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AES Toronto Organizing Trip to Rochester’s Eastman School of Music

February 24th, 2016
Kodak Hall at the Eastman School of Music.

Kodak Hall at the Eastman School of Music.

The Toronto chapter of the AES is organizing as trip to the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY for Saturday, April 23, 2016. The trip will include a facility tour of the school’s three concert/recital halls and their inter-connection to a sophisticated recording control facility. There will also be a retrospective of the famed Summer Recording Institute, with former students and teachers sharing their memories and impressions.

Rochester’s Eastman School of Music is distinguished as being one of the premier music conservatories in the world. Since it was established in 1921, its commitment to excellence has seen generations of graduates go on to achieve renown in the fields of classical music and jazz.

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Gefen Canada Changes Name to GCI Distribution

February 19th, 2016

Gefen Canada and officially changed its name to GCI Distribution Inc.  The new branding will be in use as of March 1, 2016.

Today, the company’s director of sales, marketing, and operation, Patrice Larose,  released the following statement to customers and business partners:

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Richard LaBerge Joins Calibre as VP of International Sales

February 18th, 2016

8 Richard LaBergeMontreal-based Richard LaBerge has joined Calibre, the British manufacturer of audio and video scaling and switching technology, as vice president of international sales.

LaBerge has more than 20 years’ experience in business management, leadership, and product development globally. He co-founded Sensio Technologies Inc., where as VP he spearheaded the company’s success in licensing, business development and delivery of technologies to market. Prior to this, LaBerge developed commercial marketing and lending at Desjardins. He started his career in computer programming.

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CAD Audio Promotes Jeff Beck to VP of Sales

February 17th, 2016

Jeff BeckCAD Audio has promoted Jeff Beck to the position of Vice President of Sales with responsibility for overseeing domestic, international, and Internet sales for the company and all of its sub brands.

Beck started in the industry as a front of house engineer for several local clubs and churches in addition to working at Lentine’s, a full service five-store music and pro audio chain in the Cleveland/Akron, OH area. Beginning as a cashier and quickly moving into sales, he worked his way up to managing three of the five stores and serving as guitars and accessories buyer for the whole chain.

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Minnetonka Audio Names Larry Deeds as Director of Enterprise Sales

February 17th, 2016
Larry Deeds

Larry Deeds

Minnetonka Audio has named Larry Deeds as its Director of Enterprise Sales, the Americas. Deeds brings decades of facility-wide, project management experience to Minnetonka to grow enterprise sales in North, Central, and South America,, according to the company.

“Larry understands the different challenges that our enterprise customers face and his experience has shown he knows how to find the best solutions for his clients,” says Markus Hintz, VP of global sales and business development for Minnetonka Audio. “Adding Larry will help to parallel the success of AudioTools Server in Europe and expand Minnetonka’s enterprise solutions in the Americas.”

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Gene Joly Named Vice President of QSC Professional Division

February 5th, 2016

QSC Gene JolyQSC has announced that Gene Joly has been named VP of QSC Professional Division, which offers live performance solutions including mixers, power amplifiers, and loudspeakers for musicians, bands, DJs, mobile entertainers, clubs and live music venues as well as for A/V rental and production.

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Early Details Set For Westbury’s 2016 Imagine AV Tradeshow

February 2nd, 2016

0XImagineWestbury National has announced that its second annual Imagine hybrid technology showcase and networking event will be held on March 9, 2016. It’s an opportunity for event producers and corporate AV professionals to come together to see, touch, and interact with the latest in event and audiovisual technology while building relationships in the event production and AV community.

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beyerdynamic Expands Management Team & Expands International Activities

February 1st, 2016

Germany-based manufacturer beyerdynamic has expanded its management team and global strategy. The company says the approach aims to build on beyerdynamic’s strengths and tap into new markets. At the same time, the global sales network will be expanded, and international brand awareness will be increased.

The new strategy is also reflected by three people:

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ADI Now Distributing Auratone Studio Monitors

January 28th, 2016
Auratone’s Alexander Jacobsen (left) & ADI’s Richard Lasnier

Auratone’s Alexander Jacobsen (left) & ADI’s Richard Lasnier

Audio Distributors International (ADI) has announced its appointment as exclusive Canadian distributor for the Auratone brand of studio monitor speakers.

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Neutrik Promotes Chris Neethling to Chief Sales Officer

January 27th, 2016

CNeethling_HiNeutrik has announced that Chris Neethling, formerly Global Financial Manager for Neutrik USA, has been promoted to Chief Sales Officer of the entire Neutrik Group. He joined Neutrik USA in 2009.

In his prior role at Neutrik USA, Neethling coordinated global pricing and logistics for Neutrik’s international customers based in the U.S. Additionally, he supervised the Neutrik USA’s financial, warehousing, supply chain management and I.T. functions. In his new role as Chief Sales Officer, reporting directly to the CEO of the Neutrik group, Chris will expand his coordination of global sales activities to encompass all of Neutrik’s cross-border sales activities. Additionally, he will be responsible for the marketing activities of Neutrik worldwide. He will step away from his other existing functions at Neutrik USA as he transitions into his new role.

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