The Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund has announced the appointment of Jim Norris to its Board of Directors. Norris is the president of Norris-Whitney Communications, an international communications company specializing in the entertainment field, which publishes Canadian Musician, Canadian Music Trade, Professional Sound, and Professional Lighting & Production magazines.
The Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund is a non-profit organization dedicated to makingmusic therapy available to more people in more communities across Canada. More information at www.musictherapytrust.ca.
Rose Brand has announced that Brandi Vold is the newest member of its sales team. Brandi’s professional background includes over 14 years of sales and management experience in a variety of fields.
Josh Jacobstein, Executive VP, says, “Many of us at Rose Brand have known Brandi for years. We’re excited to have her on board as we enter the Fall sales season.”
Prior to joining the Rose Brand team, Vold worked in product development for an Atlanta-based company. Vold says she is really looking forward to getting back into the entertainment industry and connecting with new clients. She’s very enthusiastic about her new position stating, “I love this industry and I really missed it. I’m excited to be back.”
Jean-Louis Blanchard presents a plaque of recognition to Ron Morissette
After a long and successful career that led Solotech’s Ron Morissette to be in involved in virtually every aspect of the entertainment industry, he recently announced that he has chosen to retire from the industry.
Over the last four decades Morissette has been at the forefront of innovations that have significantly advanced the fields of entertainment and audiovisual technology. In 2008 he joined Solotech in the role of general manager of corporate development. In that capacity he was one of the prime movers of the expansion policy across Canada for Solotech’s Integration Division. More recently, Morissette put all of his energy into the start-up of a Solotech office in Toronto.
Calibre has appointed George Koumis as technical business development manager with focus on Calibre’s OEM business and sales channels in the Americas.
Koumis is based out of Sacramento, CA and will focus on building OEM relationships. Koumis started his professional career in design engineering of video scan convertor boards at General Electric. He also has 20 years’ experience working for Barco in business development, design engineering, and product management for image processing technology including at Folsom.
After a five year hiatus, Terrier Marketing Inc. has reopened up shop, providing both manufacturer representation and marketing consulting for entertainment services and technology markets. Led by industry veteran Graham Likeness, Terrier Marketing says it is positioned to support companies of all sizes.
SC Media Canada has announced the addition of David Gardner to its Ontario sales team.
With over 20 years of sales experience behind him, we are proud to have David join our team.
Sami Midani, SC Media VP of sales and marketing for Harman Pro, explains, “Our business in Ontario is growing and our product catalogue is expanding. SC Media felt a need to add more resources for our Ontario customers. David Gardner is a passionate individual that is recognized by Ontario’s audio, video, and lighting community for his professionalism, dedication, and technical knowledge. His professional background and track record is impressive. His skills and expertise will nicely compliment the work of Jeremy Power and David Petican in Ontario. We are quite excited to have David join our team.”
Freeman Audio Visual has announced the appointment of David Campbell as executive vice president and chief operating officer of its Canadian division, effective immediately. Campbell has spent nearly 30 years in strategic leadership roles, including seven as vice president and general manager of a large audio visual firm.
“Never resting on its laurels, Freeman is a dynamic enterprise that nurtures and embraces the entrepreneurial spirit,” says Campbell. “My approach to business strongly aligns with the core values of the company, and I look forward to working with this incredible team to further build upon its history of success and leadership in Canada.”
As the Canadian audio visual division’s most senior executive, Campbell is responsible for developing strategies, driving continuous growth, maintaining operational excellence, and ensuring customer and employee satisfaction. He will set the company’s short- and long-range goals related to sales, operations, financial performance, and quality.
LynTec, a manufacturer of customized electrical power control solutions for professional audio, video, and lighting systems, has announced that Dan Nguyen will serve as the company’s new vice president of engineering. Nguyen was formerly the design engineer and chief architect of LynTec’s patent-pending Remote Power Control (RPC) platform for the company’s motorized circuit breaker and relay electrical control panels.
Sounds Distribution has announced that Steve Torok has re-joined its sales force as one of its account managers in Ontario.
Torok brings over 18 years of experience and has been involved in promoting many brands. He will be working with all of Sounds Distribution’s product lines to service dealers in the Ontario region. “I’m very excited to be back with such a great team and I look forward to working with all my dealers again,” comments Torok.
On July 1st, ETC’s Karl Haas officially began a new role with the company as architectural national sales manager. Haas will be responsible for managing ETC’s architectural regional managers and the company’s sales territories of North and South America, India and Australia.
With this personnel shift, ETC has completed its official split of sales into three separate segments: entertainment, architectural, and rigging. “We see huge opportunities in architectural markets,” says Mark Vassallo, ETC VP of sales. “By separating architectural from the entertainment portion of our business, we are better able to serve each market segment and explore more sales opportunities. Karl did a great job as ETC’s western regional manager, and in his new role, I see no limits or ceilings on what we can accomplish with him at the helm. I believe our customers will be amazed at the changes they will see in the future.”