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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Réalisations adds Four Teams Members

Friday, February 10th, 2017
(L-R) Catherine Landry, Catherine Landry, Amélie Masson-Labonté & Maryse de Lottinville

(L-R) Catherine Landry, Catherine Landry, Amélie Masson-Labonté & Maryse de Lottinville

Roger Parent, president and head creative director, has announced the recent arrival of four new members of the Réalisations team.

Catherine Landry studied industrial design in France before settling in Montreal to pursue further studies in event and environment design. Le Roux participated in several public art installations prior to her work on Réalisations’ Renaissance Midtown New York, One World Observatory and Doha International Airport projects. She then worked on the coordination and logistical aspects of several major events before recently rejoining the artistic direction team.

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GerrAudio Names Peter Snelgrove as Director of Marketing & Education

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017
Peter Snelgrove

Peter Snelgrove

GerrAudio has announced the appointment of Peter Snelgrove to the newly-created position of director of marketing and education.

Snelgrove has 10 years of experience in sales and marketing, initially with the Canadian division of News America Marketing and, most recently, with the mobile application Checkout51. He will be handling GerrAudio’s social media and online presence and will also be co-ordinating all print advertising and online news activities. Snelgrove will also focus new attention on the development and implementation of GerrAudio’s product training seminars and special events, including an expansion of Rational Acoustics Smaart Training across Canada.

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Kees van Draanen back with Réalisations Inc. Montreal

Friday, December 9th, 2016

keesweblogoKees van Draanen back with Réalisations Inc. Montreal. He has more than 30 thirty years of experience working for cultural organisations based in Québec, Ontario, and Europe in the fields of administration, human resources, and finance.

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BlackTrax recruits Andrew Gordon for Global Growth

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

andrew-gordonToronto-based CAST BlackTrax Ltd. Has hired Andrew Gordon as its new director of business development to work exclusively on growing BlackTrax real-time motion tracking system, globally.

Gordon brings over a decade of sales, marketing management, and operations experience working formerly as business development director at Freeman Audiovisual, Canada. From 2009 to 2014, he worked with CAST Group as the marketing and communication and business development manager across WYSIWYG , Vivien, and BlackTrax early stage products.

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Jimmy Katsipis Joins SC Media as Sales Rep for Quebec & Ottawa

Friday, November 18th, 2016
Jimmy Katsipis

Jimmy Katsipis

SC Media Canada has announced the hiring of Jimmy Katsipis as sales representative for Quebec and the Ottawa Region.

Katsipis comes to SC Media from SFM and has over 20 years of experience in the industry. He will responsible for the development of the Harman Pro brands (AKG, BSS, Crown, DBX, JBL, Lexicon, and Soundcraft), as well as Barco and Absen in his territory. Arif Nathu remains SC Media’s sales rep for the Montreal Metropolitan area.

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