USA - Fulcrum Acoustic has announced the promotion of Todd Foster to vice president sales. Since 2013, Foster has spearheaded the development of the company's North American market. Under his leadership, Fulcrum Acoustic has experienced substantial growth of its domestic business and sales force.
“Todd’s strategic approach to sales has been instrumental in the expansion of Fulcrum’s footprint domestically,” explains Stephen Siegel, president of Fulcrum Acoustic. “As we look to expand our export business, it’s natural to move Todd into a position where he can bring that same approach to the global sales team.”
“The last 10 years have been an exciting time at Fulcrum,” says Foster. “I’ve enjoyed being a part of this growing company and supporting our North American market. I look forward to serving our international clients and expanding support fo

USA - Renkus-Heinz has further strengthened its sales and marketing team with the appointment of Dan Housel as applications engineer.
Housel has extensive music and professional audio experience, most recently working in pro audio sales at Group One Limited. Before that, Housel worked for Enko Systems, Inc. in AV design, engineering, installations, programming and sales.
“I’m excited to join Renkus-Heinz in the role of applications engineer. I’m confident that my years of experience in the music and pro audio space will be an asset to the technical support team,” Housel said. “I’m looking forward to helping our customers realize the best possible experiences and results with our products.”
As a member of the Renkus-Heinz technical support team, Housel will work closely with product manager Brandon Heinz.

UK - Shure has announced the appointment of Laurent Rault as its new senior sales director to lead the company’s retail business in Western Europe, one of the key markets supporting Shure’s growth.
Laurent Rault brings to Shure more than 25 years of experience in audio, with a focus in the consumer electronics industry. Rault has solid knowledge and a background in managing all facets of distribution across Europe, including distribution partnership management, direct account management, digital commerce, product marketing, and digital marketing.
“We are excited to welcome Laurent to the team,” said Abby Kaplan, vice president, global retail sales, at Shure. “He has achieved extraordinary results during his tenured career, and we are convinced his expertise and deep industry knowledge will lead the European team throughout a successful journey in the coming

Morocco - Terry Di Isernia will take on a new role in the Robe France subsidiary, co-ordinating customer and commercial relations for the whole of French North Africa – Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia – in addition to continuing as a salesperson for southern France.
The move by Robe Lighting France is to develop and strengthen the brand’s business, opportunities, and presence in North Africa generally, and specifically in these important French-speaking countries, recognising the potential of the region.
Terry has been working as a part of the Robe Lighting France team since 2019. The new role is an integration of what he’s already been doing across southern France and will offer great continuity for these dynamic countries, all with their own style, culture and unique environments.
The scope of Terry’s work will include discussing and pitching for new and

Europe - Absen has welcomed to its team Geoffrey De Schepper Bruggeman as business development manager for Benelux and Will Miles as pre-sales engineer for UK and Europe.
Specialising in AV and LED, Geoffrey worked for Novid NV, an AV and IT rental company in Belgium. Through his experience, he has developed a refined understanding for the demands within the market, opened up new opportunities, and established strong relationships with a number of diverse partners, whilst also delivering large-scale AV projects.
The second addition to Absen’s European sales team is Will Miles, appointed as pre-sales engineer. For this newly created role, Will’s 10 years of project management and coordination experience within the digital and LED markets has given him a strong track record in delivering technically demanding projects. Most recently, Will was the consultant project

UK - VDC Trading has announced the appointment of Jason Shaw as UK sales manager.
Brought on board to help drive the company’s growth post-COVID, Jason is responsible for developing go-to-market and sales strategies, creating new business opportunities and providing greater support for existing clients in the UK. Jason has worked in sales and business development roles for almost 20 years and has extensive experience in the telecoms and property sectors.
Jason comments: “I’m delighted to be joining VDC at such a pivotal stage in the business’ development. I am confident that I can support its continued growth, in line with the expansion plans, to develop the business and its propositions that will benefit our customers.”
Niall Holden, founder and CEO of VDC Trading adds, “We’ve been looking for an effective and experienced sales manager and his ext

