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nigel-sadler-sales-director-at-hiveSadler appointed Hive sales director
Tuesday, 9 January 2024

UK - Hive has announced the appointment of Nigel Sadler to the role of sales director. Sadler's background in the world of live entertainment and show business, along with his extensive career, positions him to drive Hive's vision of democratising the media engine market forward.
Sadler has dedicated more than two decades to the lighting and event industry. After working as a teacher at Mountview Theatre School and the BRIT School, Sadler began his industry career as a sales manager at M&M Lighting in 1992, before later taking on influential roles at ETC Europe and DHA. Throughout his career, Sadler has worked on high-profile projects including the Super Bowl, the Academy Awards and worldwide stadium tours of renowned bands and artists.
“Hive aspires to give storytellers, designers, architects and the wider creative industry the best tools possible to display their ideas, whilst providing a noticeable saving on physical space, energy consumption and capital investment,” explains Mark Calvert, co-founder at Hive. “Nigel’s appointment puts him in the driving seat for our own story to be told, giving our customers the confidence they deserve with a trusted industry legend at the helm of our sales department.”
In his role as sales director, Nigel Sadler is responsible for setting up worldwide distribution channels and routes to market for Hive's growing portfolio of media playback solutions.

lukasz-czajkowskiKramer expands senior leadership team
Tuesday, 9 January 2024

The Netherlands - Kramer has expanded its senior leadership team, with the appointment of experienced AV professional Lukasz Czajkowski as its new EMEA customer service director.
Based at Kramer’s EMEA HQ in Amstelveen, Netherlands, Lukasz brings considerable senior management experience to the Kramer team, having held top-level customer support, care and experience-focused positions at several leading global organizations, including IBM, Unisys, and Sonos, where he spent more than 15 years.
Reporting to Peter Baxter, senior vice president (SVP) for EMEA, Czajkowski will be responsible for refreshing and overseeing all of Kramer’s customer service operations, which are a key part of the company’s ongoing business transformation and ambitious growth strategy.
Lukasz is the latest high-profile addition to Kramer’s growing and evolving senior EMEA executive team, as the company continues its transformation to provide enhanced, previously unseen levels of localised, customer-centric support and offerings tailored to specific regions.
He joins Brooke Ellingworth (director of EMEA channel), Giancarlo Aletti and Davide De Letteriis (area sales managers, Italy), and Gerrit Lipgens (regional manager, DACH), who have all joined in recent weeks and are integral to the company’s ambitions to become the brand of choice in the global market within the next five years.
All the company's latest and best-selling solutions including its latest advances in AvoIP technology will be on show this year at ISE 2024 in Barcelona (3D300), where Lukas

ty-venezianoBandit Lites promotes Tyler Veneziano
Monday, 8 January 2024

USA - Bandit Lites has announced the promotion of Tyler Veneziano to client representative. With more than 13 years of experience on the road as one of the premiere Bandit team members, his skillset will bridge the gap of connecting clients’ visions to real, practical lighting applications.
“I look forward to creating strong relationships with new clients while emboldening current ones,” said Veneziano about his new position. “Bandit has never let me down. I’ve found an environment that I can professionally thrive in, and I couldn’t be on a better team.”
“I have never seen a person with a better personality and better suited to be a client rep,” elaborated Bandit Lites chair Michael T. Strickland. “Ty is a real people person, and he has a work ethic and dedication second to none. We all know Ty will succeed at a high level and his clients will love him.”

tiffani-bryantelationElation hires digital media specialist
Monday, 8 January 2024

USA - Elation has announced the hiring of Tiffani Bryant as the company’s digital marketing creative specialist, a new position designed to help drive visibility across online digital media platforms, as well as provide creative input across all of Elation’s marketing channels.
Tiffani brings with her seven years of experience as a digital marketing professional, having managed media and created digital content for top brands in the sports and entertainment industry including UFC, Team USA, ESPN and multiple professional boxing brands. She also worked as onsite creative manager for Team USA Shop at Athlete Week in Washington DC following the 2022 Winter Olympic Games.
“Elation is continuously evolving and innovating and I want to showcase that in the best way possible,” says Tiffani.
Eric Loader, global vice president for sales & marketing at Elation, adds: “Having Tiffani onboard marks an exciting chapter in our journey. She brings a dynamic perspective to our team and her wealth of experience, especially her work with renowned sports and entertainment brands, will help us to better engage with our audience.”

