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Voting Now Open for the 33rd NAMM TEC Awards

November 30th, 2017

TEC AwardsVoting is currently open until Dec. 31, 2017 for the 33rd annual NAMM TEC Awards.  The NAMM TEC Awards celebrate the pro audio community by recognizing the individuals, companies, and technical innovations behind today’s sound recordings, live sound, films, television, and video games across 31 categories. Soon to be announced, an honoree who embodies the creative, innovative, and enterprising spirit of Les Paul will be honoured with the Les Paul Innovation Award. The NAMM TEC Hall of Fame, which was created nearly 30 years ago to honour the industry’s most pioneering producers and audio recording professionals, will again induct an industry luminary to its list of honourees.

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Marc Bertrand Joins Adamson as Managing Director for the Americas

November 30th, 2017
Marc Bertrand

Marc Bertrand

Adamson Systems Engineering has announced the appointment of audio industry veteran Marc Bertrand to the role of managing director for Adamson Americas. In his new role, Bertrand will lead sales growth and network expansion in both the touring and installation markets in North and South America.

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The 2018 NAMM Show Amplifies Focus on Pro Audio

November 27th, 2017

NAMM_hdrThrough partnerships with the Audio Engineering Society (AES), Advanced Audio + Applications Exchange (A3E), and the Entertainment Services and Technology Association (ESTA), The NAMM Show 2018 will be offering a significantly enhanced professional audio and production technologies education program from Jan. 25-28. As well, the newly expanded Anaheim Convention Center will offer a much larger selection of pro audio brands on the exhibition floor.

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SFM Now Distributing Panamax

November 20th, 2017
SFM's Simon Tournay, Brand Manager (left) & Steven Freytag, GM of the CI Division

SFM’s Simon Tournay, Brand Manager (left) & Steven Freytag, GM of the CI Division

Panamax from Core Brands today announced the appointment of Montreal-based SFM to serve as a Canada distribution partner for Panamax custom installation and pro solutions. According to Core Brands Vice President of Sales Jeff Costello, SFM is the ideal partner to bring Panamax power products to more resellers, integrators, and retailers throughout Canada.

“SFM has a 40-year record of demonstrated market success working with the AV industry’s top brands, including  Furman,” Costello says. “We are confident that their experienced and expertly trained sales force will help expand the Panamax brand throughout Canada.”

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ACT Lighting Acquires RapcoHorizon

November 20th, 2017

ACT Lighting has completed its acquisition of RHC Holdings Corp. (RapcoHorizon).  This move follows ACT Lighting’s recent acquisition of AC Power Distribution.

Headquartered in Jackson, MI and with core facilities in Massachusetts, Canada, and Mexico, RapcoHorizon manufactures interconnect assemblies, audio, data, and interface products, and specialty industrial wire. Its brand portfolio includes ProCo, RAT, RoadHog, and StageMASTER and its products are used by concert touring sound companies, video and sound contractors, recording studios, system integrators, audiophiles, and musicians.  RapcoHorizon also has leading research and development capabilities and a modern custom metal shop to build new devices.

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DPA Microphones Appoints Nikolaj Forsberg as EVP of Sales

November 16th, 2017

Nikolaj Forsberg DPADPA Microphones has announced the appointment of Nikolaj Forsberg to the post of EVP of sales.

Forsberg is based at DPA’s headquarters in Denmark where he will be responsible for overseeing global sales activity and helping to develop new prospects for DPA’s product portfolio, which covers pro audio, live sound, theatre, broadcast, house of worship, and installation markets.

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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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