USA - QSC has announced that Ray Tantzen has joined the organisation as director of product management. Tantzen has over 20 years of experience in pro audio product management with top brands including PreSonus Audio Electronics, Avid and Loud Technologies.
“It’s very exciting to have Ray join our QSC team,” says David Fuller, vice president product development, QSC Pro Audio. “Ray brings a tremendous amount of knowledge and expertise in developing and advancing digital mixer technology and he will be a valuable asset as we continue to innovate across our most coveted portfolio.”
“QSC is a strong and successful brand with a long heritage of developing solutions that deliver complex technologies to customers in a simple way,” says Tantzen. “I am thrilled to be part of this customer-first organization and look forward to guiding product strategy alongside

USA - Crestron Electronics has announced the promotion of John Clancy to the position of chief sales officer, effective immediately. In this newly created role, John will lead and unify the global Crestron sales organisation to drive market growth and enhance customer satisfaction. Reporting directly to Crestron CEO & president Dan Feldstein, John will continue to be based at Crestron’s global headquarters in Rockleigh, NJ.
"We are thrilled to announce John's promotion to chief sales officer," said Dan Feldstein, CEO & president of Crestron Electronics. "His leadership has been instrumental in driving growth and integration across our global residential sales teams, and we are confident that he will bring the same energy and expertise to this new role. John's experience in the industry, coupled with his strategic vision will strengthen Crestron’s market position

The Netherlands - Kramer has announced the appointment of Peter Baxter as senior vice president (SVP) of its Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region.
Pete is a 32-year veteran of the technology industry with tenure in the reseller, system integrator, and vendor worlds. He is a go-to-market expert, designing and leading organisations that focus on customer engagement, customer outcomes, and growth
Most recently, Pete led the EMEA video conferencing business for Logitech, creating a world-class enterprise organisation to maximize a highly competitive yet growing category. Prior to Logitech, he held global leadership positions at Yellowfin BI, Avast, and AVG.
Pete will be based in Kramer’s new regional headquarters in Amstelveen, Netherlands, where the company is building its centre of gravity for EMEA.
Gilad Yron, CEO of Kramer, says: “The appoint

UK - Loudspeaker manufacturer Funktion-One has welcomed Andrew Low as its new director of business development. Low joins the company from Solotech UK, having previously worked with Shure, HHB Communications and Audio Pro International.
With over 15 years in the pro audio industry behind him, Low brings experience and expertise in both business development and marketing. He will initially work alongside Bill Woods, who is set to retire in June after 11 years with the company.
Commenting on the appointment, Funktion-One’s Ann Andrews said: “We’re delighted that Andrew is joining the Funktion-One team as director of business development. We’ve known him since his Audio Media International days and have always kept in touch. He gets us - our ethos and approach – and really appreciates the impact great sound can have. In addition to his professional ski

Italy - K-array has announced the promotion of Michele Rossi to area sales manager for the EMEA region. Rossi joined the company in 2016 working in the production and assembly department, before taking up the role of service manager.
“As service manager, Michele played a crucial role in ensuring K-array's products were delivered and serviced to the highest standards,” says Alex Tatini, sales & marketing president at K-array. “His extensive technical knowledge and ability to build lasting relationships with customers has made him a valued member of the K-array team, and we look forward to seeing where this new role will take Michele and the K-array group.”
In his new role, Rossi will be responsible for overseeing sales operations in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. He will work closely with K-array's existing network of distributors and resellers across

Canada - Adamson has completed its strategic management initiative with key new hires and the return of Brock Adamson as CEO.
Through challenging times in the pro audio industry, Adamson grew, invested in its manufacturing facilities and acquired audio technology firms BeSpline and Brain Modular. Those initiatives were paired with plans to strengthen the management team to offer best-in-class service, operations and brand awareness. Five new positions were created in preparation for Brock Adamson’s return as CEO.
“I’ve lived and breathed Adamson from the very early days, to our most recent factory expansion in Port Perry, even as I brought in Marc Bertrand to focus on strengthening our sales infrastructure. Returning as CEO is energising and exciting. In 2022, we asked ourselves: ‘what is the ideal management team to fuel our continued growth?’ We’ve create

