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TOA Canada Appoints Rico Lucia as General Manager

January 4th, 2016
Rico Lucia

Rico Lucia

TOA Canada Corporation, a manufacturer of commercial audio and intercom products, has announced the appointment of Rico Lucia, CSP, to the position of general manager of TOA Canada Corporation.

Located in Mississauga, ON, TOA Canada Corporation is responsible for the sales and distribution of TOA branded Commercial audio, intercom, and voice evacuation products for the Canadian market. TOA features a centrally located stocked warehouse, professional sales, technical support and design team and customer service, and marketing teams.

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Jim Rhodes Joins Radial in Artist Relations

January 4th, 2016

Jim RhodesRadial Engineering has announced that Jim Rhodes has joined the Vancouver-based team in Artist Relations.

Radial President Peter Janis says, “Radial just keeps growing year-over-year and the list of artists and engineers we work with continues to follow suit. We decided it was time to hire for this role to support the fostering and managing of these relationships. Jim will also take over the task of getting our products to magazines for their review columns. Jim is no stranger to Radial having worked very briefly for our nascent company Cabletek, now known as Radial, over 20 years ago and we are excited to have him be part of our team.”

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Juan Carlos Bolomey Joins Primacoustic’s Canadian Business Development Team

January 4th, 2016

Juan-Carlos-Bolomey-PrimacousticPrimacoustic (a division of Radial Engineering) has announced that Juan Carlos Bolomey has joined its Business Development and Technical Support team for Canada.

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Salon Son & Image 2016 Announces Media Partnership with Norris-Whitney Communications

December 22nd, 2015

MTL Audio ShowNorris-Whitney Communications Inc., publisher of Professional Sound magazine, will be partnering with Salon Son & Image 2016 (SSI) — also known as the Montreal Audio Show — to support its efforts in broadening the show’s audience by incorporating the professional studio industry. The show will be held in Montreal on March 18-20, 2016.

Norris-Whitney Communications publishes Canadian Musician, Professional Sound, Professional Lighting & Production and Canadian Music Trade magazines.

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Long Reach Long Rider 2016 Route & Dates Announced

December 22nd, 2015

5 The LRLR horde on Sunday morningThe Long Reach Long Riders have announced the dates and route for their next charity motorcycle ride.  This year’s ride, dubbed The Radioactive Ride, is all about New Mexico (plus a little Arizona, Utah, and Texas), the land of Billy the Kid, Georgia O’Keeffe and J. Robert Oppenheimer. From sweeping desert vistas to painted mesas and majestic mountains, from the whimsical aliens of Roswell to the caverns of Carlsbad there is definitely something for everyone.

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AES Appoints John Krivit as New President

December 16th, 2015
John Krivit

John Krivit

The Audio Engineering Society (AES) has announced the appointment of new president John Krivit,  who takes over the leadership role from Andres Mayo. Previously Krivit served as chair of the AES Education Committee and is currently an Associate Professor teaching at Emerson College and Bay State College in Boston.

Krivit was voted president-elect of the AES in 2014 and has served on the executive committee of the board of governors over the last year. Beyond his experience in the studio and classroom, Krivit is known as a tireless connector of the professional audio and education worlds.  He is the founder of the Boston Area Definitive Audio Student Summit and of Hey Audio Student, a public Facebook group with more than 8,000 members that chronicles the events, resources, and opportunities available to audio students at all levels. Now in his 20th year of teaching, his students have gone on to do award-winning work in all facets of the audio and broadcast industries.

 

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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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