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Management changes at d&b audiotechnik in US

Friday, 21 July 2017

USA - Colin Beveridge, CEO of d&b Corporation since its inception in the mid-1990s has transferred his responsibilities for d&b audiotechnik in the Americas to the next generation as part of a planned retirement. Following the transition Beveridge will remain on board as senior strategic advisor for the management team in the Americas and company headquarters in Backnang, Germany.
William Cornell has succeeded as territory manager for the Americas and president and CEO of d&b audiotechnik US Group, effective 10 July 2017. “I will support William in a direct role until February 2018 to ensure a smooth transition,” says Beveridge. “Like our audio systems, the essential character and performance of d&b will remain consistent. But it will be rejuvenated by the energy I know William will bring to his new role. What is important now is to concentrate on ensuring a smooth transition; then to focus on the future endeavors of d&b in my new role.”
Cornell, who has been with d&b for 13 years, was previously responsible for sales and technical services in the USA. In his new role he will report to chief sales officer, Stephan Greiner, based in Backnang.
Also effective from 10 July, Jan Scheffels has moved into the newly created post of chief operating officer of d&b audiotechnik in the Americas. In his new role Scheffels takes responsibility for customer service, finance/controlling, human resources, IT, legal and buildings. He will be based in Asheville, North Carolina, reporting to Cornell and has already relocated from G


Bandit Lite appoints equipment coordinator

Thursday, 20 July 2017

USA - Bandit Lites has appointed Justin Wilk as equipment coordinator, heading up the planning, direction and coordination of Bandit’s extensive inventory. “I am responsible for finding solutions for complicated and complex production issues,” Wilk said. “By supporting the inventory control manager, I’ll ensure that all parties have the information they need about the location of equipment.”
Following his studies in Recording Arts and Show Production and Touring at Full Sail University, Wilk began working with artists in the studio and then on the road, touring extensively as a stage manager and guitar technician, where his time on the road gave him a love and appreciation for the lighting and visual production side of the entertainment business.
“Justin is a great addition to Bandit’s team,” said Bandit Lites general manager, Mark Steinwachs. “Just like being on tour, here at Bandit we have multiple departments that all have to work together to get shows out the door. With his touring experience as a stage manager, Justin is able to see a bigger picture with gear and how it needs to flow to make each show happen.”
(Jim Evans)


Robert Young rejoins Theatre Projects

Thursday, 20 July 2017

USA - Theatre Projects has announced that industry veteran Robert Young is rejoining the company after eight years away. Robert has over 25 years of experience as a designer and theatre consultant, and he’ll be returning to help the design team create dynamic, versatile, and engaging performance spaces across the globe.
Robert began his career in theatre consulting with Theatre Projects in 1999 and spent the next decade designing and specifying theatre systems and managing the technical production department. His work contributed to the creation of more than 150 projects - including many award-winning and acclaimed performance spaces. During this time, Robert established a reputation for taking a hands-on approach to designing innovative, flexible theatre equipment systems utilizing the latest theatre technology.
In 2009, Robert joined the Acoustics, Audiovisual, and Theatre Consulting practice within Arup, leading the firm’s West Coast operations for Theatre Consulting. He established himself not only as an inventive designer, but also as a talented project manager capable of delivering large-scale projects efficiently.
“I look forward to bringing my knowledge and skill set back to Theatre Projects,” Robert said. “I’ve gained a global perspective, a wealth of leadership experience, and created some remarkable performance spaces along the way. I’m thrilled to come back and join a team solely focused on delivering the best venues for their clients - Theatre Projects.”
(Jim Evans)


J&C Joel strengthens projects department

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

UK Manufacturer of flame retardant fabrics, drapery and stage engineering solutions, J&C Joel, has announced a new structure for its projects department.
Ben Richardson-Owen, previously Middle East project manager, has been promoted to head of projects (International) alongside Fraser Davidson, previously UK and Europe project manager, who has now stepped into the role as head of projects (UK and Europe).
Ben has worked for the company for six years and worked in the company’s Dubai office for five years, returning to the UK office last year.
Fraser has worked for the company for 17 years, starting out as an apprentice installing J&C Joel products all over the world - alongside J&C Joel’s CEO James Wheelwright - before eventually moving into the coordination and management side of Project delivery.
Matt Corbett, operations director, said: “We’re extremely pleased to be able to promote both Ben and Fraser. They bring a wealth of experience to their roles and have been key assets to the J&C Joel Projects team for a long time.”
The changes also see Alan Carradus join the J&C Joel team as a project estimator. Alan started in the industry in 1987 and brings a wealth of industry experience from theatre, production and live events. His impressive background includes project management in the West End, production management and technical management.
Martin Radmall has also joined the business as UK project manager. Martin has more than 28 years’ experience in the industry and comes with a strong background


