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Techni+Contact Canada Now Exclusive Distributor for Ecler

March 23rd, 2018
Ecler CEO Enric Casimiro

Ecler CEO Enric Casimiro

Techni+Contact Canada has announced that it was appointed as exclusive Canadian distributor for Ecler’s professional audio products as of March 1st, 2018.

“We are honoured to have added such a trusted global audio brand as Ecler to our portfolio,” says Techni+Contact Canada President Julie Legault. “Together with Techni+Contact Canada’s sales expertise, wide dealer network, and commitment to providing comprehensive support and quality services to dealers across Canada, we are very confident in the growth of our businesses.”

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Martin Audio Appoints Ben Tucker as Product Support Engineer

March 22nd, 2018

Ben TuckerIn order to support the current growth in sales, Martin Audio has again added to its Product Support Group with the recruitment of Ben Tucker.

Tucker has a Distinction in Live Sound Foundation Degree from the University of Plymouth, a BTEC in Music, and is an avid musician, enjoying composition, arrangement, recording and performing live. He has worked for Millstone Sound and as a freelancer live sound engineer designing, preparing, and deploying audio systems for large scale events as well as carrying out console operation duties at both FOH and monitors for various shows.

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Wisycom USA Launched to Serve American & Canadian Customers

March 21st, 2018
Jim Dugan

Jim Dugan

Newly stationed in the Washington D.C. and offering support for American and Canadian-based customers, Wisycom, designer and builder of RF solutions for broadcast, film and live production, has announced the launch of Wisycom USA. Led by 25-year industry veteran, Jim Dugan, Wisycom USA will provide customer service, support, and product delivery for users within the United States, U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and Canada. Wisycom USA will make its tradeshow debut at NAB 2018 (Booth C856), where the company will showcase a variety of new Wisycom products for the first time in the United States.

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Franck Fabry Joins L-Acoustics as Canadian Sales Manager

March 16th, 2018
Franck Fabry

Franck Fabry

L-Acoustics has announced the recent appointment of Franck Fabry to the position of regional sales manager for Canada. Reporting directly to Michael Palmer, L-Acoustics’ new head of sales for the U.S. and Canada, Fabry’s primary responsibility is to look after all of the manufacturer’s Canadian territories.

Raised and educated in Switzerland, France, and the United States, with additional cross-cultural knowledge gained while doing business across six continents, Fabry brings more than 17 years of experience serving the Canadian market for companies like Bosch/Telex and Meyer Sound Laboratories, the latter of which he spent the past four years with as sales manager for Canada.

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Prolight + Sound 2018 to Introduce Immersive Technology Forum

March 15th, 2018
[Photo: Jochen Günther]

[Photo: Jochen Günther]

Prolight + Sound 2018 will present new technologies that blur the boundaries between reality and virtual perception. To be held for the first time during Prolight + Sound, the Immersive Technology Forum on Thursday, 12 April, is made up of lectures revolving around subjects such as 3D audio, virtual reality, 360-degree film and holography. Additionally, there will be several special areas at Prolight + Sound where exhibitors demonstrate immersive hearing experiences.

Immersive Technology Forum

This new lecture programme at Prolight + Sound gives visitors the opportunity to discover how to upgrade events through the inclusion of immersive experiences, how to earn money now and in the future with virtual-reality content, and where appropriate solutions can be used in productions.

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Erikson Commercial Wins Williams Sound’s 2017 Outstanding Sales Growth Award

March 15th, 2018

Williams Sound, global designer and manufacturer of wireless communication technology, celebrated its 2017 international sales award winners at ISE 2018 in Amsterdam. Winner of the 2017 Outstanding Sales Growth Award was Erikson Commercial, exclusive distribution partner for Williams Sound in Canada.

“Like a well-oiled machine, Erikson has performed consistently above expectations throughout the year,” says Ricardo Frias, international sales manager for Williams Sound.  “Managing an extensive dealer network, spread across a very large territory, is not a walk in the park. Erikson makes it look so easy.  I very much look forward to a successful 2018 with Erikson.  I know they will quickly and successfully integrate our new product offerings into their own portfolio.”

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Start-Up Kali Audio Hires Former JBL Principal Engineer

March 9th, 2018

Charles SprinkleKali Audio, a startup audio company based in Southern California, has hired Charles Sprinkle as director of acoustics.

In this role, Sprinkle will lead the company’s research, product development, and engineering efforts. Kali will be focusing on professional loudspeakers and audio accessories, with an emphasis on value engineering and strong relationships with their community of end users.

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Avid Fires Louis Hernandez, Jr. for Misconduct; Names Jeff Rosica as New CEO

March 9th, 2018
New Avid CEO Jeff Rosica

New Avid CEO Jeff Rosica

Avid  has announced that the company’s board of directors has appointed Jeff Rosica as chief executive officer of Avid, effective immediately. The board has terminated the employment of Louis Hernandez, Jr., former CEO, effective immediately, due to violations of company policies related to workplace conduct. Hernandez has also resigned from his position on the Avid Board of Directors and Nancy Hawthorne has been elected chairman of the board.

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JAM Industries Named One of Canada’s Best Managed Companies

March 8th, 2018

(L-R) JAM's Martin Szprio, Stuart Frankel, Mattew Golden & Marty Golden [Photo by Guillemette Lafontaine]

(L-R) JAM’s Martin Szprio, Stuart Frankel, Mattew Golden & Marty Golden [Photo by Guillemette Lafontaine]

JAM Industries has been awarded with the Canada’s Best Managed Companies designation for 2018. Award winners are recognized for overall business performance and sustained growth and are amongst the best-in-class of Canadian owned and managed companies with revenues exceeding $15 million.

Now in its 25th year, Canada’s Best Managed Companies is one of the country’s leading business awards programs recognizing Canadian-owned and managed companies for innovative, world-class business practices. Hundreds of entrepreneurial companies compete for this designation annually in a independent process that evaluates the caliber of their management abilities and practices.

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Sennheiser Invests in Dear Reality & Sonic Emotion to Enhance Its VR/AR Capabilities

March 8th, 2018
Sennheiser AMBEO VR mic

Sennheiser AMBEO VR mic

Sennheiser is aiming to strengthen its position as a leading provider of immersive audio solutions with an investment in Dear Reality, experts in spatial audio algorithms and audio VR/AR software, and the acquisition of technologies from Sonic Emotion, a developer of 3D audio software and processing solutions. Both companies have developed unique expertise and tools for the creation and rendering of immersive audio in object-based and scene-based formats.

“We are excited to be complementing our broad AMBEO expertise with additional capabilities in the areas of processing, controlling and reproducing object-based immersive audio,” says Daniel Sennheiser, Co-CEO of Sennheiser.

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