LaBerge has more than 20 years’ experience in business management, leadership, and product development globally. He co-founded Sensio Technologies Inc., where as VP he spearheaded the company’s success in licensing, business development and delivery of technologies to market. Prior to this, LaBerge developed commercial marketing and lending at Desjardins. He started his career in computer programming.
Jacques Tessier, president of Theatrixx Technologies Ltd., has announced the appointment of BJ Ruthven as the company’s new Alberta sales representative. Theatrixx Technologies, based in Montreal, has been manufacturing and distributing high LED display, video, lighting, audio and electrical distribution products for the performing arts, touring, and technical production industries since 1999.
Paul Bronfman, chairman and CEO of Comweb Corp. and William F. White International (Whites), has announced the launch of Whites Camera. It’s a new department at Whites Toronto dedicated to providing professional camera rental and related technical services.
Ottawa-based Ross Video today announced appointment of a new VP of sales to strengthen the company’s sales team in North America.
Jared Schatz is now VP of sales for the United States and Canada. In this role, Schatz will oversee all sales operations for both U.S. and Canada and will be reporting directly to Jeff Moore, executive vice president and chief marketing officer.
LED video display manufacturer PixelFLEX has announced the appointment of Grif Palmer as its new Vice President of Sales. Palmer will oversee the day-to-day operations of the PixelFLEX sales team while implementing the sales strategies.
“We could not be happier about the introduction of Grif Palmer as our new Vice President of Sales for PixelFLEX,” says Monty Rains, president and COO. “He has a very distinguished career in the technology industry, and he’ll be an invaluable addition to our team strengthening and developing relationships with both our current and new clientele of video integrators and designers.”
LED video display manufacturer PixelFLEX has announced the appointment of Alexander Williams as its new director of project management. With a special focus toward event design and execution, the addition of Williams strengthens of the project management team, says the company.
“I am very excited to announce Alexander in the newly created position of Director of Project Management,” says Monty Rains, PixelFLEX president and COO. “In this role, Alex will lead a team of talented technical and production management professionals who will provide client support for events, installations and direct sales of our PixelFLEX line of products and services.”
AVI-SPL, an AV systems integration and video collaboration company, has added Ian Gilbert and Dinarte (Dino) Moniz to its senior management team in Canada.
Gilbert, who brings 25 years of sales leadership experience, was named Vice President of Sales earlier this month after serving as an instrumental sales coach with the company earlier this year. He will be joined by Moniz, recently named Director of Operations for AVI-SPL Canada, who adds another 24 years of service and operations experience to the management team in AVI-SPL’s growing Canada business.
Apollo Design Technology has announced the appointment of Will Linnemeier as sales director. In this role, Linnemeier will be responsible for sales strategies to drive market expansion, sales effectiveness, and optimizing the dealer and customer sales experience. He also will manage Apollo’s dealer network and customer relationships.
“Will brings a ton of experience to the Apollo sales team. His leadership, understanding of the dealer relationship and ability to drive the customer to our products will make 2016 a very exciting year,” says Joel Nichols, president of Apollo Design.
ETC’s Hollywood-based office has hired R. Christopher Stokes to serve as its newest field project coordinator. As an FPC, he will help ETC West support the theatrical, rigging, architectural, and broadcast markets in the western United States and Canada.
Stokes was awarded an MFA in lighting design in 2010 from the California Institute of the Arts in Northridge, after earning a BA in theatre with minors in philosophy and computer science from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA, in 2006. He was chosen to be a lighting intern at the Los Angeles Opera, as part of the Wally Russell Lighting Internship program. There, Stokes worked as a second assistant, updating lighting plots, drafting, creating focus charts and doing the tracking for moving lights.