UK - Peerless-AV has announced the appointment of Jarrod Etherington as regional sales manager for the North of England, Scotland, and Ireland. With his strong sales background, Jarrod will be responsible for managing reseller relations in his region, growing his account base, introducing new products into vertical markets, and supporting customers with account reviews, marketing tools, training, and events.
Jarrod comes from a family of sales professionals, starting off his career in telecoms supporting field sales representatives before moving into the managed print services industry within a global company as regional account manager. After the pandemic, he joined a Bolton based business as sales manager, providing managed print services, workplace and audio-visual solutions into the education sector.
Keith Dutch, managing director – EMEA, Peerless-AV commented:

Europe - Jonathan Dyson, an electronics engineer and experienced sales professional has joined Absen to head up virtual production in Europe.
This new position is designed to build on the momentum the company has generated in the VP sector in the last six months through its new product development and collaborative solution approach.
Dyson brings technical and sales experience to the role having most recently served as technical sales and relationship manager for iMag Displays, a high-end video production and rentals service company. The role involved project management, client liaison and technical responsibilities, as well as new business development in related verticals that include film, television, streaming services and esports. At Multiplay Events (part of Game PLC) set up and ran the IT/AV rental division with responsibility for management, training, new produc

USA - Ushio Inc., parent company to Christie, has announced the appointment of Koji Naito as the new chairman and CEO of Christie Digital Systems, globally.
Koji currently holds the position of president and chief executive officer for Japan’s Ushio Inc., and will, effective 1 April, oversee both companies. Koji succeeds Hideaki Onishi, who will transition into a new role as Christie’s president and chief operating officer. In addition, Atsushi Kuroda, formerly of Sharp NEC Display Solutions, and currently senior director of Christie’s Strategy Office, has been appointed Christie’s chief technology officer and chief strategy officer, succeeding Zoran Veselic, president and CTO.
“Constant innovation and deep core values, while making a difference in the communities we serve, are paramount to Ushio’s vision to a sustainable future for everyone,” says Koji N

Italy - Bringing with him knowledge accumulated over more than 30 years in the industry, Fabio Deambrogio has joined ADJ Europe in the role of business development manager for the Italian market. Working alongside ADJ's existing sales representatives in Italy, Fabio will focus on expanding the company's market penetration in the country's rental and production sectors.
Having worked as a sound engineer and lighting production manager, most recently for the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest in Turin, Fabio has first-hand experience of the production/rental business. He also has an extensive background in manufacturer sales, with a rich network of contacts built up across significant stints working for a number of major players in the professional audio and lighting industry.
“I am very pleased and honoured,” declares Fabio “that ADJ Group has chosen me to collaborate o

Canada - Martin Tremblay, president and CEO of Solotech, has announced the appointment of Martin Carrier as president of the live productions division in Canada.
“I’m pleased to welcome an exceptional leader who will play a key role on our management team thanks to his extensive experience in the entertainment industry. Martin Carrier is a visionary who, along with his team, will drive the live productions business in Canada within a large-scale market,” said Tremblay.
Martin Carrier has over 25 years’ experience in senior management roles in a variety of industries, including video games, television and film production, and technology. He joins Solotech from MELS Studios & Postproduction, where he served as president. Previously, he held executive positions at companies such as Frima Studio, Warner Bros. Games and Ubisoft.
“I’m honoured to join a

USA - ADJ has expanded its sales team in the United States with the appointment of Luis Fermin as technical sales support. Bringing to the role ‘a wealth of knowledge and experience’, Luis will strengthen the existing team, providing valuable technical support to customers both before and after orders are placed.
Luis has already spent seven years working for ADJ, in the company’s Customer Service Department, where he has developed an extensive understanding of the ADJ product line. His main focus in this new role will be ADJ’s DMX software and hardware controller lines.
“ADJ is a great company to work for, and I have learned so much over the past seven years,” comments Luis. “I am very excited to share the knowledge that I have acquired in the ADJ Service department with our sales team, and I am sure that it will be a great asset to implement in this n

