Grif Palmer Named VP of Sales for PixelFLEX

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

Grif PalmerLED 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.”

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Neutrik Promotes Chris Neethling to Chief Sales Officer

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

CNeethling_HiNeutrik has announced that Chris Neethling, formerly Global Financial Manager for Neutrik USA, has been promoted to Chief Sales Officer of the entire Neutrik Group. He joined Neutrik USA in 2009.

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Alexander Williams Joins PixelFLEX as Director of Project Management

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016
Alexander Williams

Alexander Williams

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.”

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AVI-SPL Canada Appoints Two to Senior Management

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

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.

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Apollo Design Appoints New Sales Director

Monday, November 16th, 2015

LinnemeierApollo 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.

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ETC Hires New Field Project Coordinator for Western U.S. & Canada

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

Chris StokesETC’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.

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PL&P Publisher Jim Norris Joins Board of Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

PS Oct15 Input JimNThe 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

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Rose Brand Announces Addition of Brandi Vold to Sales Team

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

Brandi VoldRose 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.”

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Ron Morissette Retires from Solotech

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015
Jean-Louis Blanchard presents a plaque of recognition to Ron Morissette

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.

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Calibre Appoints George Koumis as Technical Business Development Manager

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015
George Koumis (left) and Tim Brooksbank

George Koumis (left) and Tim Brooksbank

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.

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