François Ménard, president and shareholder of Solotech, has announced three new strategic financial partners for the company: Claridge, Capital régional et coopératif Desjardins, and Investissement Québec. These changes are part of a reorganization of the company’s share ownership that also includes the departure of some major shareholders, namely one Quebec-based institutional investor and Denis Lefrançois, co-president and one of the main architects of Solotech from its beginnings in 1977.
The LIGHTFAIR International (LFI) 2014 Call for Speakers is open in a global invitation seeking responses from top lighting and design practitioners looking to participate in the annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference in Las Vegas, June 1-5, 2014. The deadline for the Call for Speakers has been extended to Sept. 23, 2013.
AVL Media Group has appointed Philippe Arseneault as their new sales representative responsible for all of Eastern Canada. Arseneault has more than 10 years of experience in the industry, having previously worked as sales rep for product lines Meyer Sound and Digico Consoles. Arseneault also spent many years managing Triple Star Studios in Montreal.
Paul Bronfman, Chairman/CEO of Comweb Corp. and William F. White International Inc. (WFW), has announced the creation of a new company name for CinequipWhite Inc., effective immediately to reflect the company’s emphasis on expanded digital offerings. Based in Toronto, Whites Digital Sales & Service Inc. will continue to provide customized sales and technical solutions to the broadcast, theatrical, and live entertainment industries across Canada.
SC Media Technologies has announced that Jean‐Philippe Tremblay has joined SC Media as Video & Projection Specialist. Jean‐Philippe Tremblay (known as “JP”) comes to SC Media Technologies with a lot of experience in the industry. He has been toured with some major names and production companies such as Justin Timberlake, Cavalia, Alicia Keys, Cirque du Soleil, NIN, etc. In the last few years, Tremblay supervised Solotech’s video department in Montreal.