support where he will be responsible for technical support, R.A. requests, parts requests, service depot support, and product inspection, among other duties.


Rycote Appoints Gerry Forde as Chief Commercial Officer

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016
Rycote COO Gerry Forde

Rycote CCO Gerry Forde

Rycote, the U.K. manufacturer of microphone windshields and suspension systems, has announced the appointment of Gerry Forde as its chief commercial officer.

The company says Rycote operates a global distributor network and, building upon a strong platform of established sales and market share, is targeting further national and international growth opportunities.


SC Media Canada Adds Mark Gadomski to Ontario Sales Team

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

SC Media Canada has announced the appointment of Mark Gadomski to its Ontario sales team as Enterprise Sales and Business Development Manager.

Gadomski is responsible for supporting SC Media’s install customers and developing key relationships in the enterprise market for Ontario, including the Ottawa region. This includes Harman Audio, Barco, and Absen Video solutions for corporate, government, education, large venue, and hospitality customers.


Riedel North Americ Hires New Sales Administrator

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

Riedel-JakeHelversonRiedel Communications has hired Jake Halverson to serve as sales administrator within the Riedel North America team. Halverson will be responsible for the efficient handling of sales orders in support of outside sales staff, managing customer queries, and in turn improving the company’s ability to offer responsive, high-quality service and support.


AtlasIED Hires Dean Standing as International Sales Manager

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

Dean StandingAtlasIED has appointed Dean Standing as its international sales manager. A commercial audio industry veteran for over 30 years, Standing was most recently the director of sales at Rane Corporation. In his 21-year role at Rane, Standing built and managed their global distribution network and internal sales/marketing teams. Prior, he was the export and national sales manager for Carver Corporation.


Erikson Pro Promotes Connie Fontanella & Names New Ontario Sales Rep

Friday, September 2nd, 2016
Connie Fontanella

Connie Fontanella

Erikson Pro has announced the promotion of Connie Fontanella to office manager for the Pro & Commercial Divisions. Doubling in her role, Connie will be acting as head-purchaser, oversee retail pricing structures and day-to-day office operations.

Fontanella has been with JAM Industries for 16 years and the company says in a statement that her “natural talent for business and relentless attention to detail are sure to carry us further.”


Andrew Hope Joins AVL Media Group as Managing Director

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

Andrew HopeSteve Kosters, CEO of Intellimix and AVL Media Group, has announced that industry veteran Andrew Hope has joined the company in the role of managing director for AVL. Hope comes to AVL after spending more than 25 years with GerrAudio Distribution.

“Bringing with him over 30 years of varied experience in all aspects of professional audio and communications; Andrew enjoys an enviable industry-wide reputation for his professionalism, business acumen, and solution-oriented approach. We at AVL are thrilled to welcome Andrew as managing director,”  says Kosters.



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