Ross Video Appoints Patrick Twomey as Marketing Product Manager

Monday, December 8th, 2014

TwomeyRoss Video has announced that Patrick Twomey will join the XPression graphics team as Marketing Product Manager – Technical. Twomey has been with Ross since June of 2014 as Workflow Solutions Manager for their new Streamline Media Asset/Order Management System.

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Solotech Acquires Midnite Hour Productions

Monday, December 1st, 2014

Solotech has acquired Toronto-based company Midnite Hour Productions.

According to François Ménard, CEO of Solotech, this strategic move will allow Solotech to consolidate its position in the Greater Toronto market in addition to joining a team of experts in tailor-made solutions for lighting, video, rigging, and decor for stage, film, and corporate events. Midnite Hour’s founders, Marty Anderson and Louis Racine, and their employees will now be part of the larger Solotech team.

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Theatrixx Appoints Randy Segeren as Ontario Sales Rep

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

Randy SegerenJacques Tessier, President of Theatrixx Technologies, has announced the appointment of Randy Segeren as the company’s new Ontario sales representative and director.

“We are very proud to welcome Randy to our team and at the helm of Canada’s largest market. Randy’s dedication to customer service, understanding of customer’s needs and experience in the LED ­field will be a perfect match for our ever-growing team of reputable industry specialists,” says Tessier.

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Alexandre Lefrançois joins Show Distribution as Technical Director, Hoists and Automation

Monday, October 27th, 2014
Alexandre Lefrançois

Alexandre Lefrançois

Show Distribution Corporation has announced the nomination of Alexandre Lefrançois as Technical Director, Hoists and Automation. His main responsibilities will focus on the set-up of procedures and follow-up for the certification of chain hoists.

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James Thomas Engineering joins TOMCAT in Milos Group

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

JTEJames Thomas Engineering has joined the Milos Group of companies under the TOMCAT banner.  James Thomas Engineering has been one of the leading manufacturers of aluminum trussing, rigging and ground support to North American and international clients since 1977.  Its General Purpose, Supertruss and HD truss systems are used throughout the industry for professional outdoor concert, theatre, and corporate venue productions.

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Show Distribution Corporation Acquires Niscon Inc.

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

16 ShowNisconShow Distribution Corporation has announced the purchase of all capital stock of Niscon Inc. of Mississauga, ON, a company specializing in the design, engineering and implementation of motion control systems. Niscon will continue to operate as an independent company from its current production and administrative head office. Its products will be integrated into Show Distribution’s rigging portfolio and will allow the company to offer turnkey solutions to live event professionals and particularly to the touring industry as well as for permanent installations.

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Kinesys Opens New USA Operation and HQ

Friday, September 12th, 2014
Kinesys CEO Dave Weatherhead (left) & David Martin.

Kinesys CEO Dave Weatherhead (left) & David Martin.

U.K. motion control specialist Kinesys is opening a new operation – Kinesys USA Inc. headquartered in Atlanta, GA and headed up by industry veteran David Martin. The move is part of the company’s planned medium term expansion strategy to optimize sales, technical support, and after-sales service for all Kinesys’ existing and potential owners and users.

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Christie Acquires Arsenal Media

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

christie_digital_logoChristie has acquired Montreal-based Arsenal Media Inc., a digital signage agency specializing in experiential installations, interactive content, and strategic digital signage installations. Arsenal Media will become Christie Creative Media Services, operating within Christie’s Global Professional Services group.

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Scapin Staging Acquires Show Distribution

Monday, January 20th, 2014
(L-R) Robert Bob Bélanger, Senior Account Manager, client services, Show Distribution and Marc Desrochers, President, Scapin Staging Inc.

(L-R) Robert Bob Bélanger, Senior Account Manager, client services, Show Distribution and Marc Desrochers, President, Scapin Staging Inc.

Scapin Staging has announced the acquisition of Show Distribution, a company that also specializes in the sale and rental of staging equipment and electric hoists. According to the company, this will allow Scapin Staging to reach new markets and to better serve its clients with the addition of new products.

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Solotech Announces New Strategic Shareholders

Monday, October 28th, 2013

SOLOTECH_PROD_Logo_RVBFrançois Ménard, president and shareholder of Solotech, has announced three new strategic financial partners for the company: Claridge, Capital régional et coopératif Desjardins, and Investissement Québec. These changes are part of a reorganization of the company’s share ownership that also includes the departure of some major shareholders, namely one Quebec-based institutional investor and Denis Lefrançois, co-president and one of the main architects of Solotech from its beginnings in 1977.

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