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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Terrier Marketing Reopens

Monday, August 24th, 2015
Terrier Marketing's Graham Likeness

Terrier Marketing’s Graham Likeness

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.

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SC Media Adds David Gardner to its Ontario Sales Team

Friday, August 21st, 2015

David GardnerSC 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.”

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Freeman Audio Visual Appoints New Executive VP & COO

Monday, August 17th, 2015

DAVID CAMPBELL 2015Freeman 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.

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LynTec Names Dan Nguyen as New VP of Engineering

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

LynTec-Dan_NguyenLynTec, 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.

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Steve Torok Re-joins Sounds Distribution as an Account Manager in Ontario

Monday, July 6th, 2015

Steve TorokSounds 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.

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Karl Haas Named as ETC Architectural National Sales Manager

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015
Karl Hass

Karl Hass

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.”

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Ontario Staging Limited Moving Locations

Friday, June 12th, 2015

Ontario Staging Limited (OSL) will be in a new location as of July 1, 2015, though the company will remain in the Greater Toronto Area.

OSL’s new address will be: 32 Bermondsey Rd., East York, ON, M4B 1Z5.

OSL’s phone and fax numbers will remain the sale.

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Solotech Names Normand Legault as CEO

Monday, April 20th, 2015

NormandLegaultSolotech’s board of directors has announced on behalf of all the company’s shareholders that Normand Legault will now be adding the responsibilities of chief executive officer (CEO) to his role of Chairman.

Solotech it is now switching into what it calls “amplified growth” mode with the aim of “increasing its momentum by becoming an industry consolidator in North America.”

Legault’s experience leading businesses, combined with the financial power of shareholders Claridge, Desjardins Entreprise-Capital Régional et Coopératif, Investissement Québec, and François Ménard, will permit Solotech to pursue its expansion via acquisitions while continuing to grow organically, according to the company.

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Philips Entertainment Names Isted Technical Sales as Mid-West Canadian Sales Rep

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Philips Entertainment has announced that Isted Technical Sales has been named as its new lighting rep for the Canadian Mid-West. With offices in Regina, Saskatoon, and Winnipeg, Isted Technical Sales will now be specifying the fixture, dimming, and controls product lines from Philips Strand Lighting and Philips Selecon.

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