Thursday, July 21st, 2016
Cosmic Truss has announced the appointment of Paul Saghbazarian as its new Sales Manager, who will be working directly with Cosmic Truss Brand Director, David Park.
Saghbazarian comes to Cosmic Truss from areas outside of the industry, but with a knowledge and understanding of the entertainment industry from earlier experience, according to the company. He will begin immediately working with existing customers, strengthening the level of support and service that Cosmic Truss offers. As the brand grows, Saghbazarian will be a key link in expanding the Cosmic Truss Sales channels in areas where the company sees potential to expand.
Commenting on the appointment, Brand Director David Park says, “Paul will be a welcome addition to the team and give us some great additional resources to offer our customers.”
Monday, July 11th, 2016
David Keighley (left) and SGM CEO Peter Johansen
SGM has announced the appointment of David Keighley as its new executive vice president. Keighley has worked as a lighting designer, tour manager, and production manager as well as management experience as executive vice president and chief of operations for Syncrolite, managing director and CEO of PRG Europe, and managing director of light and sound design. Keighley has been involved with the Olympic Games (1992, 1996, 2000, 2004 and 2012) and worked with artists such as Madonna, Rolling Stones, Spice Girls, Billy Joel, Pink Floyd, Deep Purple etc.
Keighley’s primary area of responsibility as EVP will be to work with and support designers and architects to ensure the right equipment for the job. He will be based in the U.K., but will be travelling to oversee global activities for SGM.
Thursday, July 7th, 2016
SFM has announced that Jean-Michel Berezoutzky has joined the company as the coordinator of the TAG group. SFM’s AV Technical Application Group (TAG) acts as a direct link to customers and provides training, technical support, and design assistance for installations and concepts involving SFM’s products. The TAG group is present at all levels of the sale and acts as a resource for industry professionals such as integrators, consultants, production/rental companies, and engineers.
Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) is currently accepting speaking proposals for the 2016 NAB Show New York, held Nov. 9-10 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. NAB Show New York is a media, entertainment and communications technology event, focusing on content creation, management, delivery, and consumption.
Monday, June 20th, 2016
The 2016 North American Theatre Engineering and Architecture Conference (NATEAC) is set to take place in New York City on July 17-18 at the Roosevelt Hotel. It will bring together over 300 professionals in the architectural, engineering, manufacturing, and consulting fields to discuss the issues faced in designing and building performance venues in North America in the 21st century.
Monday, June 20th, 2016
Rendez-vous 2016, CITT’s annual trade show and conference, will be heading to the Centennial Concert Hall in Winnipeg, MB on Aug. 18-20.
Organizers say this year’s event will feature a new schedule for the trade show with visiting hours over a two-day span on Thursday and Friday. Corporate Day with the New Product Show ‘n Tell Breakfast will kick off the Thursday morning. The Education Forum and Roadhouse Roundtable discussion are scheduled on Friday and Professional Development Day will take place on Saturday. The annual general meeting will return to an AGM Luncheon on Friday.
Thursday, June 16th, 2016
Hubbell Lighting has named John DiNardi as its general manager and vice president of the Hubbell Lighting Components Business. He currently heads Hubbell Lighting’s Technology and Business Development program. This move connects the solid state lighting components brands with Hubbell’s advanced technology, product and business development group, the company says.
Wednesday, June 15th, 2016
[Photo by Bill Ellis]
The Long Reach Long Riders have announced that its 13th
annual charity motorcycle ride was a tremendous success. The ride, which was dubbed The Radioactive Ride
by ride marshal Loren Schreiber, raised over $45,000 for Behind the Scenes and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, bringing the total raised since the LRLR rides began to well over $550,000.
Monday, June 13th, 2016
According to organizers, a record 1,000 exhibitors, including 211 new exhibitors, filled the Las Vegas Convention Center on June 8-10 for InfoComm 2016, occupying 527,105 net square feet of exhibit and special events space — also a show record. Attendees registered for more than 12,000 seats at InfoComm University sessions throughout the week, more than double the number engaged in training and education in 2015. Approximately one-third more unique attendees took InfoComm University training at InfoComm than in the past. The spike in training interest was driven in part by the 2,620 seminar and workshop packages sold. InfoComm 2016 was the first time attendees could pay one price and take any of more than 100 courses during exhibition days.
Friday, June 10th, 2016
The Toronto Section of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) will host Boot Camp VII — “Pixels & Packets: Exploring UHD, HDR, and Live IP” — on June 21-22 at the George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre at Ryerson University, Toronto. Presented as one of the section’s popular biennial technical seminars, this event will explore ultra-high-definition (UHD), high-dynamic-range (HDR), and live internet protocol (IP) technologies.