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Meyer Sound Bolsters Product Management Team

January 5th, 2015

Meyer Sound has promoted Michael Creason to the newly created position of Product Manager—System Applications and Training, while Ashley Hanson moves to the Design Services Manager role.

Michael Creason

Michael Creason

The former head of the design services department, Creason now joins the growing product management group to expand the company’s technical content and training resources. The goal is to give users a broader range of tools to work more efficiently and effectively in loudspeaker system design, rigging, and commissioning.

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Canadian DJ Show Returning to Toronto in March 2015

December 28th, 2014

CDJ Show 2014The Canadian DJ Show presented by Pioneer DJ is returning to Toronto in 2015 and organizers say it will be the largest CDJ Show yet. Being held March 13-15, 2015, a third day of events and activities has been scheduled and several guest speakers and performers from across the globe have been added in addition to more exhibitors.

The venue for the 2015 show is the Hilton Toronto at Richmond and University, in the heart of downtown. It is a large venue with space to accommodate more exhibits, special features, and guests.

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Solotech Moves Into New Toronto Facility

December 23rd, 2014
Solotech’s Ron Morissette, Louis Racine & Jean-Louis Blanchard.

Solotech’s Ron Morissette, Louis Racine & Jean-Louis Blanchard.

Following its completed purchase of Midnight Hour Productions (MHP) in November, Solotech has officially moved into the MHP warehouse facility in Toronto. As previously reposted,  Midnite Hour’s founders, Marty Anderson and Louis Racine, as well as all of their employees will now be part of the larger Solotech team. The facility is located at 324 Horner Ave. in Toronto.

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Long Reach Long Riders Announce 2015 Charity Ride Route

December 22nd, 2014

LBLRThe Long Reach Long Riders have announced the route for their 12th annual charity motorcycle ride.

This year’s ride has been dubbed “Cruzin’ the Ozarks,  The Dozenth’ Year.”  Riders will gather in Nashville, TN, ride down the bucolic Natchez  Trace toward the Ozark Mountains in Arkansas and Missouri and then circle back and pass through the Land Between the Lakes on their return to Nashville.  The route will feature day rides venturing deep into the Ozarks, departing from picturesque Petit Jean State Park.  Experienced riders know these roads as some of the best riding in the country, including the ‘Pig Trail Parkway,’  ‘Ozark Dragon,’ and the ‘Arkansas Grand Canyon’.

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ETC Hires New VP of Finance

December 19th, 2014

ETC Finance VP Jeff WelchETC (Electronic Theatre Controls) has named the new vice president of its Finance department: Jeffrey Welch. In this role, Welch will manage the financial strategy of the global company.

Welch holds a bachelor of business administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a master of business administration from DePaul University in Chicago, and passed the CPA exam in 1998. He began his career at the First National Bank of Chicago, in their Corporate Banking Group working with multinational companies. From there, he moved to what is now US Bank in Madison, where he served as vice president, managing their Commercial Banking team.

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Westbury National Announces Toronto Expansion & New Hires

December 18th, 2014

Westbury National has announced plans for a 20,000-sq.-ft. expansion and renovation of their existing Warden Avenue headquarters in Toronto. The additional space and upgrades will accommodate the development of the expanded Event and Show Services and Audiovisual Integration Divisions. Blueprints include new corporate offices and meeting rooms, state-of-the-art demonstration facilities, and an expansion of their warehouse capacity.

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Gibson Brands Launches Neat Microphones Division

December 18th, 2014
(L-R) Martins Saulespurens, Skipper Wise, Martin Wolf, Ken Niles.

(L-R) Martins Saulespurens, Skipper Wise, Martin Wolf, Ken Niles.

Gibson Brands has announced the launch of Neat microphones.

Henry Juszkiewicz, CEO and Chairman of Gibson Brands, says, “The time for entirely new thinking in how microphones are designed, manufactured, and applied is overdue—not only to benefit professionals, but also to create products that improve the audio experience of all consumers.”

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Solotech Host NUAGE Demo Week in Quebec City

December 18th, 2014
François Thibault, Solotech Studio Specialist, Jacques Monminy, Studio TRAM, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems Michel Trepanier and Marcel Mauceri

François Thibault, Solotech Studio Specialist, Jacques Monminy, Studio TRAM, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems Michel Trepanier and Marcel Mauceri

A recent Yamaha NUAGE demo took place at Solotech’s location in Quebec City, increasing awareness of the new digital audio production system to the Canadian market, and educating its clients about the new system.

Held in October, the “NUAGE Demo Week” included Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems team member Michel Trépanier and Marcel Maurceri and François Thibault, Solotech Studio Specialist, who conducted approximately a dozen of demos and presentations to clients. “The clients really enjoyed the event and were amazed by NUAGE and its impressive possibilities for post-production,” says Fabien Panou, Marketing & Communications for Solotech.

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Biamp Systems Appoints Alex Kalejs as Regional Manager, Northwest North America

December 18th, 2014

Biamp_KalejsBiamp Systems has announced the appointment of Alex Kalejs as regional manager, northwest region of North America. Kalejs will be responsible for strategic sales and support encompassing the entire Biamp product line, as well as nurturing partnerships as part of the company’s commitment to customer service.

“Alex’s AV business experience and technical knowledge is a strong addition to our global sales team,” says Steve Kawasaki, sales development director of Western North America for Biamp Systems. “We continue to evolve as a team, finding the best combination of technical know-how and customer commitment, which enables us to deliver the quality of both solutions and service to our customers.” 

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Kelly Fair Named Wohler VP of Sales

December 18th, 2014

Wohler-KellyFair-VPofSalesWohler Technologies has announced the appointment of Kelly Fair as the vice president of sales, Wohler. In this role, Fair will take on responsibility for Wohler’s baseband and stream-based products, including the company’s AMP2 Series audio and video monitors and MPEG Series transport stream monitoring and analysis systems. He will work alongside Craig Newbury, vice president of sales, RadiantGrid, the division of the company responsible for Wohler’s file-based product portfolio.

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