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KV2 Audio Celebrates its 15th Anniversary in 2017

March 23rd, 2017
George Krampera

KV2 Founder & Chief Engineer George Krampera Sr.

KV2 Audio is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year. In 2002, KV2 began its journey in a small cottage tucked away in the forests of Southern Bohemia near the Czech town of Milevsko. In January of 2003, the ES System was released at the NAMM Show “and the rest as they say is history,” as the company says.

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David Gardner Joins Intellimix & AVL as Ontario Sales Rep

March 21st, 2017

ADD1 David GardnerSteve Kosters, CEO of Intellimix and AVL Media Group, has announced the addition of David Gardner to the companies’ Ontario sales team.

“Very well known in the Ontario market; David brings his wealth of experience and dynamic high energy approach to bear as we continue to experience rapid growth in Ontario,” says Kosters. “David’s varied and extensive background in lighting, video, and sound along with his technical depth and customer-centric approach adds significant value to our offerings.”

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Metalworks Institute Introduces Four New Programs for Next School Year

March 16th, 2017

Metalworks_Institute's_Recording_Studios_for_Student_UseMississauga, ON’s Metalworks Institute entertainment arts college will offer four new programs beginning in September 2017.

Metalworks Institute has introduced three new undergraduate programs: Event Planning & Management, Live Sound, and Stage Lighting & Video. Another addition is the college’s first post-graduate program – Music Mixing & Mastering.

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Thorvin Electronics Names Fernando Cienfuegos as Head of Sales for Western Canada

March 15th, 2017
Fernando Cienfuegos

Fernando Cienfuegos

Thorvin Electronics has announced the appointment of Fernando Cienfuegos. He will be responsible for Thorvin’s sales in Western Canada.

The company says Cienfuegos has a very strong technical background with a master’s degree in the field of audiovisual communications. He has collaborated on video production with the University of Alberta and the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology.

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InfoComm Names Heidi Voorhees as COO

March 15th, 2017
InfoComm COO Heidi Voorhees

InfoComm COO Heidi Voorhees

InfoComm International has named Heidi A. Voorhees, MBA, CAE, as the organization’s new Chief Operating Officer. As COO, Voorhees will lead InfoComm’s North American operations and global marketing and communication efforts.

With 20 years of trade association and private business experience, Voorhees brings to InfoComm significant expertise in operations management and strategic planning. She spent nearly 10 years at SmithBucklin, the world’s largest association management company, where she oversaw meetings, conventions, trade shows, and executive events for anywhere from 10 to 20,000 participants. Voorhees also has experience in association marketing and trade show management from her time as VP of strategic initiatives at the Institute of Food Technologists and Sr. VP at Experient, a leading global event company.

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Contact Distribution Names New Western & Eastern Regional Sales Managers

March 15th, 2017
Harry Boyce

Harry Boyce

Contact Distribution has announced the re-appointment of Harry Boyce as western regional manager for the four western provinces, as well as the appointment of Marc Bureau as their eastern regional sales manager. Bureau’s territory encompasses all areas for the eastern region of Quebec and the Maritimes, including Ontario east of Smith Falls, which includes Ottawa.

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d&b announces Stephan Greiner as new Chief Sales Officer

March 14th, 2017
Stephan Greiner,

Stephan Greiner

d&b audiotechnik has appointed Stephan Greiner as chief sales officer. Greiner now serves as a member of the managing board, reporting directly to CEO Amnon Harman.

Greiner succeeds Hans-Peter Nüdling, taking responsibility for global sales and sales operations, as well as education, application support, and product services.

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Wohler Names Chris Shaw as Regional Sales Manager for North America

March 14th, 2017

Chris Shaw_Regional Sales Manager_North AmericaWohler Technologies has named Chris Shaw as regional sales manager for North America. Shaw is a familiar face to the company having spent seven years as director of sales for Wohler from 1999 to 2006.

Shaw will spearhead a variety of company initiatives, including introducing Wohler’s new product lines, dealer and systems integrator training, as well as relaying customer feedback to the engineering department. Shaw will also work closely with the sales and marketing departments and other members of the Wohler team in continuing to expand the company’s customer base in North America.

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Ike Zimbel Joins Radio Active Designs as Manufacturer Rep for Canada

March 14th, 2017
RAD_IkeZimbel

Ike Zimbel

Radio Active Designs (RAD) has named Zimbel Audio Productions as its manufacturer rep for Canada. The announcement was made by James Stoffo, CTO of Radio Active Designs. Zimbel Audio Productions is based in Toronto and headed up by audio professional Ike Zimbel.

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MDG Named North American Distributor for Gravity Stands Brand from the Adam Hall Group

March 10th, 2017

gravity standsMusical Distributors Group (MDG) was officially named the exclusive North American distributor for Gravity Stands, a premium stand brand under the Adam Hall Group umbrella.

Gravity is the new Adam Hall Group brand for stands that comprises products for all stage and studio needs. Designed and engineered in Germany, this new brand was launched in 2015 after more than two years of research and development. They feature powder-coated metal with double-injection-molded ABS plastic, die-cast zinc components, and soft touch rubber-coated clamps and knobs. The brand specific multi-colored “G-Rings” are designed to add style, as well as convenience.

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