Jerad Garza joins Ayrton’s growing sales team

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Europe - Ayrton has announced the appointment of Jerad Garza as the latest member of its growing International sales team.
Originating from Texas, Garza entered the industry as show technician with Gemini LSV in Dallas where he spent 17 years learning all aspects of show production, before progressing to the position of sales director and project manager. Roles in European & international sales followed, firstly with Solaris and, most recently, with High End Systems.
Based in South Germany, Garza’s role will be to focus on supporting Ayrton’s existing international clients, in addition to establishing and growing new ones, and will have additional responsibility for selling demo and excess stock worldwide.
“Now is an exciting time to join the Ayrton team, and I cannot wait to meet our partners and contribute to their growth and success,” he says. “Ayrton is a brand with a great reputation and I am looking forward to playing my part in upholding that.”
“Jerad has a great understanding of the needs of the international market, an exceptional technical knowledge, and a great affinity with the tenets at the heart of Ayrton,” says Ayrton global sales director, Michael Althaus. “The energy and enthusiasm he brings to Ayrton and his determination to ensure our customers receive the best service, means he will be a great addition to the Ayrton team. We are looking forward to having him on board.”
(Jim Evans)


David Stewart Joins GLP as UK sales manager

Monday, 17 July 2017

Europe - GLP has continued to strengthen its UK operation, with the announcement that the experienced David Stewart has been recruited as sales manager.
An industry veteran with nearly 30 years’ service, he spent the previous decade with Martin Professional, where he built up a powerful network of key specifiers, lighting designers and rental companies. Starting his career as a Vari-Lite operator, after working freelance for 10 years he then enjoyed stints with Stage Electrics, Fusion and Spirit Design before joining Martin Professional.
Finding himself ready for a change, he said that GLP had been an obvious move. “The brand is very well known and they were at the forefront of LED moving head technology with their impression series.”
“Aside from their excellent reputation and branding I liked the idea of working for an independent company where I can make a difference and have a more hands-on approach to developing the next technology.”
(Jim Evans)


Martin Audio appoints product support engineer

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

UK - To support the growing resurgence in sales and general momentum, Martin Audio has added to its Product Support Group with the recruitment of Simon Purse.
Purse has a Bachelor of Arts in Music Production, a distinction in Live Sound Foundation Degree, and is also a keen guitar player.
Dan Orton, head of Product Support Group, commented, “This appointment reflects the growth of the company and the demand on system design for projects. The now five-strong team is set up to be adaptable, in order to support customers anywhere in the world, rather than being region specific. This allows us to better balance different application demands coming from different regions at different times of the year. With the launch of all the new products, the timing couldn’t be better.”
Purse responded, “Martin Audio not only has a fantastic reputation and product portfolio but is also at the forefront of current professional loudspeaker development and technology. I’m delighted to join the team, to learn and to grow, and to start getting my teeth into the variety of global projects Martin Audio is now dealing with. There are exciting times ahead for sure.”
(Jim Evans)


Green Hippo strengthens global training team

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

UK - Green Hippo has announced a key addition to its training team, further bolstering its ability to provide invaluable guidance to Green Hippo users across the globe. Annalisa Terranova joins as senior training manager and will provide training at Green Hippo’s London HQ, as well as taking sessions, including ‘HippoSchool’ Hippotizer training meets, across the rest of the world.
Annalisa comes equipped to deliver immediately effective Green Hippo sessions, bringing extensive experience of the media server technology, including projection-mapping projects. She has most recently worked with M.I.A. on the singer-rapper’s world tour. Annalisa programmed and operated a Hippotizer Media Server the live show using a timeline and timecode.
Terranova will be teaching the below Basic and Advanced sessions: HippoNet, HippoLauncher, Configuration, Output manager, Media manager, Mixes/Mix master, Viewports, Custom Layouts, DMX2, and Visualiser, Timeline, Multicontroller, Videomapper, Pixelmapper, ScreenWarp, HippoSnapper, Pinbridge, & Shape.
Educated at the Academy of Fine Arts of Palermo, where she obtained a degree in Stage Design, Annalisa also possesses a Masters Degree in Performance Design and Practice from UAL’s Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design. Since graduating she has worked all over the world, including time spent back a Central Saint Martins as a guest lecturer.
Commenting on her appointment, Ms. Terranova said: “It’s so exciting to join the Green Hippo team as Senior Training Manager. I really look forward to