Germany - Film technology company ARRI is elevating ARRI Solutions to become its own business unit and has established two new senior management positions.
The business unit is led by Kevin Schwutke, who focuses on the strategic and commercial direction, and David Bermbach, who is responsible for the technological backbone.
ARRI Solutions designs, engineers, builds, and operates pioneering virtual production environments of all sizes, along with delivering integrated systems and cutting-edge workflows for corporations, broadcasters, and studios. With experience of leading major studio projects from consultancy through to configuration and turnkey installation, ARRI Solutions offers customers a full end-to-end service with the promise of ARRI brand quality.
Dr. Matthias Erb, chairman of the executive board at ARRI, comments: “We are seeing great demand from our

UK - Four young industry pros have joined the team at Crosstown Concerts to ‘bring fresh vision and extend the independent promoters’ network of artists and live shows’.
Crosstown director Conal Dodds has 32 years of experience promoting live music, forming Crosstown Concerts in 2016 with fellow Director Paul Hutton. He comments, “Promoting live music has never been more vibrant, as we rise from the turmoil of the pandemic to shape a new landscape. I was keen to introduce new voices into Crosstown that face the future.
“This new breed of promoters each bring their own passion, individual ideas and ambitions that will bring progression to our business, the artists and fans. Paul Hutton is stepping back from front line promoting from the end of March to take up an advisory consultancy role, so our new team is the way forward for Crosstown. We celebrated our sev

UK - Headstock Group has announced the recruitment of Vincenzo Borrelli as business development manager for its HH brand. Vincenzo takes responsibility for the expansion of the distributor base for HH products across Europe, along with the ongoing development of domestic sales to the UK network.
James Laney, CEO for Headstock Group, comments: “We are very excited to have Vince working with us. His experience, knowledge and skill will certainly be a big asset to the growth of HH.”
Vincenzo adds: “I am really looking forward to the exciting challenge of increasing the HH profile and developing the distributor network across the regions.”
Ian Wright, director of international sales, says, “HH sales have continued to develop rapidly around the world over the past year. During the pandemic we took the chance to develop many new HH products and as things hav

UK - Event crewing specialist Showforce has announced that Becky Meers has been promoted to the role of head of operations UK & Europe. Becky will oversee the account management, crew management and operations functions for Showforce’s UK and European business.
Having joined Showforce’s Liverpool office in 2010 as an account handler, over the last few years, she has ran point on some of Showforce’s largest accounts and projects including Creamfields North and South, Cannes Lions, Glastonbury, Platinum Jubilee and The 150th Open.
The announcement follows the news that the company’s Liverpool office has been expanded as so many international events head to the city this year. The Showforce team is readying itself for a busy period as Eurovision fever grows and the build for the 151st Open beginning. Showforce’s Liverpool office has built an excellent reput

USA - Fulcrum Acoustic has welcomed acoustical engineer John Geraghty to their engineering team. Geraghty will work on designing loudspeakers and audio technology.
“I’m excited to join the team at Fulcrum Acoustic”, says Geraghty. “The brand is well-respected in the industry and has a reputation for interesting technologies and customer-driven design. I look forward to learning and growing my skillset here.”
Geraghty’s experience in the audio industry spans a wide range of applications including acoustical consulting, audio production, and product and system design. “John’s diverse industry experience will be an asset to our solutions-focused design team,” says David Gunness, vice president of engineering. “His real-world knowledge will assist us in innovating products to address our customers’ unique audio challenges.”

UK - Event, catering and brand logistics specialist Global Infusion Group has appointed Tim Young as its new managing director. Young brings of experience at both PLC and SME level to the role.
Prior to joining Global Infusion Group, Young was managing director of AMP Air Conditioning, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Panasonic Corporation, leading business operations and financial management. This followed a five-year stint as finance and commercial director with event supplier Thorns Group.
Commenting on his appointment, Young says: “I’m honoured to join the Global Infusion Group and working alongside such a great team. This is such an exciting time for the business, our catering division has just completed a record year of business with several high-profile events, tours and major global games successfully delivered in 2021/22. Whilst the logistics arm is makin

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