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Harman Announces Acquisition of AMX at InfoComm

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014
Blake Augsburger, President of Harman Professional Division (left), announcing the company's acquisition of AMX with AMX CEO Rashid Skaf, at InfoComm 2014.

Blake Augsburger, President of Harman Professional Division (left), announcing the company’s acquisition of AMX with AMX CEO Rashid Skaf, at InfoComm 2014.

Harman International announced the successful completion of its acquisition of AMX LLC from The Duchossois Group for $365 million this morning at InfoComm. Based in Richardson, TX, AMX is a leading provider of enterprise control and automation systems as well as audio/video switching and distributing solutions and will be integrated into HARMAN’s professional offerings servicing audio, video, and IT professionals.


Viva InfoComm 2014 In Las Vegas!

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

The Professional Sound team touched down in Las Vegas early Tuesday morning for the 2014 edition of the InfoComm show, which finds the association celebrating its 75th anniversary.

While the exhibit halls don’t open until Wednesday, the 18th, there was some programming on the books for the pre-show evening, including the rather interesting keynote address by “futurist” aike Walsh and the show’s welcome reception.

InfoComm 2014 keynote speaker Mike Walsh

InfoComm 2014 keynote speaker Mike Walsh


Pure Groove & Danley Partner On Nightlife & Music Sound Systems

Friday, March 28th, 2014
Damien Murphy

Damien Murphy

Pure Groove Systems has announced a partnership with Danley Sound Labs to create a series of sound systems targeted at the nightlife and music industries.

“Danley Sound Labs bring an unrivaled level of audio technology and experience,” says Damian Murphy, founder of Pure Groove Systems. “I have never heard anything that comes close to the power and quality of their sound systems. I am confident that these systems will set the new standard for the industry.”

For more information, contact Pure Groove Systems: 323-982-9588, www.puregroovesystems.com.

Epsilon Hires Grover Knight As Audio Sales Manager

Friday, March 28th, 2014
Grover Knight

Grover Knight

The Epsilon Group Company has announced the appointment of Grover Knight as its audio sales manager. Knight is a veteral of the MI and pro audio industries.

“I cannot express my enthusiasm enough on having Grover Knight join our efforts as we gear up to become the next leading manufacturer,” says General Manager of Sound & Lighting, Phillip Lentini.

Knight adds for PS, “I look forward to working with Epsilon to creating strong partnerships in the Canadian pro audio, DJ, and lighting markets.”

For more information, contact Epsilon: 717-379-2275, FAX 323-722-1122, www.epsilon-pro.com.

Jennifer Carr Joins PAG Canada As Western Rep

Friday, February 14th, 2014

PAG Canada has announced that industry veteran Jennifer Carr has joined its sales team in Western Canada.

PAG Canada President and Founding Partner Mark Kulas says, “We represent very high profile brands and the level of trust we get from our manufacturers has to translate back on the dealer base. PAG is their Canadian sales force and being able to add Jennifer Carr gives a degree of confidence to manufacturers and dealers alike.”

“I am truly looking forward to joining PAG and establishing new successes in the years ahead with these excellent products,” states Carr. “With PAG, I now have the opportunity to fully service the entire customer base in Western Canada.”

Carr can be reached by e-mail at jennifer@pagcanada.com or by phone at 780-424-8711. For more information, contact PAG Canada: 866-972-4226, sales@pagcanada.com, www.pagcanada.com.

February Freeze Set For Feb. 4

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

FebFreezeWhites Digital Sales & Service (formerly CineQuip White) has announced the dates for the 2014 edition of its annual February Freeze exhibition. This will be the 12th February Freeze show and it will be taking place Feb. 4, 2014, at the William F. White Centre in Toronto.

The show is billed as a “pre-NAB glimpse at the industry’s latest products and technologies,” Tracey Alves, head of purchasing for Whites Digital, says, “It will be an intimate gathering of 25 to 30 clients and suppliers in the film, television, and theatrical industries.” As was the case in 2013, some of the exhibitors will also be presenting educational seminars at the event.

Location & Time: William F. White Centre, 800 Islington Ave., Toronto. The event will run from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Feb. 4

For more information, contact Tracey Alves at Whites Digital: 416-467-7700, talves@whites.com, www.whitesdigital.ca.

Steve Villeneuve: 1951-2014

Monday, January 6th, 2014


SVWe here at PS are extremely saddened to learn of the passing of Steve Villeneuve, National Sales Manager, Pro Division at Audio Distributors International. Steve was a very loved person within the audio community and beyond and someone who cannot be replaced.

The following is from ADI’s Richard Lasnier, a long-time friend of Steve:

“It is with deep regret and sadness that we announce the passing of our friend and colleague Steve Villeneuve. Steve died of natural causes late last week.

All who knew Steve loved him and cherished him as a charismatic industry treasure appreciated for his work ethic, his enthusiasm, and his congenial personality.

We who knew him closely loved him as a friend and mentor. We will miss him dearly.

It was Steve’s wish that there be no wake and no funeral service.

Rest in peace, Steve!”

– Richard Lasnier, President & CEO, Audio Distributors International (ADI)

Metalworks Wins SME Excellence Award

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013
Ann Bowman, Regional VP Ontario North & East Region CFS and Chris Robinson of Metalworks Production Group.

Ann Bowman, Regional VP Ontario North & East Region CFS and Chris Robinson of Metalworks Production Group.

Metalworks Group took home the SME Excellence Award at the annual Ontario Business Achievement Awards, hosted by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce. The award is presented each year to an Ontario SME (Small & Medium size Enterprise) that exemplified forward thinking in all aspects of its business.

On Nov. 28, Scott McCammon, Vice-President & General Manager of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, and Graham Henderson, President of Music Canada, presented Gil Moore, President & CEO of Metalworks Group and the founding member of Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductees Triumph, with the Ontario Business Achievement Award. Moore and Henderson reciprocated by presenting a Triumph gold record album to McCammon.


AVL Media Group Appoints New Sales Rep For Eastern Canada

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013
Philippe Arseneault

Philippe Arseneault

AVL Media Group has appointed Philippe Arseneault as their new sales representative responsible for all of Eastern Canada. Arseneault has more than 10 years of experience in the industry, having previously worked as sales rep for product lines Meyer Sound and Digico Consoles. Arseneault also spent many years managing Triple Star Studios in Montreal.


We’ve Moved Locations

Friday, June 21st, 2013

Norris-Whitney Communications has moved to a new office. The new location and phone number are:

4056 Dorchester Rd., Unit 202

Niagara Falls, ON, L2E 6M9

Tel: 905-374-8878

NWC publishes Canadian Musician, Canadian Music Trade, Professional Sound, and Professional Lighting & Production magazines as well as Music Directory Canada.  NWC also operates MusicBookPlus.com. All existing email addresses and website URLs will remain the same


4056 Dorchester Rd., #202,Niagara Falls, ON
Canada L2E 6M9 Phone: 905-374-8878
FAX: 888-665-1307 mail@nor.com
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