Shure Distribution UK Systems Group expands

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

UK - The Systems Group at Shure Distribution UK is expanding with the addition of Andrew Francis as senior applications engineer and Richard Knott as project manager.
The new employees have been taken on in response to the growing demand for Shure conferencing audio technology following the launch of products such as the Microflex Advance networked mic array and in advance of the launch of the forthcoming IntelliMix P300 Audio Conferencing Processor.
Andrew Francis has a decade of AV experience covering both installed systems and live events. During this time he has worked with politicians and business leaders, as well as other high-profile public figures such as His Holiness The Pope, while producing conferences, awards events and gala dinners. On the installation side he spent three years as a technical manager designing and commissioning AV systems for large corporate installations, specialising in multipurpose flexible meeting rooms.
In his new role, Andrew is a product specialist for Shure’s Microflex Advance, Microflex Wireless, QLX-D, ULX-D and Axient Digital platforms. He will also offer technical support in the pre-sales and commissioning phases of larger projects, and will take an active role in industry education through Shure Audio Institute events.
Richard Knott also comes from an AV background with a focus on installed sound, having carried out roles at manufacturer and distributor level. Prior to joining Shure he was business development manager at White Light, managing AV system design and project sales across a range of mar


Simon Mighall joins Flare Audio

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

UK - The long-standing former financial controller at the Bose Corporation, Simon Mighall, has joined Flare Audio as chief financial officer (CFO). Mighall’s role will include putting in place financial systems enabling Flare to “grow seamlessly and realise its potential as a rival of any of the world’s major audio brands”, supplying high end consumer and professional audio products globally.
“Prior to joining Flare, Simon Mighall spent 20 years at the UK subsidiary of Bose Corporation, whose turnover in this country went from less than £3m to over £100m during his tenure,” says Flare founder and CEO Davies Roberts. “Simon’s deep functional expertise, ownership, tenacity and entrepreneurial spirit position him well for life at Flare.”
“Flare Audio exudes excitement and enthusiasm,” says Mighall. “When I met Davies and the other directors, I caught the bug. This company is destined for great things and I have an amazing opportunity joining Flare at such an early stage.
“When I joined Bose, it was similar in turnover to Flare’s today. Having been through a steep growth path with a company before, I understand the challenges Flare will face. Everything we put in place today has to be scalable for the future because that turnover is only going in one direction, upward.”
John Banerjee, chairman of Flare Audio says: “Simon will be instrumental in driving the commercialisation of Flare’s considerable body of intellectual property via new and exciting products in both consumer and pro-audio markets, in alignment w


Ashley Pickles joins Theatreplan consultancy team

Monday, 10 July 2017

UK - International theatre consultancy Theatreplan continues to strengthen its consultancy team with the recent appointment of Ashley Pickles.
A seasoned theatre professional, Pickles comes to Theatreplan after 15 years at the Barbican Theatre in London where he oversaw the flying of international touring productions and project- managed large-scale capital works within the Grade II listed building. Amongst his most notable achievements was managing the replacement of the power flying system, grid and galleries, in addition to numerous other projects aimed at improving and upgrading the venue’s infrastructure.
In 2013, he was invited to oversee the build and building management of The Drowned Man, a co-production between Punchdrunk and the National Theatre set over four storeys in a disused GPO sorting office, a production which ran for two years.
“Ashley is someone we’ve known for a while through his sterling work at the Barbican, and we are delighted that he has decided to join us at Theatreplan,” said director, Dave Ludlam. “He brings a wealth of experience across medium and large-scale theatrical and artistic performance venues and productions both here and abroad, making him an ideal fit for the wide range of projects currently on our books. He’ll be a great asset to the consultancy team.”
“I’m very happy to have joined the team at Theatreplan. I’ve had the pleasure of working with them on several occasions whilst Technical Manager at the Barbican Theatre,” confirmed Pickles. “I was always impressed with the


