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AES139 International Convention Heading to NYC

December 12th, 2014

01 AES135The Audio Engineering Society is set to bring the AES139 International Convention to the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City, NY, October 29 – November 1, 2015 (Conference Oct. 29 – Nov. 1, Exhibits Oct. 30 – Nov. 1). Following successful conventions in Los Angeles (2014) and New York (2013), which saw increased attendance as well as the development of expanded attendee and exhibitor offerings including the Project Studio Expo, Live Sound Expo, and High Resolution Audio sessions, the 139th AES Convention will bring together the world’s largest gathering of audio professionals for four days of audio technology, information, and networking. Additionally, longtime industry veterans Jim Anderson and Paul Gallo have been announced as co-chairs for the convention, each lending his own experiences to the AES agenda this year.

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PS 2014 Supplier Service Survey

December 10th, 2014

For the December 2013 issue, PS surveyed audio professionals across Canada to find out their thoughts and preferences with regards to their working relationships with manufacturers and distributors. The same survey was sent out this year in order to see if opinions and experiences have changed. Here are the results…

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Dr. Frank Heinricht to Chair the Sennheiser Supervisory Board from 2015

December 10th, 2014
Prof. Dr. Jörg Sennheiser

Prof. Dr. Jörg Sennheiser

Having recently turned 70 years old, Prof. Dr. Jörg Sennheiser is handing over the chair of the supervisory board of Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co. KG to Dr. Frank Heinricht, as of Jan. 1, 2015. Since joining the family-owned company in 1976, Dr Sennheiser’s contribution has been instrumental to the company’s success and has paved the way for a future-proof set-up of the audio company, says the company.

Frank Heinricht has been Chairman of the Board of Management of Schott AG since 2013 and became a member of the supervisory board of Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co. KG five years ago.

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Fredrick Dorval Appointed as Contact Distribution Eastern Sales Manager

December 9th, 2014

FrederickDorvalContact Distribution has announced that Fredrick Dorval has joined the sales team as the Eastern Sales Manager for the eastern region of Quebec and the Maritimes, including eastern Ontario, which includes Ottawa.

A significant presence in the Montreal pro audio market over the last 11 years as the PA Manager of Solotech’s Head office retail operations, Dorval brings with him a wealth of experience and relationships in all market applications and technologies. Prior to Solotech, Dorval toured throughout North America as the sound director with the Cole Brothers Circus garnering hands-on experience with a vast assortment of manufacturer’s products, operational challenges, and solutions. Prior to that he attended Laval University focusing on a communications degree in his home town of Quebec.

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Adamson Systems Engineering Names New Ontario & Quebec Sales Reps

December 4th, 2014

Adamson Systems Engineering has announced the appointment of BG Media Solutions and MM Technologies as sales representatives for the Ontario and Quebec, respectively.

Ontario’s BG Media Solutions was founded in 2007 by Bryan Guidolin with a focus on representation of commercial and professional premium audio brands.

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PLASA Announces 2014 Election Results

December 2nd, 2014

PLASA’s month-long elections to determine positions on its European and North American Regional Boards, together with its central governing body, concluded at midnight on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014.

Companies and individuals from PLASA’s worldwide membership voted in the elections, which were conducted via a secure online poll.

Four positions were up for election on the North American Regional Board with Todd Spencer of PSAV elected as vice-chairman, Tracey Cosgrove of Rosco Laboratories as secretary, Orestes Mihaly of PRG filling the position of production services representative, and John Cini of High Output, Inc. voted on to represent rental members.

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Solotech Acquires Midnite Hour Productions

December 1st, 2014

Solotech has acquired Toronto-based company Midnite Hour Productions.

According to François Ménard, CEO of Solotech, this strategic move will allow Solotech to consolidate its position in the Greater Toronto market in addition to joining a team of experts in tailor-made solutions for lighting, video, rigging, and decor for stage, film, and corporate events. Midnite Hour’s founders, Marty Anderson and Louis Racine, and their employees will now be part of the larger Solotech team.

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Prolight+Sound Returning For 20th Year

November 27th, 2014
Photo: Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH, Pietro Sutera

Photo: Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH, Pietro Sutera

The next Prolight + Sound in Frankfurt, Germany will be held for the 20th time from April 15-18, 2015. The anniversary edition will be distinguished by a wide spectrum of products and technologies plus an extensive program of events and awards ceremonies. In 2015, Prolight + Sound will have a thematic focal point for the theatre world and welcome numerous new companies from this field.

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Theatrixx Appoints Randy Segeren as Ontario Sales Rep

November 26th, 2014

Randy SegerenJacques Tessier, President of Theatrixx Technologies, has announced the appointment of Randy Segeren as the company’s new Ontario sales representative and director.

“We are very proud to welcome Randy to our team and at the helm of Canada’s largest market. Randy’s dedication to customer service, understanding of customer’s needs and experience in the LED ­field will be a perfect match for our ever-growing team of reputable industry specialists,” says Tessier.

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Inaugural Expo-Scene Heading To Montreal in March

November 25th, 2014

exposcene_banner_webCITT/ICTS is presenting the inaugural edition of Expo-Scene, which will take March 26 and 27, 2015 the Palais des congrès in Montreal. This will be the only Greater Montreal-area event showcasing pro-audio, lighting, video, staging, and multimedia products and services.

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