A.C. Lighting Hires Dorothy Brennan as VP of HR

Thursday, September 21st, 2017
Dorothy Brennan

Dorothy Brennan

A.C. Lighting has announced the appointment of Dorothy Brennan as vice president of human resources.

Brennan is A.C. Lightings’ fourth high-profile hire in recent months. According to the company, her hire comes at an appropriate time, as A.C. Lightings is positioned for exponential growth within the coming months.

Brennan brings over 20 years of direct experience and comes to A.C. Lightings from Canadian General Tower Limited where she held the position of VP of human resources. Prior to Canadian General Tower, Brennan was the director of human resources at RM2 Canada Inc.

As VP of human resources, Brennan will support the growth of the company, employing her skills with organizational policies and procedures, employee benefit design, performance management and talent acquisition.

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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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A.C. Lighting Names New Canadian Regional Sales Rep

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

Marc Andre 1 CroppedA.C. Lighting has announced the appointment of Marc-Andre Turgeon to the position of outside Canadian regional sales representative.

With past experience as a sales representative for a number 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.

In addition to his sales experience, Turgeon has held the position of managing director and possesses extensive experience developing new markets; pricing strategies, order processing, and all aspects of tradeshow planning and execution.

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ETC Promotes Two New Global Service Managers

Friday, June 9th, 2017
Durrell Ramer

Durrell Ramer

ETC has announced the promotions of two new global service managers.

Durrell Ramer was recently promoted to the role of global customer service and systems manager. He will oversee customer service, quotations, systems project management, applications engineering, and systems drafting for all ETC companies worldwide.

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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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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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InfoComm Names Heidi Voorhees as COO

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017
InfoComm COO Heidi Voorhees

InfoComm COO Heidi Voorhees

InfoComm International has named Heidi A. Voorhees, MBA, CAE, as the organization’s new Chief Operating Officer. As COO, Voorhees will lead InfoComm’s North American operations and global marketing and communication efforts.

With 20 years of trade association and private business experience, Voorhees brings to InfoComm significant expertise in operations management and strategic planning. She spent nearly 10 years at SmithBucklin, the world’s largest association management company, where she oversaw meetings, conventions, trade shows, and executive events for anywhere from 10 to 20,000 participants. Voorhees also has experience in association marketing and trade show management from her time as VP of strategic initiatives at the Institute of Food Technologists and Sr. VP at Experient, a leading global event company.

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Pete Heffernan Joins Christie Lites Rentals

Monday, February 27th, 2017

pete_heffernanLongtime industry veteran Pete Heffernan has joined Christie Lites. Heffernan was president of Bandit Lites for eight years prior to joining Christie Lites and his career spans more than three decades, including as promoter of an Elvis Presley concert, lighting designer, production manager, and finally as corporate executive.

“Christie Lites is a company that puts the client first and has a methodology that in my opinion is tops in the industry,” Heffernan says. “I have always placed the client’s needs first and then provided the support to make the production a success. Christie Lites is the perfect place for me to take this approach to the next level.”

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