Adam Hall strengthens business division

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Germany - In the course of the successful repositioning of the company, the Adam Hall Group is developing its global business development division.
From 1 July, Bodo Falkenried’s team will be augmented by Alessio Foti, who has several years’ experience as brand manager for leading companies in the pro-audio sector, where his principal responsibilities included business development, product management and sales in Asia, the USA and Europe.
Falkenried, head of global business development, comments: “As a fast-growing, innovative company with an international orientation, Alessio will provide urgent support in meeting the demanding requirements for strategic and operative business development. His excellent knowledge and experience in international markets and the development of brands and their specific legal aspects will play an important role in consolidating our further expansion.”
“The Adam Hall Group, with its history of more than 40 years, its wide range of products, services and its increasing significance in the international market for modern event and building technology, offers me the perfect arena in which to successfully implement my experiences and skills, in an environment in which I have been working for many years”, added the 40-year old Italian, who will be based at the headquarters of the Adam Hall Group in Hessen at Neu-Anspach, near Frankfurt.
Markus Jahnel, managing partner of the Adam Hall Group, adds: “We are growing steadily and are becoming increasingly international. The development of new business ar


Source Distribution adds area sales manager

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

UK - Source Distribution has announced the recruitment of Michael Clapham as area sales manager for the Midlands. Michael brings to Source over 25 years’ experience in the music industry that includes successful tenures as a senior regional manager at Yamaha Music Europe (UK), and as a sales manager for Marshall Amplification.
In a newly-created position, Michael will assume responsibility for supporting and growing Source’s key accounts in the Midlands region, building on his excellent long-term working relationships with dealers in the area. Michael combines decades of management and retail experience with a lifelong passion for music and music technology. An accomplished guitarist and singer, Michael also co-owned and managed a busy commercial recording studio in Birmingham for many years, and maintains a broad and ever-expanding vinyl collection.
Darren Power, Source director of sales and marketing commented: “We are incredibly pleased to have Michael joining us at Source, and are confident in the senior level skill set Michael brings with him. Importantly, we are giving a clear indication to the marketplace of our continued investment in resources and support to our dealer network.”
(Jim Evans)


Two new members for the ISE board

Thursday, 29 June 2017

The Netherlands - Integrated Systems Events, the producers of the Integrated Systems Europe trade exhibition, has announced that Stefanie Corinth, senior VP marketing and business development NEC Display Solutions Europe and Piet Candeel, Senior VP EMEA, Barco, have joined the ISE Board of Directors as of 1 July 2017.
They will replace outgoing ISE board members Wolfgang Lenz from Comm-Tech and Ollie French from Future Automation.
Mike Blackman, managing director of Integrated Systems Events commented: “I’d like to welcome our new members and at the same time thank the outgoing ones. It’s vital that the ISE board regularly welcomes new members from our extensive exhibitor base so that we are exposed to fresh ideas and experiences.
“Stefanie and Piet will bring valuable market intelligence and insight on the sectors in which they operate. Additionally, they will offer first-hand feedback on how ISE as a trade show works as a vehicle for their products, services and customers.”
(Jim Evans)


AVID Labs grows engineering team

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

USA - AVID Labs has announced the appointments of Ryan Hall and Robert Kartman as mechanical engineers. In their roles, Hall and Kartman apply their expertise in the engineering process to design and develop new products.
Hall worked as principal engineer for Harris Corp, Space and Intelligence Systems in his last position, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Purdue University. “I enjoy the process of coming up with new concepts and workarounds,” stated Hall, “and the people I work with at AVID.”
Before joining AVID Labs, Kartman worked as senior staff engineer for Harris Corp, Space and Intelligence Systems, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Valparaiso University. Kartman shared that he enjoys the fast-paced variety of working with AVID Lab customers and associates, and added, “It’s a great engineering sandbox.”
“It’s great to have Hall and Kartman on board. They both come with a ton of experience in product development and management. Since their background is putting stuff into orbit, they can certainly handle the projects we throw at them,” expressed Joel Nichols, president of AVID Labs.
(Jim Evans)


RealSound & Vision appoints sales manager

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

UK - RealSound & Vision Ltd, the Oxfordshire-based sound, stage lighting and AV system integrators who have achieved UK-wide success and recognition within the education sector, has announced the appointment of David Wilkins as their sales manager.
Wilkins is well known in the lighting industry with previous roles at Northern Light, Selecon and Strand. He now adds this experience to broaden the multidisciplinary skill set at RSV.
On joining, Wilkins commented that: “It will be an exciting opportunity to drive the Company forward”.
David Nibbs, managing director, added: “I am very pleased to have David on board as part of our team and I’m sure that he will be successful in significantly raising the RSV profile and our levels of successful business in Education and elsewhere.”
(Jim Evans)


