NATEAC Announces Reynold Levy as Keynote Speaker

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016
Reynold Levy, President , Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Reynold Levy, President , Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

The North American Theatre Engineering and Architecture Conference (NATEAC) has announced that Reynold Levy will offer the 2016 keynote address to open NATEAC on Sunday morning, July 17th.

Levy, author, philanthropist and an arts management icon, is probably best known to the live performance industry as the president of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts from 2001 to 2014.   During his tenure at Lincoln Center, award winning and critically acclaimed programs flourished. Simultaneously, a $1.2 billion physical transformation occurred. Levy authored an account of the transformation in his book, They Told Me Not To Take That Job: Tumult, Betrayal, Heroics and the Transformation of Lincoln Center.

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Marc Beaudry Joins Niscon as Project Sales Manager

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

Marc Beaudry 2Niscon Inc., a division of Show Distribution Corp. that specializes in the design, engineering, and implementation of motion control systems for the entertainment industry, has welcomed Marc Beaudry to its to its project management and sales department. Beaudry has 30-plus years’ experience as a manager in the planning and delivery of technically complex and large-scale live entertainment in both touring and permanent facilities.

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A.C.T. Lighting Now Distributing Eurotruss In North America

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

Eurotruss has named A.C.T Lighting, Inc. as the exclusive distributor of its family of products in North America.  Eurotruss is one of the leading suppliers of aluminum truss systems worldwide.  Its new Knoxville, TN facility supplies North American customers with plated, spigotted, and conical truss plus a full line of roof systems, wind-up stands, stage decks, barriers, and rigging gear.

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Richard LaBerge Joins Calibre as VP of International Sales

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

8 Richard LaBergeMontreal-based Richard LaBerge has joined Calibre, the British manufacturer of audio and video scaling and switching technology, as vice president of international sales.

LaBerge has more than 20 years’ experience in business management, leadership, and product development globally. He co-founded Sensio Technologies Inc., where as VP he spearheaded the company’s success in licensing, business development and delivery of technologies to market. Prior to this, LaBerge developed commercial marketing and lending at Desjardins. He started his career in computer programming.

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WFW’s February Freeze Breaks Records in 2016

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

Feb Freeze 3William F. White’s 15th annual February Freeze technology showcase broke all previous records for the event, according to organizers. Taking place Feb. 9 at the William F. White Centre in Toronto, February Freeze 2016 welcomed over 1,000 attendees for the first time while the number exhibitors grew from 38 in 2015 to over 50 this year.

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Theatrixx Names BJ Ruthven as Alberta Sales Rep

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016
BJ Ruthven

BJ Ruthven

Jacques Tessier, president of Theatrixx Technologies Ltd., has announced the appointment of  BJ Ruthven as the company’s new Alberta sales representative. Theatrixx Technologies, based in Montreal, has been manufacturing and distributing high LED display, video, lighting, audio and electrical distribution products for the performing arts, touring, and technical production industries since 1999.

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William F. White Announces Creation of Whites Camera

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

Paul Bronfman, chairman and CEO of Comweb Corp. and William F. White International (Whites), has announced the launch of Whites Camera. It’s a new department at Whites Toronto dedicated to providing professional camera rental and related technical services.

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Ross Video Names New VP of Sales

Thursday, February 4th, 2016
Jared Schatz

Jared Schatz

Ottawa-based Ross Video today announced appointment of a new VP of sales to strengthen the company’s sales team in North America.

Jared Schatz is now VP of sales for the United States and Canada.  In this role, Schatz will oversee all sales operations for both U.S. and Canada and will be reporting directly to Jeff Moore, executive vice president and chief marketing officer.

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Grif Palmer Named VP of Sales for PixelFLEX

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

Grif PalmerLED video display manufacturer PixelFLEX has announced the appointment of Grif Palmer as its new Vice President of Sales. Palmer will oversee the day-to-day operations of the PixelFLEX sales team while implementing the sales strategies.

“We could not be happier about the introduction of Grif Palmer as our new Vice President of Sales for PixelFLEX,” says Monty Rains, president and COO. “He has a very distinguished career in the technology industry, and he’ll be an invaluable addition to our team strengthening and developing relationships with both our current and new clientele of video integrators and designers.”

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NATEAC Announces Conference Sessions List

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

NATEAC2012_0479The North American Theatre Engineering and Architecture Conference (NATEAC) has announced the panel lineup for its upcoming conference, which will be held in New York City on July 17-18.

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