Altman Lighting Names Miles Dudgeon as new Northeast Regional Sales Manager

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

Miles DudgeonAltman Lighting has announced the appointment of Miles Dudgeon as its new Northeast regional sales manager for North America.  Based in upstate New York, Dudgeon will manage the Altman Lighting sales efforts in the northeastern U.S., as well as Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland.

“I am thrilled to add Miles to our sales team,” says Nick Champion, Altman Lighting’s VP of North American sales. “His background working with industry manufacturers is extensive, and his work as an end user adds a perspective that will help him be able to quickly understand and address the needs of our customers and partners.”

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Executives From DraftKings & McAfee to Headline 2017 NAB Show New York Opening Session

Friday, August 25th, 2017

NAB NYThe opening event for the 2017 NAB Show New York will feature Paul Liberman, chief operating officer and co-founder of DraftKings, the sports-tech entertainment platform, and Gary Davis, chief consumer security evangelist at McAfee, a leading cybersecurity company. Produced by the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and co-located with InfoComm Connections, NAB Show New York will take place from Oct. 18-19, 2017 at the Javits Convention Center in New York City. With more than 6,800 attendees and 300 exhibitors, NAB Show New York showcases next-generation technology for media, entertainment and telecom professionals with conferences and workshops focused on television, film, satellite, online video, live events, corporate A/V, production, and post.

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LDI2017 Awards Adds Two Voters’ Choice Categories

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

14 LDIIn addition to its traditional awards categories for Best Debuting Products and Booth Awards, and the annual Paky Award, LDI2017 will also present two new Voters’ Choice Awards to be decided by Live Design readers and LDI attendees: Rental & Staging Company and Dealer/Distributor.

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AVL Now distributing ROE Creative Display Products in Canada

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

ROE Visual, a subsidiary of Unilumin, has appointed Montreal-based AVL Media Group as the exclusive Canadian distributor of ROE Creative Display products. The announcement was made by ROE Visual Sales Director Grace Kuo.

Founded in 2006, ROE Visual creates professional quality scalable LED creative display solutions. With a primary focus on modular LED wall systems targeted to concert touring and special event production, ROE products are known for efficiency of installation, ease of use, and reliable performance indoors and out. ROE products have been used recently on the Australian open and U2’s current Joshua Tree world tour.

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ETC Brings End Users to Wisconsin for Fourth CUE Conference

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

ETC-CUE-programmingOn July 20th, nearly 250 ETC end users arrived in Madison, WI, for the fourth CUE conference. CUE, short for Create Understand Experience, is a professional development conference hosted by ETC every other summer.

This year’s classes were organized into one- and two-day-long tracks so attendees would have a more immersive, educational experience. Tracks focused on technicians, educators, general system networking, designing a better theater, and Eos console programming. The typical daily class schedule was enhanced this summer with optional Saturday evening classes.

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Badge Registration Open for The NAMM Show 2018

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

NAMM_hdrBadge registration is currently open for the 2018 edition of The NAMM Show, running Jan. 25-28, 2018 in Anaheim, CA. This edition is sure to be NAMM’s biggest yet as the show looks to significantly increase the pro audio, lighting, and staging industry presence thanks to a newly-expanded convention centre, partnerships with AES, ESTA, and The Parnelli Awards, and more.

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Drifter Rigging Opens in Toronto

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

06 Mark DeslogesProduction veteran Mark “Drifter” Desloges has launched Drifter Rigging in Toronto. The company’s aim is to offer the Canadian market access to the most widely used automation products for mid- to higher-range productions.

The company’s first formal job was the extensive automation for the 2017 Calgary Stampede Grandstand stage, featuring Drifter Rigging’s Elevation 1+ variable speed chain hoists and Libra load cells. Additionally, in early July, Drifter Rigging and Kinesys USA hosted a Demo Day at Christie Lites’ Toronto location that featured the first North American deployment of Kinesys’ brand new Apex system.

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CITT/ICTS Ready for Rendez-vous 2017 in Saint John

Monday, July 24th, 2017

01 Rendez-vousRendez-vous 2017, CITT/ICTS’s annual trade show and conference, will be heading to the Imperial Theatre and Saint John Theatre Company in Saint John, NB from Aug. 9-12.

This year’s event will feature a similar schedule to that which was introduced last year. The trade show will have visiting hours over a two-day span on Thursday and Friday. The new Product Show ‘n Tell Breakfast will kick off the Thursday morning with a Corporate Luncheon to follow. Thursday night will feature the always-popular Swag Bingo. Friday will feature the Ladies of the Backstage Happy Hour and Saturday will be the Caucus Plenary Breakfast and CITT/ICTS Awards Banquet in the evening. The annual general meeting will return to an AGM Luncheon on Saturday.

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CETEC Group Now Canadian Manufacturers Rep for Optec Display

Friday, July 14th, 2017
CETEC Group Owner Wayne Korhonen

CETEC Group Owner Wayne Korhonen

Wayne Korhonen, the principal and owner of The CETEC Group Inc., has announced a Canadian manufacturers representative agreement for Optec Display. Optec has patented many breakthroughs in LED display technology and has grown into one of North America’s leading large format, LED display manufacturers.

“The CETEC Group’s expansion to represent Optec Displays, Inc. integrates our client focused technical, design and support capabilities and value to integrators, specifiers and resellers”, says Wayne Korhonen.

“Optec Displays, Inc. is pleased to partnership with CETEC Group’s seasoned professionals growing our customer base with our brand values and strategy designing and developing innovative long-lasting LED display technology, control systems, and software.”, says Mark Sidge, Director Strategic Accounts, Optec Displays, Inc.

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Sounds Distribution Announces New Board of Directors

Monday, July 10th, 2017
Michael Clarke

Michael Clarke

Sounds Distribution has announced its new management structure following the sudden passing of company president Rohan Persaud in May 2017.

“Our review over the past four weeks allowed us to better understand our strategy, goals and business needs, and resulted in a change in how our management team is structured,” the company said in its announcement to clients and customers.

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