PRG XL Video expands its music team

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

UK - PRG XL Video, the UK operation of Production Resource Group (PRG), has announced two new additions to its music team. Robert Watson and Michael George have both joined as account managers and bring a diverse range of talent and experience to PRG.
Michael George has joined the company from Blink TV where he specialised in filming and streaming of live events – a service PRG XL has already begun to offer with the live streaming of Stormzy’s recent sold-out Brixton Academy shows.
Stefaan Michels, director of music, PRG XL Video, comments: “It’s a pleasure to have Michael join the team. He’s great to work with. It is exciting to expand into the live streaming market and with Michael’s expertise and high standard of delivery, it’s sure to be a resounding success.”
Robert Watson brings more than a decade of experience in live production, working as project manager and crew chief on several high-profile music festivals, designing lighting for theatre and concerts, and most recently working as a project manager at Panalux Broadcast & Event.
Yvonne Donnelly Smith, director of music, PRG XL Video, adds: “I’m delighted to welcome Rob to the team. His in-depth technical knowledge and on-site experience of delivering shows is a great benefit to us.”
(Jim Evans)


Natural History Museum strengthens hire team

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

UK - Natural History Museum has strengthened its venue hire team with two new appointments, ahead of the Museum’s relaunch of its main event space Hintze Hall on 14 July.
Joining the team is Gavin Bevan who has recently been welcomed to the Museum as operations manager, bringing over a decade of hospitality and events experience including six years delivering conferences, private banqueting and match day hospitality at the Kia Oval. His responsibilities will be to ensure a smooth collaboration between clients, accredited suppliers and the museum, resulting in world-class event delivery.
Susie Williamson, will join Bevan as the second operations manager, bringing with her five years of events experience within the heritage industry, having worked with the National Trust and the Royal Geographical Society. Susie’s experience ranges from organising family-friendly events to holding high-profile, logistically complex events for the likes of BBC Newsnight, Vogue and AGA in listed buildings.
(Jim Evans)


Polar appoints business development manager

Friday, 16 June 2017

UK - Polar has announced the appointment of Dave Griffiths as business development manager for its MI/Consumer Division. With Polar's authorised dealership structure now firmly established, it has refreshed its sales operation by giving him responsibility for managing accounts across The Midlands, The North of England, Scotland and Ireland.
Dave is an experienced industry professional, who began his career as a studio engineer at multimedia specialists, The Music Factory, before progressing through the ranks first as a producer and then a production manager. Following this highly productive period, during which he became familiar with every aspect of music production and professional audio, Dave sought new challenges, working first for Yamaha's pro music division before joining Korg.
Tim Riley, director of brand development at Polar welcomes Dave Griffiths: "We've recently undertaken some significant changes in the operation of our MI/Consumer division and the timing of Dave's appointment couldn't have been better. He came highly recommended by several influential clients and it was immediately clear when we spoke, that his experience and broad skill-set dovetailed perfectly with our brands and plans.”
(Jim Evans)


Eric Lehman joins 7thSense Design

Friday, 9 June 2017

UK/USA - Leisure and entertainment technology consultant and designer, Eric Lehman, has joined media serving solutions company, 7thSense Design, as business development manager. With more than 30 years’ experience in the design and development of some of the world’s leading public attractions, Eric will be based in Orlando, Florida, working with customers in the immediate region and across North America.
Specialising in the technical design and specification of world-class audio visual installations, particularly those with high pixel density, large-format projection requirements, Eric’s career has seen him work with, and contribute to the commercial success of, respected companies including Electrosonic, Solid Control Inc., and Mad Systems, in addition to his own consultancy business Lehman A/V Consultants. His installation portfolio includes many high-profile attractions for major theme parks in the United States and Asia.
Ken Showler, experience director at 7thSense comments: “We’re incredibly excited to announce Eric as the new addition to the team. We’ve worked together on a number of projects in recent years and have long recognised the value of his close relationships with key industry players and of his extensive experience. He brings with him a solid understanding of engineering, product development and customer needs which will allow us to grow service and maintenance solutions for our leisure and entertainment client base in North America.”
(Jim Evans)


