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Markus Winkler Named Sr. VP of QSC Systems

June 21st, 2017

Markus Winkler Press Release ImageQSC has named Markus Winkler as its new senior vice president of QSC Systems. Based in Sinsheim, Germany, Winkler will lead QSC’s expanding global Systems business and oversee efforts to expand QSC’s operational presence in EMEA.

Winkler joins QSC following his long and successful role as managing director of Shure EMEA, and brings over 20 years of executive leadership experience in the audiovisual industry. During his tenure with Shure, Winkler led the expansion and growth of Shure’s thriving business and organization in EMEA.

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PLASA Rigging Conference to Feature New Format & Focus

June 20th, 2017

Rigging-Conference-PressReleaseThe eighth Rigging Conference, being held again during PLASA 2017 at Olympia, London, on Monday, Sept. 18th, sees a change in its format and the focus of its content as it moves away from more traditional presentations allowing more time for discussion with delegates and panels of experts.

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ADJ Group Launches New Avante Audio Brand

June 14th, 2017

Avante Audio LogoDebuting this month at InfoComm, ADJ Group of Companies will launch Avante Audio, a new professional audio brand.

Avante Audio is launching with the Achromic Series, a complete range of active loudspeaker cabinets designed to offer powerful output, detailed audio clarity, built-in DSP, and sleek exterior designs. Created for musicians, bands, houses of worship, audio production companies and rental houses, the Achromic Series speakers are equally suited to permanent installation as one-off and touring productions. The Achromic Series comprises three full-range loudspeaker options, the 10-inch A10, 12-inch A12, and 15-inch A15.

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ESTA Announces New Alliance with NAMM for 2018 Show

June 14th, 2017
(Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for NAMM)

(Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for NAMM)

The Entertainment Services and Technology Association (ESTA) has announced an alliance with the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) to work with them in expanding the NAMM Show to include a special focus on the live event technology community. The show annually welcomes more than 100,000 professional attendees from 139 countries.

This opportunity was made possible by the addition of a new building coming online at the Anaheim Convention Center, where the show is held every January. The additional space will allow The 2018 NAMM Show to offer the event technology industry a diverse show floor, robust professional education, and a series of relevant networking events.

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Primacoustic Reorganizes In-House Sales Team for North America

June 13th, 2017
(L-R) James Wright, Juan Carlos Bolomey & Steve Dickson

(L-R) James Wright, Juan Carlos Bolomey & Steve Dickson

Primacoustic (a division of Radial Engineering) has restructured its in-house custom install and AV contractor sales team. The changes are designed to better address the growing market for acoustic materials, while adding the additional responsibilities of two other Radial brands, Hafler and Jensen Transformers, to the sales team’s tasks.

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Marshall Announces Sales Director for New Broadcast & Pro AV Division

June 9th, 2017
Stephen Huey

Stephen Huey

Marshall Electronics has announced the appointment of Steven C. Huey as director of sales of its new Broadcast Pro A/V Division. The new division will bring the Marshall broadcast and pro AV offerings under a single sales group, unifying its efforts to develop and expand technologies in the conferencing and professional audio-visual market.

“We welcome Steve’s experience and leadership to the Marshall management team,” said Leonard Marshall, CEO and founder of Marshall Electronics, Inc. “Steve will be a great addition to our team as we move forward in communication technologies, which is no longer just broadcasting, but the combination of a number of technologies that are growing quickly in the global Pro A/V Communications market.”

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Yamaha Announces New Unified Communications Department

June 9th, 2017

Revolabs_CS-700-ApplicationYamaha has  announced its commitment to the unified communications (UC) market with the development of a dedicated UC department. Leveraging the expertise of Revolabs, a subsidiary of Yamaha that will be part of the new department, Yamaha will focus on solutions that enhance communication and continue to develop products that help organizations reach their business goals, the company says.

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GerrAudio Offering Three Days of Smaart School in Brockville, ON

June 7th, 2017

unnamedGerrAudio will be hosting a SMAART v8 Training Session at its new HQ facility in Brockville, ON on June 26-28, 2017. It’s located about three hours east of Toronto, two hours west of Montreal, and one hour south of Ottawa. GerrAudio staff will be joined by design and tuning veteran Ian Robertson for this feature-packed course where attendees will learn how to make the most of their sound system.

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Abdul Chaudhri Joins QSC as Director, System Solutions

June 5th, 2017

Abdul Chaudhri - QSCQSC has announced the appointment of Abdul Chaudhri as Director, Systems Solutions. In his position, Chaudhri will play a pivotal role in growing QSC’s enterprise solutions, strategies, and cultivating end user relationships.

Chaudhri joins QSC from AMX by Harman where he was vice president of sales for the Eastern Region. In that position, he led the channel sales team and multiple sales representative companies for Harman Pro. Prior to that, he spent eight years as the company’s director of sales for global accounts, where he created, developed, and deployed the enterprise business and audio, video, and control standardization strategy.

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SFM Welcomes Perry Yee to the British Columbia Sales Team

June 1st, 2017

perry yeeEffective June 1, 2017, Perry Yee will join the SFM CI Division’s sales team in the province of British Columbia.

Yee will take over territory management for British Columbia and will be responsible for supporting each of SFM’s CI brands, including: ClearView CCTV, Da-Lite Screens, IC Realtime, Just Add Power, Kordz, Luxul, Nest Pro, Omnimount, Pro Control, RTI, and Shure; along with the following Pro AV accessory brands: Atlona, Attero Tech, Canare, Chief Racks, Digiflex, Furman, K&M, Littlite, Neutrik, and Stewart Audio.

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