MDG Becomes Anolis Distribution Partner For Canadian Market

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

MDG has announced that it has been appointed the Canadian distribution partner for the entire Anolis range of architectural lighting products.

Anolis, the architectural division of Robe Lighting for whom MDG has recently become exclusive Canadian distributor, provides LED lighting solutions for indoor and outdoor architectural applications, including buildings, bridges, spaces, and public arts.

“The timing was impeccable,” says Martin Michaud, President and CEO of MDG. “It’s not everyday we get a superior quality product like Anolis and it’s a challenge we can’t wait to take on.” Continue reading

TOMCAT Names New President, GM

Monday, January 30th, 2012

TOMCAT has announced that Mike Garl has joined the TOMCAT team as President and GM. Garl, who joins TOMCAT from James Thomas Engineering, where he was previously the President and Managing Partner, will be responsible for all the day-to-day activities at TOMCAT. Continue reading

Acuity Brands Acquires Pathway Connectivity, Inc.

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

Acuity Brands has announced that it has acquired Pathway Connectivity, Inc. Established in 1985 and based in Calgary, Pathway designs and manufactures electronics that enable entertainment and architectural lighting control systems to communicate with moving lighting fixtures and power devices, even when those products utilize different communications protocols. Continue reading

LEDucation 6 Opens Registration & Announces Speaker Line Up

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

The Designers Lighting Forum of New York (DLFNY) has announced its speaker line-up and also notify attendees that event registration for “LEDucation 6” is now officially open. LEDucation 6 will take place in New York City on Wednesday, March 21, 2012. Continue reading

Christie Expands Canadian Sales Team

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

Christie has appointed the newest member to its Canadian sales team. Marc Laliberté has joined the company as the Eastern Regional Sales Manager for the Business and Display Products group.

In this role, Laliberté will be working with the dealer channel focusing on Christie LCD, 1-chip DLP, and 3-chip DLP projection systems, Christie 3D products, and Christie Nitro Solutions. He will also be responsible for Christie control room display systems and Christie MicroTiles within his region. Continue reading

Lex Products Adds Canadian Focus To Expanded Sales Organization

Monday, December 19th, 2011

Lex Products has made a new appointment to lead sales efforts in Canada as Graham Likeness assumes the role of National Sales Manager.

Based in Toronto, Likeness will be responsible for Canadian sales to entertainment, industrial, military, and government customers. He joined Lex in 2009 and has held senior marketing positions for the company. “Lex’s portable power distribution products are unique and are well-suited to the needs of Canadian professionals,” comments Likeness. Continue reading

Solotech Expands Ottawa Operations

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Solotech has announced the expansion of its Ottawa sales office as part of its commitment to offer increased services to its clients in the National Capital Region (NCR). The official grand opening of the new office was on Friday, December 9, 2011 and was presided by Solotech’s president, Denis Lefrançois.

Ottawa was the logical next step in Solotech’s expansion, which has recently seen the acquisition of Colorado based Audio Analysts whose operation was subsequently moved to Solotech’s Las Vegas location. Solotech will continue to expand its NCR base by augmenting operational, installation and programming resources at its Gatineau office. Continue reading

The PAL Show Gets New Digs For 2012

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

The 11th Annual PAL Show will be held May 13-14, 2012 at the International Centre, 6900 Airport Road in Mississauga, ON. The show will be located in the newly-renovated Halls 1, 2, and 3, a unified space. Positioned on the airport strip, the International Centre is convenient for travel and offers free parking, competitive pricing on amenities, and affordable entertainment, restaurants, and hotels within short driving distance.

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Music Books Plus Launches New Website

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

The new website includes over 13,000 titles including an extensive variety of new products. It features improved navigation, expanded search capabilities, improved checkout, faster access speed and a fresh, updated design. It has also been optimized for mobile browsers.

Music Books Plus is operated by Norris-Whitney Communications Inc., publishers of Canadian Musician, Canadian Music Trade, Professional Sound, Professsional Lighting & Production and Music Directory Canada.

Visit the Music Books Plus website at , For more information, contact: Maureen Jack,, 905-641-0552, FAX: 888-665-1307.

MIAC Announce New Chairman Of The Board

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Kroke received his B.Sc. in Music Education from North Dakota State University.  In 1993 he received his Masters in Music Composition from the Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford. In 2004, Kroke received his MBA from Queens University in Kingston, ON.
Kroke succeeds outgoing chairman Julio Cotellesso of Steve’s Music Store.  In taking the reins of the MIAC Board, Cotellesso said, "I can’t think of a more critical time for leadership than right now, in the midst of overwhelming change. We look forward to working with Dale to take MIAC forward in the best interests of the Canadian music products market."
"We would like to offer our congratulations to Dale Kroke," said Barbara Cole, MIAC
Executive Director. "I’ve worked with Dale for some years and have always been impressed by his professionalism and integrity. Dale was the outstanding candidate for the role. He combines strong business and leadership skills with tremendous insight and knowledge of the music products industry."
Joining Kroke as Vice Chairman is Marc Bertrand. Bertrand is a 20-year veteran of the professional audio industry and CEO of TC Group Americas in Kitchener, ON. Bertrand is a well respected industry leader and has many years of executive leadership with TC Group Americas. He has been an active member of the MIAC Board for a number of years and also serves on the PAL Show Continue reading