Solotech Las Vegas Hires Tony Grant as Business Developer Sales Rep

Friday, February 16th, 2018

Pic1Effective Feb. 5, 2018, Solotech Las Vegas has announced the appointment of Tony Grant as Business Developer Sales Representative.

A resident of Las Vegas for over 34 years, Grant has worked with developing companies in both sales and managerial roles. He will play a key role in developing Solotech’s integrations department, by bringing his 28 years of sales experience to Solotech’s growing U.S. team. In recent years, his experience in the audiovisual industry has focused on developing client relationships in the hospitality, corporate, house of worship, and healthcare markets.

Grant says he is excited to grow those relationships, while expanding Solotech’s network by continuing to build affiliations in additional market sectors. The company says Grant has developed his career reputation on providing outstanding technical and business expertise and augments his strengths with extensive client relations experience and capability.

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Victoria Parker Joins AVL as Ontario Rep

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018
Victoria Parker

Victoria Parker

Andrew Hope, managing director of AVL Media Group, has announced the appointment of Victoria Parker as an AVL sales representative in Ontario.

“Victoria will be working closely with Peter Woods to ensure we provide the coverage and support our Ontario partners demand and deserve,” says Hope. “At AVL we take the long-term view. Investing in exceptional young talent allows us to better serve and connect with our customers.”

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Marc Desrochers Steps Down, Denis Lefrançois Now CEO of Scapin Staging & Show Distribution

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
Denis Lefrançois

Denis Lefrançois

Scapin Staging and Show Distribution announced changes in their leadership, effective as of January 1, 2018. After leading both companies, Marc Desrochers has stepped down from the firm to pursue new interests.

Desrochers founded Scapin Staging, which successfully introduced new and versatile products to the entertainment industry. He later acquired Show Distribution, which allowed him to offer a one-stop solution to clients.

Denis Lefrançois now assumes the role of CEO leading Scapin Staging and Show Distribution. The companies say he will lead them into an new era of continuing growth with significant investments in new technologies and markets.

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Lewis Long Joins GLP US as Business Development Manager

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

Lewis LongCalifornia-based GLP US Inc. has announced the appointment of industry veteran Lewis Long as its new business development manager. Lewis joins GLP after a long and successful tenure with Martin Professional’s U.S. division during which he fulfilled multiple roles.

Serving as business development manager, Lewis will be working across GLP’s full market areas, generating new business growth and solidifying the company’s existing activities.

President of GLP US Inc., Mark Ravenhill says, “I am excited to welcome Lewis to our team and to work with him again. We have known each other for over 15 years, so it’s great to have him join us at GLP. The respect he has in his personal relationships perfectly fits in with the company.”

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PLASA Appoints New Chair & Board Members

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018
Adam Blaxill

Adam Blaxill

PLASA has announced changes to its elected board, including the appointment of Adam Blaxill as the new chair. Blaxill joined the PLASA Board as the Professional Services Representative in 2012 and was elected as vice-chair in 2014. He has been voted as the new chair of PLASA through a simple majority vote.

Blaxill takes over from Ed Pagett who has served as chair for an extended seven years. During this time Pagett oversaw the de-merger with ESTA with the support of an executive committee which included Blaxill as vice-chair and Martin Hawthorn as treasurer. This valuable work enabled the survival and growth of PLASA.

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Matthias Hinrichs Joins Elation Professional as Product Manager

Friday, January 5th, 2018

Matthias HinrichsElation Professional has announce that Matthias Hinrichs has joined the company as a Product Manager.

“We are all very excited to have Matthias joining the team,” says Elation Sales Director Eric Loader. “His experience in the professional lighting market along with his relationships with many top lighting designers and customers will be a great resource for our product development. He will be focused on getting feedback in from the market, working on the finer details of our products, making sure our products deliver on point and at the highest level. On a personal note, having worked with Matthias before, I am really happy to be working with him again and am confident he will make a great addition to the continued growth of our company.”

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Frank Hoehn Joins SGM as Global Sales Manager

Thursday, January 4th, 2018
SGM's Peter Johansen (right) & Frank Hoehn

SGM’s Peter Johansen (right) & Frank Hoehn

SGM has announced the appointment of industry veteran Frank Hoehn as its new VP of global sales.

“SGM is structured in a very professional way, with all the right elements to continue to develop further to be a really important player, and I am excited to be able to use my experience to help SGM grow,” says Hoehn, who most recently worked as director of business development, and EMEA hospitality for Martin/Harman International.

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A.C. Lighting Names Jean Louis Blanchard as VP of Business Development

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017
Jean Louis Blanchard

Jean Louis Blanchard

A.C. Lighting has announced the hiring of Jean Louis Blanchard as VP of business development.

A.C. Lighting has entered into an era of growth, according to the company, and it says the hiring of Blanchard “unfolds the commencement of the company’s strategic development plan for growth, to provide their clients with world class products, backed by world class service.”

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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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