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Peter Woods Joins AVL Media Group as Ontario Sales Rep

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.

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Whites’ Announces Expanded February Freeze Tech Showcase for Next Month

January 16th, 2017

Feb Freeze 1William F. White International Inc. (Whites) has announced the return of its yearly technology showcase, The February Freeze.  This pre-NAB exhibit known for bringing together some of the brightest minds in the business with the latest innovations and technologies, will return to Toronto’s largest production support complex, the William F. White Centre, on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, from 12-8p.m.

“For this year’s Freeze, along with rolling out the industry’s most cutting-edge innovations, we’re extremely excited to shine the spotlight on two major new initiatives at Whites: Our recently-launched Whites Camera department and newly-relocated Whites LES,” says Whites Chairman/CEO, Paul Bronfman.  “These tremendous new facilities, which are located right here at William F. White Centre, are sure to blow all of our guests away as we continue to enhance our company with integrated complimentary services that are designed to add further value and convenience for our clients.”

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Alfred Monterrubio Joins Riedel Communications’ North America Technical Services Staff

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.”

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TOA Canada Corporation Announces Sales Territory Realignment

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.

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TOA Canada Corporation Appoints Mitsuhiro Omura as President & CEO

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.

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Korg Canada Now the Offical Canadian Distributor for Arturia

January 10th, 2017

matrixbrute-34Korg Canada, a JAM Industries company, has announced that effective today, Jan. 10, 2017,  it is now Arturia’s official distributor in Canada.

Founded in Grenoble, France, in 1999, Arturia specializes in the development of music software and hardware for professional and amateur musicians and producers. Steve Knowles, the recently-announced  VP of Korg Canada and Erikson Music, adds “We are very excited to partner and add a premium brand such as Arturia to our lineup.  Their passion along with our expertise and knowledge lines up well for success in the Canadian MI market.”

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Fulcrum Acoustic Completes New, Larger Factory & Warehouse Facilities

January 10th, 2017

fulcrum-factoryFulcrum Acoustic has enhanced manufacturing capacity and flexibility by completing work on a new 35,000-sq.-ft. facility in Whitinsville, MA to house its loudspeaker cabinet manufacturing, final assembly, shipping, and warehousing operations.

“This expansion has been a massive undertaking but it’s very gratifying to see it all come together,” says Fulcrum Acoustic Co-founder and Vice President of R&D David Gunness. “The new space includes a precision woodshop featuring a state-of-the-art computer numerical control (CNC) router, as well as dedicated areas for secondary operations, cabinet assembly, finishing and painting. By closely aligning Fulcrum’s engineering and manufacturing functions, the new workspace further enhances our ability to bring innovative, technology-driven loudspeaker solutions to market quickly.”

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L-Acoustics Appoints Two New Applications Engineers for North America

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.

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Steve Knowles Named VP of Erikson Music & Korg Canada

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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Kling & Freitag Americas announces GCI Distribution as new Canadian Distributor

December 20th, 2016

ref_corrosia-theater-almere_galerie-8German loudspeaker manufacturer Kling & Freitag has announced the appointment of GCI Distribution as its new exclusive Canadian distributor.

 Vaino Gennaro, General Manager at Kling & Freitag Americas, comments on the deal, “We are very excited to have GCI Distribution as new member in our family. GCI professionalism and extended market experience are the perfect complement to further the success of the Kling & Freitag brand in the Canadian market. GCI will soon be able to assist dealers and integrators with system design and commissioning on all the K&F speaker systems.”

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