shure-logoShure expands European spectrum team
Friday, 5 January 2024

UK - Shure is expanding its spectrum & regulatory affairs capabilities. Led by Prakash Moorut, global head of spectrum & regulatory affairs at Shure, the team has added two additional experts in Europe. Based in France and London, respectively, they join Shure representatives in the U.S., Germany, China, and Dubai focusing on this important part of audio communications.
Guillaume Mascot joins Shure as senior manager, global regulatory policy, in Paris to support its presence in the French and international arenas where issues related to spectrum use and new cybersecurity and AI regulations are debated. With nearly 20 years of leadership experience in government and public affairs within multinational telecommunications companies, Guillaume Mascot will bring his expertise, network, and in-depth knowledge of the European and Asia-Pacific markets to the development of Shure's institutional strategy.
In the French market, Guillaume will be responsible for building sustainable strategic relationships with public decision-makers, regulators, and industry stakeholders. He will also be tasked with increasing Shure's visibility in preserving cultural frequencies alongside European associations and bodies, as well as expanding the company's sphere of influence in the Asia-Pacific and various Francophone regions around the world.
Martin Brock joins Shure as senior manager, global regulatory policy, in London to support spectrum issues in the UK, Europe and India, as well as cybersecurity and AI issues developments in the UK, U.S., and India. He joins

godfreyAtlasIED appoints EMEA sales director
Friday, 5 January 2024

USA - AtlasIED has announced the hiring of Simon Godfrey as director of sales for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA).
In a newly created role, Godfrey is responsible for sales of all AtlasIED product lines in the three regions, including loudspeakers, the AtlasIED Atmosphere audio processing and control system, the GLOBALCOM enterprise communications platform, and the AtlasIED IPX Series of audio and visual IP endpoints. Godfrey will report directly to Executive Vice President Matt Czyzewski.
"Simon is a sales pro with an impressive background in international sales and extensive relationships," said Czyzewski. "With a proven track record of creating and implementing successful customer success strategies, Simon will play a pivotal role in elevating our sales efforts and driving sustained growth in the region."
"It's an honour to join a forward-thinking organization like AtlasIED that values innovation and customer-centric solutions," said Godfrey. "I look forward to contributing my skills to drive sales initiatives, develop and grow client relationships, and be a part of the continued success and growth of the company."

astera-peopleAstera strengthens product management
Friday, 5 January 2024

Germany - Astera has announced the establishment of a new product management department as part of its ‘ongoing commitment to enhancing product development and customer satisfaction’.
Simon Canins, newly appointed CTO of Astera said: “We are thrilled to welcome Ben Díaz to the Astera family and embark on an exciting journey of growth and innovation together. Ben’s ability to listen to and understand the evolving needs of our customers makes him the perfect candidate to head up our busy product development. Being able to delegate responsibilities to someone of Ben’s calibre gives me strong confidence in reaching our company’s goals. Together we will create a seamless integration of product excellence and user-centric strategies, aligning with our ongoing mission to remain at the forefront of technological advancements."
Since 2014, Ben Díaz has been working for two leading lighting companies specializing in premium LED technology. His role as senior product manager at ARRI resulted in the creation of the award-winning SkyPanel X. Before that, he had been working for SGM light as head of product management where amongst other things he developed the first IP66 lights for the stage lighting industry.
Ben Díaz said: “Leading the product vision in a high-quality, user-centric brand for both film and entertainment is the logical step forward in my career. What I really like about Astera is that the company solves the real problems of filmmakers, LDs and lighting crews through careful listening, premium quality and smart innovations.”

robe-jeroen-van-aalst-jer131904159Jeroen van Aalst joins Robe International
Thursday, 4 January 2024

