Andrew Hope Joins AVL Media Group as Managing Director

Thursday, September 1st, 2016
Andrew Hope

Andrew Hope

Steve Kosters, CEO of Intellimix and AVL Media Group, has announced that industry veteran Andrew Hope has joined the company in the role of managing director for AVL. Hope comes to AVL after spending more than 25 years with GerrAudio Distribution.

“Bringing with him over 30 years of varied experience in all aspects of professional audio and communications; Andrew enjoys an enviable industry-wide reputation for his professionalism, business acumen, and solution-oriented approach. We at AVL are thrilled to welcome Andrew as managing director,”  says Kosters.

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LDI Show To Bring Lighting World To Vegas

Monday, August 29th, 2016

02 LDIThe 2016 LDI Show is set to return to the Las Vegas Convention Center from Oct. 17-23, 2016.

Now in its 29th year, LDI will host over 12,000 attendees working in theatre, concerts, clubs, theme parks, houses of worship, and a wide range of international live and broadcast venues. Attendees from around 90 countries will come to LDI to see the latest gear, refresh their knowledge, and replenish their creativity. 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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Christie Hires Industry Veteran Susie Beiersdorf as VP of Cinema Sales – Americas

Thursday, August 18th, 2016
Susie Beiersdorf

Susie Beiersdorf

Christie today announced that industry veteran Susie Beiersdorf has joined Christie as VP, Cinema Sales – Americas, while long-time Christie employee Dave Muscat has been promoted to VP, Sales, Enterprise Solutions – Americas. The two new positions are effective immediately and will report to Dale Miller, Executive Vice-President, Global Sales, for Christie.

“Since 2008, Susie has been directly involved in the rollout of digital cinema for a major electronics company and as such, she brings not only a wealth of exhibitor relationships but also considerable studio experience to Christie,” says Dale Miller, EVP, Global Sales, Christie.

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Digiflex Introduces a New Brand Identity

Thursday, July 28th, 2016
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New Digiflex logo

Digiflex has revamped its image, introducing a new brand identity with a modernized logo and redefined product structure.

Operating since 1983, Digiflex manufacturers audio, video, data, lighting, and custom cables. Its products are designed and assembled in Montreal, QC.

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NWC Hires Attila Hajzer as Technology Support Coordinator

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

ADD3 Attila HajzerJim Norris, president of Norris-Whitney Communications Inc. (NWC), has announced the appointment of Attila Hajzer as the company’s technology support coordinator. NWC publishes Professional Sound, Canadian Musician, Canadian Music Trade and Professional Lighting & Production magazines.

Hajzer is a graduate of Niagara College in general arts and Science and new media web design. He is an accomplished website designer and an expert in computer software and hardware. He is also musician, playing keyboards and guitar, and is also an avid songwriter.

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Winnipeg Ready to Host CITT Rendez-vous 2016

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

01 Rendez-vousRendez-vous 2016, CITT’s annual trade show and conference, will be heading to the Centennial Concert Hall in Winnipeg, MB from 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 for Friday and Professional Development Day will take place on Saturday. The annual general meeting will return to an AGM Luncheon on Friday.

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Cosmic Truss adds new Sales Manager

Thursday, July 21st, 2016
Paul Saghbazarian

Paul Saghbazarian

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.”

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SGM Appoints David Keighley as Executive VP

Monday, July 11th, 2016
David Keighley (left) and SGM CEO Peter Johansen

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.

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SFM Hires Jean-Michel Berezoutzky as Coordinator of the TAG Group

Thursday, July 7th, 2016
Jean-Michel Berezoutzky

Jean-Michel Berezoutzky

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.

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NAB Show New York Opens 2016 Call for Speakers

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

NAB smallThe 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.

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