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A3E to Present The Future of Audio at The 2018 NAMM Show

November 16th, 2017

NAMM_hdrA3E, the Advanced Audio + Applications Exchange, will present a series of discussions dedicated to the future of advanced audio applications and new music technologies at The 2018 NAMM Show from Jan. 25-28. The organization’s A3E Summit will feature 36 sessions feature case studies and expert panel discussions delving into the developments transforming the music and audio industries, and the use of Audio + Applications in production and performance.

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David Scheirman Takes Office as AES President

November 15th, 2017
David Scheirman

David Scheirman

The AES has announced that David Scheirman has taken office as the new president of the Audio Engineering Society. In continuing its role of promoting audio science and education, the AES welcomes Scheirman and his 40-plus years of experience and expertise in professional audio – and as a long-time active member of the AES, where he’s served three terms on the board of governors, along with numerous roles and chair positions at AES conventions and within the AES committee system.

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QSC CEO Named President-Elect of 2018 AVIXA Board of Directors

November 15th, 2017
Joe Pham

Joe Pham

QSC CEO Named President-Elect of 2018 AVIXA Board of Directors

QSC President and CEO Joe Pham has been named president-elect of the 2018 Board of Directors for AVIXA (formerly InfoComm International). This will be Pham’s fourth year serving on the board where he served as secretary-treasurer in 2017.

“Part of AVIXA’s rebranding is to reinvigorate the market and focus more on the user experience,” says Pham. “As this industry shifts into a world of convergence, AVIXA is looking to grow the AV industry globally and offer additional support and programs to its members. It really is an exciting time in our market and I’m thrilled to be part of this transformation.”

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Roland Pro AV Canada Names New National Sales Manager

November 2nd, 2017
Roland Pro AV Canada's Russell Williams

Roland Pro AV Canada’s Russell Williams

Roland Canada has announced the hiring of Russell Williams as its a new national sales manager for the professional AV division. He will based out of Toronto.

As a product sales specialist, Williams has spent 20 years in various countries working within the pro AV, photo, and print industries. In addition, he is trained as a commercial photographer with education in video production and editing.

Williams says he is excited to move back to his roots in manufacturer sales, applying his experience to help and support Roland’s professional AV division. Of his recent appointment, Williams says, “I am really excited to join Roland as the new national sales manager for pro AV. I have some big shoes to fill.”

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John Devries Joins CETEC Group as National Pro AV Rep

October 31st, 2017
John Devries

John Devries

Wayne Korhonen, President of CETEC Group Inc., has announce the addition of John Devries to the CETEC Group. Devries will assume the position as CETEC Group’s national pro AV representative.

Devries comes to CETEC from Roland Pro AV Canada, where he spent 10 years as national sales manager. The company says Devries’ skills in professional audio/video sales and sales operations bring formidable experience to the CETEC Group. “John brings formidable pro-audio/video experience as CETEC continues to experience rapid growth,” adds Korhonen.

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NAMM Show Exhibitors Invited to Submit Products for Media Preview Day Consideration

October 26th, 2017

01nammExhibitors at The 2018 NAMM Show are invited to submit their product(s) for consideration to showcase at NAMM’s Official Media Preview Day.

The NAMM Show’s Media Preview Day will be held Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018 from 4-6 p.m. at the NAMM Idea Center in the Anaheim Convention Center’s Hall C Lobby. 

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Yamaha Canada Music Hires Kris O’Reilly as Product Manager for Live Sound & Music Production

October 26th, 2017

Kris O'ReillyYamaha Canada Music has announced the addition of Kris O’Reilly to its combo team as product marketing manager for live sound and music production.

O’Reilly comes to Yamaha with years of MI experience having worked for Long & McQuade in role as key buyer for audio and recording products since 2008, but actually started working in their Scarborough, ON store location back in 2004.

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AES New York 2017 Attendees Experience Maximum Audio in the Big Apple

October 26th, 2017

AES NY 2017AES New York 2017 Convention once again hosted the year’s largest annual contingent of pro audio professionals, students, and enthusiasts at the Jacob Javits Center from Oct. 18-21. Convention co-chairs Agnieszka Roginska and Paul Gallo, along with numerous convention organizers and volunteers, provided the programming and events spanning the four days of audio presentations, discussion panels, and three-day gear exhibition. Additionally, co-location at the Javits Center with the NAB New York show created an additional benefit, bringing in a more diverse attendee base to theprofessional audio education and networking event.

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AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium Announces Education Program

October 26th, 2017

NAMM_hdrTo be held concurrently with The 2018 NAMM Show from January 25-28 in Anaheim, CA, the inaugural AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio is an education and training program being presented by the Audio Engineering Society. The four-day symposium comprises a unique, high-end education and training program targeted at professionals working in live sound, recording and audio for the performing arts. AES@NAMM will be held in the NAMM Education Campus located inside the Anaheim Hilton Hotel, and adjacent to a brand-new exhibit space showcasing pro audio’s leading brands.

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Derek Black Joins HHB Canada as Broadcast & Systems Sales Manager

October 24th, 2017

Derek BlackHHB Canada has announced the appointment Derek Black to the new role of broadcast and systems sales manager. This appointment is effective immediately.

In his new position, Black will service HHB’s broadcast and systems clients and dealers, in conjunction with HHB Canada Sales Manager Norman Verrall. Together they will be responsible for managing the company’s independent broadcast and systems sales reps.

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