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TASCAM Names Joe Stopka Director of Business Development

July 28th, 2016
Joe Stopka

Joe Stopka

TASCAM has named Joe Stopka to the position of director of business development. In his new position, Stopka will be responsible for pursuing and developing new business opportunities for the Tascam brand in both live and studio music production, as well as recorded sound for film and video.

Beginning his career as a commercial and industrial music studio guitarist, composer, and producer, Stopka transitioned to sales and  marketing of MI and pro audio technologies with a U.S. AV integration and pro audio rep firm and distributor. He brings extensive expertise to his new position, based on many years of working with brands including Sony Professional, MIPRO, Electro-Voice, Eventide, and others.

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NWC Hires Attila Hajzer as Technology Support Coordinator

July 26th, 2016

ADD3 Attila HajzerJim Norris, president of Norris-Whitney Communications Inc. (NWC), has announced the appointment of Attila Hajzer as the company’s technology support coordinator. NWC publishes Professional Sound, Canadian Musician, Canadian Music Trade and Professional Lighting & Production magazines.

Hajzer is a graduate of Niagara College in general arts and Science and new media web design. He is an accomplished website designer and an expert in computer software and hardware. He is also musician, playing keyboards and guitar, and is also an avid songwriter.

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Adamson Expands Its Management Team

July 25th, 2016
(L-R) Adamson's James Oliver, Benoit Cabot, Brock Adamson & Marc Weber.

(L-R) Adamson’s James Oliver, Benoit Cabot, Brock Adamson & Marc Weber.

Canadian loudspeaker manufacturer Adamson Systems Engineering has announced an expansion of its management team at their global headquarters in Port Perry, ON. Benoit Cabot is promoted to Director of R&D while Marc Weber joins in a director capacity to launch a new Product and Brand management division. They join Director James Oliver to continue the strengthening of a young leadership team that has been instrumental in the increased visibility of the brand, according to the company.

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AES Offering Variety of Registration Options for 141st Convention

July 22nd, 2016

AES139The Audio Engineering Society (AES) will be staging its 141st International Convention from Sept. 29-Oct. 2, 2016 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. For registration, the AES is offering multiple All Access options, which include the full Tech Program. Exhibits-Plus registration is free with advance registration by using the promo code AES141WEB. Exhibits-Plus access includes the gear exhibition (Sept. 29 – Oct. 1), as well as the Project Studio Expo, Live Sound Expo, and more. Additionally, the first AES Conference on Audio for Virtual and Augmented Reality will be co-located with the convention on Sept. 30th and Oct. 1st.

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Winnipeg Ready to Host CITT Rendez-vous 2016

July 21st, 2016

01 Rendez-vousRendez-vous 2016, CITT’s annual trade show and conference, will be heading to the Centennial Concert Hall in Winnipeg, MB from Aug. 18-20.

Organizers say this year’s event will feature a new schedule for the trade show with visiting hours over a two-day span on Thursday and Friday. Corporate Day with the new Product Show ‘n Tell Breakfast will kick off the Thursday morning. The Education Forum and Roadhouse Roundtable discussion are scheduled for Friday and Professional Development Day will take place on Saturday. The annual general meeting will return to an AGM Luncheon on Friday.

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Renkus-Heinz Names Alberto Mantovani Engineering Manager

July 20th, 2016
Alberto Mantovani

Alberto Mantovani

Renkus-Heinz has announced the appointment of Alberto Mantovani to the position of Engineering Manager.

Mantovani, a senior engineer with more than 30 years of expertise in the technology sector, began his career in Italy in the 1980s, developing complex embedded systems for factory automation. He held high-level sales and technical marketing positions with Rockwell Semiconductors Systems in Europe before moving to California in 1997, where he has co-founded two high-tech enterprises.

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Yamaha Professional Audio Division Expands Sales Force

July 19th, 2016
Julian Williams

Julian Williams

Yamaha Corporation of America’s Professional Audio Division, which was created last year to bring all of the company’s pro audio products together under ‘one roof,’ is now expanding its team. Following the recent promotion of Paul Furtkamp to director of commercial audio (CA) sales, the company has announced appointment of three new district managers.

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BassBoss Appoints Anton Pukshansky to VP of Sales

July 18th, 2016
Anton Pukshansky

Anton Pukshansky

Texas-based powered loudspeaker manufacturer BassBoss announced that it has appointed Anton Pukshansky to the new position of VP of sales. Pukshansky, who will report directly to CEO Lian Amber, brings over 15 years of professional audio experience with companies including Harman Professional, Loud Inc., Westlake Pro, and MW Audio Visual. He is also a multi-Grammy Award winning producer and engineer.

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Yamaha Professional Audio Names Paul Furtkamp as Director of Commercial Audio Sales

July 11th, 2016
Paul Furtkamp

Paul Furtkamp

The Professional Audio Division of Yamaha Corporation of America has announced the promotion of Paul Furtkamp to director of commercial audio (CA) sales.

“Paul has shown great skill leading the commercial audio sales team for North America,” says Alan Macpherson, GM of Yamaha Professional Audio. “As we grow the division, his strategic vision will be invaluable.”

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Stampede Canada Now Distributing Revolabs

July 11th, 2016
Stampede President & COO Kevin Kelly

Stampede President & COO Kevin Kelly

Revolabs announced a significant expansion of its Canadian business development efforts with the appointment of Stampede as its newest distribution partner for the region.

“Providing clear, intelligible audio that is as natural as in-person conversations is at the heart of Revolabs’ philosophy. As a leader in innovative communications solutions, the company sets the standard for performance, reliability, and value,” says Stampede President and COO Kevin Kelly. “We look forward to introducing Revolabs’ award-winning product lines to our reseller network throughout Canada.”

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