In memorium: Stephen Court

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

UK - Friends and colleagues have been paying tribute to loudspeaker designer and entrepreneur Stephen Court, one of the pro audio industry’s more colourful characters, who has died following a fall at his West Country home. A dedicated sound man, in a long career – he claimed to be “a few years younger than Mick Jagger” - he worked for the BBC and ITV and some of the biggest names in rock. And he had anecdotes to relate about them all – and the merits or otherwise of their sound systems.
In recent years, he was based at Tavistock Wharf in Devon which he and his wife Angela bought in 2006 and developed into the leading live music venue in the area. The sound system at The Wharf is, not surprisingly, designed and built by Court Acoustics, which was the vehicle for his various system designs for both studios and live applications. Just prior to his passing, he had been promoting his latest loudspeakers with presentations at leading studios including Real World – a West Country neighbour – and British Grove in London.
Alan Parsons worked with Stephen on a number of initiatives including the Sound Check CD sound analysis programme. “Sound Check was very much his idea,” says Parsons who is godfather to Stephen’s son James. “There was definitely a need for this product and he believed the live sound people needed it. He was always into low frequency energy – big bottom end as he termed it. That’s why he insisted on Yello’s The Race being included on the Sound Check CD.
“He was also the sound designer for the stage production o


Altman names international sales director

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

USA - In a move to expand their International sales division, Altman Lighting has announced the appointment of Jaime Friedstadt as their new international sales director. With a wealth of knowledge in both the architectural and entertainment lighting industries, Friedstadt will now manage the Altman Lighting sales channels in the Caribbean, Latin American, European, Middle Eastern and African markets.
“With the expansion of our product offerings and our growth in a worldwide market, we are very fortunate to have Jaime join us to reinforce our efforts and expand our market presence accordingly,” stated Julie Smith, Altman Lighting general manager.
Friedstadt has over 20 years of experience providing quality sales support and generating client relationships for a number of entertainment and architectural lighting manufacturers. Prior to joining Altman Lighting, Friedstadt worked with Chauvet Lighting, Philips Vari-Lite, Philips Strand Lighting and Hubbell Lighting.
“The global lighting markets are expanding exponentially with the introduction of many ground-breaking and energy-efficient lighting technologies,” said Friedstadt. “When reviewing both the current and upcoming solutions provided by Altman Lighting, I am confident we will be able to expand our multinational client relationships and further strengthen our position as a market leader.”
(Jim Evans)


JHS Pro-Audio team to handle all HK sales

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

UK - JHS has announced that HK Audio sales will now be handled exclusively by its Pro-Audio ASMs.
Previously both the JHS MI and Pro Audio ASMs were advising and selling HK Audio to the dealer network; now all HK Audio business will be conducted via the Pro-Audio team, Neville Raine & Matt Flavell.
JHS executive director of sales and marketing Alan Smith says: “The change has been made to provide all JHS HK Audio customers with a dedicated, highly technically trained and experienced ASM able to make recommendations on stocking and practical application advice, right through to technical site consultancy and large scale installation and concert system specification.
“The MI ASMs have always done a great job with HK Audio but have a huge number of brands to cover, and we believe the change will increase levels of customer service even further.”
(Jim Evans)


Dual leadership at AV Stumpfl

Friday, 26 May 2017

Austria - Fabian Stumpfl joins his brother Tobias Stumpfl in his new position as CEO at the Austrian AV technology manufacturer AV Stumpfl.
Prior to his new role in the family owned company, Fabian Stumpfl was responsible for HR and strategic planning.
AV Stumpfl CEO Tobias Stumpfl explains their work relationship: “We work really well as a team, not only when it comes to company business, but also when flying gliders, which is a passion we both share. During some of our glider trips we spend more than 12 hours together. Whether in the sky or in the office, in order to reach our goals we have to constantly take decisions and adjust our strategy to new developments. That kind of joint decision making only works when you can completely trust one another.”
Towards the end of 2016, AV Stumpfl founder Reinhold Stumpfl handed over the management of the family owned company to his eldest son Tobias. The Austrian company is an internationally successful AV technology manufacturer, with an export quota of more than 90%.
Fabian Stumpfl comments: “Together with our team, we will continue to push the boundaries of what is technologically possible. Growing our international distributor network is another high priority for us.”
(Jim Evans)


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