Chauvet Names John Castelino VP of Global Marketing

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

John-Castelino-2John Castelino has been appointed vice president of global marketing at Chauvet.  In his new position, Castelino will be responsible for Chauvet’s entire brand portfolio which includes: Chauvet Professional, Chauvet DJ, Iluminarc, Trusst, and ChamSys.

Castelino joins Chauvet after a distinguished career at Stanley Black & Decker, where he served as VP of product management and marketing.  During his time at Stanley Black & Decker, Castelino led some of the company’s largest brand portfolios such as Dewalt and Mac Tools.

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Roland Pro AV Canada Names New National Sales Manager

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017
Roland Pro AV Canada's Russell Williams

Roland Pro AV Canada’s Russell Williams

Roland Canada has announced the hiring of Russell Williams as its a new national sales manager for the professional AV division. He will based out of Toronto.

As a product sales specialist, Williams has spent 20 years in various countries working within the pro AV, photo, and print industries. In addition, he is trained as a commercial photographer with education in video production and editing.

Williams says he is excited to move back to his roots in manufacturer sales, applying his experience to help and support Roland’s professional AV division. Of his recent appointment, Williams says, “I am really excited to join Roland as the new national sales manager for pro AV. I have some big shoes to fill.”

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John Devries Joins CETEC Group as National Pro AV Rep

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017
John Devries

John Devries

Wayne Korhonen, President of CETEC Group Inc., has announce the addition of John Devries to the CETEC Group. Devries will assume the position as CETEC Group’s national pro AV representative.

Devries comes to CETEC from Roland Pro AV Canada, where he spent 10 years as national sales manager. The company says Devries’ skills in professional audio/video sales and sales operations bring formidable experience to the CETEC Group. “John brings formidable pro-audio/video experience as CETEC continues to experience rapid growth,” adds Korhonen.

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Event Tech Education to Take Center Stage at The 2018 NAMM Show

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

namm-lightingAs part of it mission to bring together the music products, pro sound, and event technology industries, The 2018 NAMM Show will offer a wealth of opportunities for professionals involved in event technology to enhance their careers and make meaningful connections. The schedule of professional education will be held each day of The 2018 NAMM Show, January 25-28 in the NAMM Education Campus, located inside the Anaheim Hilton Hotel.

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LDI Show to Bring Lighting World to Vegas

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

02 LDIThe LDI Show is set to return to the Las Vegas Convention Center from Nov. 13-19, 2017.

Now in its 30th year, LDI will host over 13,000 attendees working in theatre, concerts, clubs, theme parks, houses of worship, and a wide range of international live and broadcast venues. More than 350 companies are set to exhibit this year, providing live demos and the opportunity for face-to-face discussions about their products and technologies.

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Chicago to Host LFI 2018 in May

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

LFI 2017 [Photo courtesy of Lightfair International]

LFI 2017 [Photo courtesy of Lightfair International]

Lightfair International (LFI) is set to return to Chicago’s McCormick Place from May 6-10. The pre-conference Lightfair Institute runs May 6-7 while the trade show and conference runs from May 8-10.

Attendees from around the world the latest and future products and solutions that are propelling the industry ahead. LFI is the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference and the 2018 trade show floor will produce its largest footprint in its history. The conference program will offer a complement of courses and topics featuring new speakers, relevant forums, keynotes, and enlightening education sessions. A full networking schedule will give attendees the opportunity to make connections with industry professionals from across the globe.

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A.C. Lighting Promotes Tracey Hill to VP Operations

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

Tracey HillLighting, rigging and video technologies distributor A.C. Lighting has announced the promotion of Tracey Hill to vice president of operations.

Hill’s new position of VP of operations was created to support strategic growth plans providing better service to A.C. Lighting’s customers and employees.

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Rosco Acquires DMG Lumière

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017
DMG Lumiere’s Nils de Montgrand & Rosco’s Stan Miller sign the official deal at IBC 2017 in Amsterdam.

DMG Lumiere’s Nils de Montgrand & Rosco’s Stan Miller sign the official deal at IBC 2017 in Amsterdam.

Rosco’s has announced its acquisition of the film, television, and broadcast LED specialist company DMG Lumière.

DMG Lumière was founded in Lyon, France in 2014. “DMG Lumière is the perfect partner as we look to grow our business, and we’re delighted to welcome them into the Rosco family,” said Rosco CEO Mark Engel.

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SMPTE Elects Officers & Governors for 2018-2019 Term; Paul Briscoe Re-Elected as Canada Region Governor

Friday, October 6th, 2017

v-nova-joins-smpte-to-encourage-deployment-of-next-generation-video-encodingSMPTE has elected its new officers and governors for the 2018-2019 term.

“This year’s elections bring to SMPTE a powerful blend of experience, leadership, and innovation in driving our industry forward,” says SMPTE President Matthew Goldman, who is also senior vice president of technology, TV, and media solutions at Ericsson. “New and returning officers and governors represent the businesses and institutions dedicated to enabling the next generation of content creation, distribution, and consumption. They will play an instrumental role in maintaining the growing momentum of the Society’s standards, education, and membership initiatives.”

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Best of BEIT to Launch at NAB Show New York

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

03NABThe Best of BEIT is launching at the NAB Show New York with a track of sessions highlighting outstanding research and timely presentations initially featured at the flagship Broadcast Engineering and Information Technology (BEIT) Conference, held at the annual NAB Show in Las Vegas. Best of BEIT will take place from October 18-19 during the 2017 NAB Show New York at the Javits Convention Center.

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