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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REfficient Expands its AV Equipment Division

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

REfficientREfficient in Hamilton, ON has launched an expanded AV gear division, which includes more used commercial AV gear available for sale at deep discounts for bands, nonprofits, and more. The division also includes AV-specialized staff to handle questions.

REfficient sells refurbished, used, and surplus new telecom and AV products. The company provides quality equipment at affordable prices, such as set top boxes, modems and more, to Canadian and other telecom service providers. REfficient has grown to have customers in nine Canadian provinces, three Canadian territories and 11 other countries.

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New Store for Soloech Quebec

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Solotech has announced the opening of a new store in Quebec City. With the recent merger of Solotech Quebec Sales and Rentals divisions under the same roof, the company says new Solotech store now occupies the largest audiovisual equipment sales space in Quebec. The store sells a wide range of products in the fields of audio, lighting, DJ, acoustics, and studio, but now it also offers a Solotech Express Rental Counter for standard equipment rentals.

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Solotech Moves Into New Toronto Facility

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014
Solotech’s Ron Moriessette, Louis Racine & Jean-Louis Blanchard.

Solotech’s Ron Morissette, Louis Racine & Jean-Louis Blanchard.

Following its completed purchase of Midnight Hour Productions (MHP) in November, Solotech has officially moved into the MHP warehouse facility in Toronto. As previously reposted,  Midnite Hour’s founders, Marty Anderson and Louis Racine, as well as all of their employees will now be part of the larger Solotech team. The facility is located at 324 Horner Ave. in Toronto.

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ETC Hires New VP of Finance

Friday, December 19th, 2014

ETC Finance VP Jeff WelchETC (Electronic Theatre Controls) has named the new vice president of its Finance department: Jeffrey Welch. In this role, Welch will manage the financial strategy of the global company.

Welch holds a bachelor of business administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a master of business administration from DePaul University in Chicago, and passed the CPA exam in 1998. He began his career at the First National Bank of Chicago, in their Corporate Banking Group working with multinational companies. From there, he moved to what is now US Bank in Madison, where he served as vice president, managing their Commercial Banking team.

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Westbury National Announces Toronto Expansion & New Hires

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Westbury National has announced plans for a 20,000-sq.-ft. expansion and renovation of their existing Warden Avenue headquarters in Toronto. The additional space and upgrades will accommodate the development of the expanded Event and Show Services and Audiovisual Integration Divisions. Blueprints include new corporate offices and meeting rooms, state-of-the-art demonstration facilities, and an expansion of their warehouse capacity.

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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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