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CITT & Ryerson U to Present Inaugural Ignition Networking & Training Event

December 14th, 2015
The CITT/ICTS Ontario Section and the Ryerson Theatre School will present the first edition of Ignition, a networking and training event being held in Toronto on January 9 and 10, 2016.
In addition to hands-on training workshops and sessions, which will be free to all CITT/ICTS members, there will also be four main events open to the public at no charge:

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Eighteen Sound Purchases CIARE Brand

December 10th, 2015
Pierpaolo Marziali

Pierpaolo Marziali, Eighteen Sound CEO

Eighteen Sound Srl of Reggio Emilia, Italy has announced its purchase of the CIARE brand, of Senigallia, Italy.  The purchase takes effect immediately and broadens the scope of the Eighteen Sound product line offering, as well as expanding its access to new global markets.

“This is a direct response to our assessment of our product line offerings and will allow us to offer a broader pallet of products,” notes Giacomo Previ, director of global sales.  “Eighteen Sound will revitalize and strengthen the brand, while maintaining its focus on the professional audio marketplace.  The CIARE brand will be maintained autonomously and continue its storied 70 year history while catering to its loyal client following and maintaining its solid performance standards.”

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Shure Announces Planned Retirement of President & CEO LaMantia, Names Schyvinck as Successor

December 7th, 2015
Shure's Santo LaMantia (left) & Christine Schyvinck

Shure’s Santo LaMantia (left) & Christine Schyvinck

Shure Incorporated has announced that president and CEO Santo (Sandy) LaMantia intends to retire, effective July 1, 2016.

As part of a planned succession, he and Rose L. Shure, chairman, will appoint current executive vice president of global operations, marketing, and sales and COO Christine (Chris) Schyvinck to succeed him as president and CEO. On Jan. 1, 2016, Schyvinck will take on the added title of president, and will serve in this role until her appointment as president and CEO on July 1, 2016.

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Roscoe Anthony Resigns as Renkus-Heinz President

December 7th, 2015
Roscoe Anthony (left) & Harro Heinz

Roscoe Anthony (left) & Harro Heinz

Renkus-Heinz today announced that company president Roscoe Anthony has decided to resign from his position, effective immediately.

“Roscoe has made positive contributions during his association with Renkus-Heinz, and we all wish him well for his future endeavors.” says Harro Heinz, founder and CEO. No replacement for Mr. Anthony is currently under consideration.  Harro Heinz will return to serve as president and CEO.

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AES Educational Foundation Establishes Scholarship Honoring Audio Precision’s Tom Kite

December 2nd, 2015

Tom-Kite-PhDThe Audio Engineering Society Educational Foundation has announced the establishment of “Advancing Audio – The Tom Kite Scholarship.” The scholarship honors Kite’s legacy of dedication to engineering excellence in audio and audio measurement, as well as his achievements within the AES and as vice president of engineering of Audio Precision, the scholarship’s sponsor.

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Black Lion Audio Names Terry Hardin as Key Accounts Manager

December 1st, 2015

Black Lion Audio announced today that Terry Hardin has joined the Black Lion Audio sales team as Key Accounts Manager to further develop its growing portfolio of North American dealer accounts.

Hardin comes to Black Lion Audio with a wealth of experience within the musical instrument/pro audio Industry including the past seven years as general manager for FXpansion USA, Inc. (a manufacturer of virtual instrument and soft synth plug-ins). Prior to his tenure with FXpansion he held sales management and channel marketing positions with Ableton, Universal Audio, Antares Audio Technologies, Digidesign/Avid, and Emu Systems, to include management of both domestic and international distribution and retail accounts.
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L-Acoustics Hires Regional Sales Manager for Northeast

November 27th, 2015

Scott_PizzoL-Acoustics has strengthened support for its North American rental and installation sound markets with the appointment of Scott Pizzo as Regional Sales Manager, Northeast.

Supporting and developing L-Acoustics’ network of certified providers from Virginia to Quebec, Pizzo joins recently-appointed Applications Engineer Chris Sullivan to bolster the loudspeaker manufacturer’s operations in the northeast. Pizzo reports to Laurent Vaissie, CEO of L-Acoustics, Inc. (USA and Canada), who made the announcement.

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Expo-Scène Returning For Second Edition In May 2016

November 26th, 2015

Expo SceneFollowing the success of its inaugural 2015 edition, CITT/ICTS has announced that Expo-Scène is returning to Montreal for a second edition on May 2nd and 3rd, 2016. The show will be held at the Palais des congrès de Montréal and bring together professionals in the pro audio, lighting, audiovisual, and multimedia technology industries. They will have the opportunity to see, hear, and test new technologies available on the market.

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Radial Adds to Sales & Tech Support Teams

November 24th, 2015
Radial's Ryan Tobias (left) & Mike Bauer.

Radial’s Ryan Tobias (left) & Mike Bauer.

Radial Engineering has introduced two new members of its Vancouver, BC based team.

Ryan Tobias joins Inside Sales, Central Region. Ryan learned the business of live sound before taking his formal education in audio engineering and recording while living in his home state of Ohio. After a few years of live engineer mixing onboard cruise ships, Ryan decided put down roots in Vancouver, BC where he’s since gained experience working in studios, including producing from his own home studio and gradually moving into sales.

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Hal Leonard Now Distributing Grundorf Cases in U.S. & Canada

November 18th, 2015
Hal Leonard's Canadian Tech Team  (L-R): Maribeth Barrons, Joe Howard, Brad Smith & Shirley White

Hal Leonard’s Canadian Tech Team (L-R): Maribeth Barrons, Joe Howard, Brad Smith & Shirley White

Hal Leonard is now the distributor of select Grundorf Corporation products the United States and Canada. The joint announcement was made by Frank Grund, president of Grundorf Corporation, and Brad Smith, senior sales and marketing manager for Hal Leonard.

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