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 www.musictherapytrust.ca.

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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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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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