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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A.C. Lighting Hires Marketing Project Manager

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

Kyla_Werrett_2017A.C. Lighting Inc. has announced the appointment of Kyla Werrett to the newly-created role of marketing project manager.

Werrett brings with her over 15 years of marketing experience and comes to A.C. Lighting from TOA Canada Corporation, a commercial audio and intercom manufacturer, where she held the role of marketing coordinator. Werrett has experience developing brands via, product launches, website and social media, as well as marketing collateral materials and direct marketing channels. She also has experience with strategic planning, including the marketing department, all advertising campaigns, training initiatives and related marketing projects. Prior to TOA, Kyla was marketing coordinator for Winter’s Instruments.

Werrett will be responsible for the implementation of A.C. Lighting’s North American marketing strategy, plans and programs. She will be working on developing North American presence via publications, tradeshow (event) development and implementation, and developing strategic marketing plans to achieve corporate objectives.

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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

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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