Luminex Partners with A.C. Lighting to Strengthen U.S. & Canadian Sales Force

Monday, June 5th, 2017
(L-R): Hugo Larin, Luminex; Bart Swinnen, Luminex; Jean-Francois Canuel, A.C. Lighting; Philippe Coudyser, Luminex.

(L-R): Hugo Larin, Luminex; Bart Swinnen, Luminex; Jean-Francois Canuel, A.C. Lighting; Philippe Coudyser, Luminex.

Belgium-based Luminex Network Intelligence has further strengthened its American sales force by adding A.C. Lighting Inc. in Toronto as a primary distributor in lighting. LS Media remains the distributor for AV markets in Canada.  This news closely follows the recent announcement that Rik Kirby, owner of Allied SMD in Mission Viejo, CA, has been named to sales director for the U.S. operations of Luminex.

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GLP Now North American Distributor of SNAP Truss Cord Tool

Monday, June 5th, 2017

GLP US Inc. has announced its appointment as the North American distributor for The SNAP range of products, manufactured by HSK-Schulte in Germany. SNAP is a new tool that makes cable management on trusses simpler.

Compatible with all standard 2-in. (48-51mm) truss cords, SNAP is a plastic, single molded, highly flexible tool that attaches to a truss in seconds and uses a side holder to maintain order in your cables. The cable holder has a locking connector to ensure that cables don’t fall out of place, and can be opened or closed with one hand.

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SFM Welcomes Perry Yee to the British Columbia Sales Team

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

perry yeeEffective June 1, 2017, Perry Yee will join the SFM CI Division’s sales team in the province of British Columbia.

Yee will take over territory management for British Columbia and will be responsible for supporting each of SFM’s CI brands, including: ClearView CCTV, Da-Lite Screens, IC Realtime, Just Add Power, Kordz, Luxul, Nest Pro, Omnimount, Pro Control, RTI, and Shure; along with the following Pro AV accessory brands: Atlona, Attero Tech, Canare, Chief Racks, Digiflex, Furman, K&M, Littlite, Neutrik, and Stewart Audio.

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Luminex Partners with Allied SMD to Strengthen U.S. Sales Force

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017
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Rik Kirby (left) & Hugo Larin

Belgium-based Luminex Network Intelligence has partnered with Allied SMD to broaden the company’s American presence.

Rik Kirby, owner of Allied SMD in Mission Viejo, CA, has been named to Sales Director for the U.S. operations of Luminex. “We’ve been growing quickly in the American market,” says Luminex CEO and co-founder Bart Swinnen, “and we’re looking forward to working with Rik to further develop our business there.”

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LpS 2017 Returns for Its 7th Year

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017
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LpS 16

The seventh international LED professional Symposium + Expo (LpS 2017) is going to be taking place from Sept. 26-28 in Bregenz, Austria. It’s dedicated to answering such questions as:  For the next generations of lighting concepts to succeed a holistic approach between technology and the system is required, but how? How do the associated interdisciplinary developments require comprehensive knowledge of applications, designs and technologies in order to meet their potential?

Over 100 specialist lectures, workshops, forums, and in the exhibition, more than 1,600 visitors will be discussing the topics surrounding “Smart Technologies for Lighting Innovations.”

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CITT’s Rendez-vous Trade Show & Conference Heading to Saint John in August

Monday, May 29th, 2017

07 RendezvousRendez-vous 2017, CITT’s annual trade show and conference, will be heading to the Imperial Theatre 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 and there will be a Corporate Luncheon on the Thursday. Thursday night will feature the always-popular Swag Bingo. The 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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AV Stumpfl NamesTheatrixx as its Canadian distributor

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017
L-R: Gabriel Duschinsky (Theatrixx), Philippe Laframboise (Theatrixx), Horst Damoser (AV Stumpfl), Jacques Tessier (Theatrixx) & Helmut Protte (AV Stumpfl)

L-R: Gabriel Duschinsky (Theatrixx), Philippe Laframboise (Theatrixx), Horst Damoser (AV Stumpfl), Jacques Tessier (Theatrixx) & Helmut Protte (AV Stumpfl)

Austrian AV manufacturer AV Stumpfl has announced that Theatrixx Technologies is now its exclusive media server and show control distributor for Canada.

The Montreal based company distributes and manufactures technical equipment for the performing arts industry. Theatrixx also designs custom equipment that offers solutions for video, lighting, audio, power, and cabling challenges.

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A.C. Lighting Names New Canadian Regional Sales Rep

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

A.C. Lighting has added a new member to its sales team. Marc-Andre Turgeon will begin his position as Canadian regional sales representative (outside).

With past experience as a sales representative for a myriad of AV lines and turn-key theatrical projects, Turgeon was directly involved with Cirque du Soleil as a designer and manufacturer of custom solutions for its various productions.

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Becky Koester Named GM of High End Systems

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

ETC_BeckyKoesterHES_GMOn June 1st, Becky Koester will officially begin in her new role as general manager for High End Systems. Earlier this year, ETC acquired High End Systems from Barco Lighting Systems, Inc. and has been working to build support for the team in the Austin, TX based headquarters.

“Koester was a supporter of the acquisition by ETC throughout the process,” says Dick Titus, president of ETC. “She brings with her a deep understanding of the culture that made High End a market leader and will be instrumental in blending the cultures of ETC and High End Systems.”

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ETCP Launches Redesigned Website

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

ETCP webThe Entertainment Technician Certification Program (ETCP) is pleased to announce the launch of a new, redesigned version of its website at  etcp.esta.org. Key features of the site include a cleaner and more modern design and a more engaging user experience with enhanced search and navigation.

The site’s refreshed and simplified look, combined with enriched content, improved search functionality, and optimization for mobile devices allows users to better interact with ETCP, according the organization.

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