ARARI Promtoes Sebastien Laffoux to Director of Sales, Camera Systems

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

s_laffouxARRI has announce the promotion of Sebastien Laffoux to director of sales, Camera Systems for ARRI Inc., effective immediately. In this new role, he is responsible for managing the entire camera sales team for North America with regional representatives based in Los Angeles, New York, and Toronto. Laffoux reports directly to Glenn Kennel, president of ARRI Inc., who is based at ARRI Inc.’s headquarters in Burbank, CA.

Says Kennel, “I am pleased to offer Sebastien this opportunity to work with me in building our team and further developing camera system sales. He has agreed to relocate to the Burbank office in the middle of 2017.“

With over 15 years at ARRI Canada, Laffoux previously served as an accounts manager before transitioning to technical sales representative and then Technical sales manager, eastern region for North America. He brings a wealth of product and application experience on lenses, cameras, and accessories along with customer relations to this enhanced responsibility at ARRI.

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AVL Hires Claude Viens as Product Specialist/Technical Support for Lighting

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016
Claude Viens

Claude Viens

Andrew Hope, managing director of AVL Media Group, has announced the appointment of Claude Viens to the position of product specialist/technical support for lighting. With more than 25 years of experience in all areas of professional lighting, Viens will spearhead AVL’s continued growth in the professional lighting and visual effects marketplace.

“He has done it all in lighting,” says Hope. “Claude comes to AVL from Kloda/Focus where he has headed the lighting department for the past three years. His international experience as a lighting designer, programmer, and board operator in every type of production from music to dance to film will be of great benefit to our customers as they look to our industry leading technology to help them wow their audiences.

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PixelFLEX Announces the Appointment of Senior Project Manager Jon Chavez

Monday, November 7th, 2016
Jon Chavez

Jon Chavez

In a move to continue the growth of their project management team, PixelFLEX has appointmented Jon Chavez to the position of Senior Project Manager. As part of the technical sales team, Chavez will assist clients with the application and implementation of PixelFLEX LED video display technologies into video designs across multiple industries.

“In response to the growing interest in our complete line of LED video solutions, we are very excited to continue the growth of the PixelFLEX project management division,” says Monty Rains, President and COO. “Capitalizing on his vast industry experience, Jon joins our team of talented project managers with a special focus on LED video design and event execution for our clients working in a number of different industries.”

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XYZ Cultural Technology Hires Joël Beauchamp as Director of Facilities

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016
Joël Beauchamp

Joël Beauchamp

Jacques Larue and Éric Cyr, partners at Montreal-based XYZ Cultural Technology, have announced the arrival of Joël Beauchamp, CTS, as director of facilities. Beauchamp brings more than 15 years’ audiovisual experience in key positions with companies such as Allied Systems and Solotech, where he worked as director of operations for the last three years.

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Clark Williams Appointed EVP for Christie’s New Content Management & Processing Group

Monday, October 24th, 2016
Clark Williams

Clark Williams

Christie has announced that Clark Williams has been appointed executive vice president in charge of a new Christie team, Content Management and Processing (CMP).

Building on Christie’s content management and image processing portfolios, CMP will unite Christie’s engineering and product management resources associated with its content management and processing products – including Christie Spyder, Christie Phoenix, Christie Brio, and Christie Pandoras Box – under one team. The company says the new team will deliver enhanced focus and alignment of Christie’s human resources and capital investments associated with content management and processing, to meet customer needs and expectations for unified, application-specific solutions.

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SC Media Canada Adds Mark Gadomski to Ontario Sales Team

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

SC Media Canada has announced the appointment of Mark Gadomski to its Ontario sales team as Enterprise Sales and Business Development Manager.

Gadomski is responsible for supporting SC Media’s install customers and developing key relationships in the enterprise market for Ontario, including the Ottawa region. This includes Harman Audio, Barco, and Absen Video solutions for corporate, government, education, large venue, and hospitality customers.

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Erikson Pro Promotes Connie Fontanella & Names New Ontario Sales Rep

Friday, September 2nd, 2016
Connie Fontanella

Connie Fontanella

Erikson Pro has announced the promotion of Connie Fontanella to office manager for the Pro & Commercial Divisions. Doubling in her role, Connie will be acting as head-purchaser, oversee retail pricing structures and day-to-day office operations.

Fontanella has been with JAM Industries for 16 years and the company says in a statement that her “natural talent for business and relentless attention to detail are sure to carry us further.”

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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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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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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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