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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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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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Wohler Updates Strategic Focus & Announces New CEO

November 17th, 2015
Michael Kelly

Michael Kelly

Wohler Technologies today announced a new CEO and an update of its strategic shift to IP and software-centric designs. Both changes will better enable the company and its customers to anticipate and accommodate industry trends and opportunities, particularly the ongoing migration toward IP delivery of audio and video, according to Wohler.

In April 2015, Wohler launched the iAM-MADI multichannel monitoring system, the first in a series of new products featuring a software-defined design.

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Mackie Promotes Jon Rundle to Product Management

November 16th, 2015
Jon Rundle

Jon Rundle

LOUD Technologies has announced the appointment of Jon Rundle to the position of Mackie Product Manager.

Rundle is promoted to the position after nearly a decade in customer-facing sales and training positions within the Mackie organization. His in-depth experience with the company’s user base in the MI and professional audio sectors affords him a unique perspective on both customer relations and product development, according to the company.

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Renkus-Heinz Hires New Loudspeaker Engineer

November 16th, 2015

rh-lorenzobarrios-1Renkus-Heinz has expanded its engineering team with the appointment of Lorenzo Rene Barrios, Jr. to the position of loudspeaker engineer.

Barrios joins Renkus-Heinz after a tenure at Walt Disney Imagineering, where he served as principal audio/video specialist, working on projects at Disney theme parks in the U.S. and Asia. He has also held high-level design engineering positions at QSC Audio, as well as JBL Corporation. In his new position, Barrios will report to Senior VP Ralph Heinz and be involved in all facets of the engineering team.

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