Europe - Pro lighting sales and technical specialist Jeroen van Aalst has joined the Robe International sales team as key account manager where he will be energising and coordinating sales in several important markets including The Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Croatia, Slovenia, Malta, Turkey, Israel, and South Africa.
Aalst will be working closely with the Robe distributors in all these regions, overseeing and supporting their initiatives, coordinating information, ensuring all communications channels are fluid and fully functional, assisting in client relations and exploring new ideas and markets in conjunction with their teams.
Already a well-known industry figure across The Netherlands, Jeroen has made many friends and contacts working long-term for the dynamic sales, distribution, installation, and project management company, Controllux, which is also Robe’s Benelux distributor.
Aalst comments: “After 23 fantastic years with Controllux, I wanted new challenges, and this is a perfect solution! I will still be dealing with some of my excellent colleagues in The Netherlands in this new Robe role - alongside my talented existing - plus some new - co-workers at Robe.”
His relationship with Robe goes back to when the Czech company was an aspiring OEM moving light manufacturer in the early noughties, immediately before ‘Robe’ was launched as a brand.
Robe lighting s.r.o. CEO Josef Valchar states: “It’s brilliant to welcome Jeroen onboard our diverse international team. We will enjoy his energy and enthusiasm for our brand,

phildudderidge-1New Year’s Honour for Focusrite’s Phil Dudderidge
Wednesday, 3 January 2024

UK - Focusrite Group chairman and founder Phil Dudderidge has received the honour of Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the New Years Honours List.
An OBE is awarded for having played a major local role in any activity, including people whose work has made them known nationally in their chosen area. In Phil’s case this commendation is in recognition of the contribution he has made to the professional audio industry over several decades.
Phil has enjoyed a distinguished career, initially working as Led Zeppelin’s touring sound engineer in 1970. He set up RSD Systems in a partnership of three in 1971, building bespoke PA systems with custom-built mixing consoles. This evolved into Soundcraft Electronics a company specialising in live and studio mixing consoles, which was sold to Harman International in 1988.
Phil acquired the assets of Focusrite in 1989 and rebuilt the business as Focusrite Audio Engineering. Focusrite Plc was formed in 2014 to take the group public on AIM. Phil served as chief executive officer of Focusrite from 1989 until becoming executive chairman in 2012, and then non-executive chairman of Focusrite Plc in January 2022.
The Focusrite Group has grown to include 13 brands: Focusrite, Focusrite Pro, Novation, Ampify, ADAM Audio, Martin Audio, Optimal Audio, Linea Research Sequential, Oberheim, Sonnox, OutBoard and TiMax.
Phil Dudderidge commented: “I am honoured, humbled and thrilled to have been awarded an OBE. This is not just an honour for me, but is recognition of all the incredible people I

bertrand-delbar-rcfRCF’s Bertrand Delbar moves on
Tuesday, 2 January 2024

Europe - RCF is saying goodbye to a sales leader as Bertrand Delbar steps down from his role as France sales manager to pursue new projects after 25 successful years of service. Delbar has played a pivotal role in establishing RCF as a leading provider of professional audio solutions in the French market.
Starting with RCF in 1999 in a commercial audio role, Delbar dedicated a quarter of a century to the brand. In 2006, he took on the role of sales agent, later becoming sales manager and the main point of contact for customers and dealers across France. His dedication and expertise have been invaluable in growing RCF's presence and reputation locally.
Alberto Ruozzi, RCF commercial director, comments: "We praise his passion, expertise and relationships within the industry. Bertrand leaves behind a legacy of success, having established RCF as a foremost supplier to the installation, live event and portable audio markets. His dedication, commitment and longevity in the role have strengthened RCF's foundations in France."
In passing the baton, Delbar says: "I'm very proud to have been part of RCF's journey in France. I have so many fond memories, especially working closely with Léo Di Nicola in the early years to help establish the brand. Now I am excited to take on new challenges. I thank all of you for your support, with particular mention to the engineering group, marketing and sales/account staff."
Taking over from Bertrand is Thibaud Mezard, who is being promoted to France operations manager. Thibaud has worked alongside Bertrand for the pa

kelliALPD makes lifetime award to Kelli Zezulka
Friday, 22 December 2023

UK - At the annual Lighting Lunch held last Monday, the ALPD took the opportunity to make an award to Kelli Zezulka, outgoing editor of the association’s magazine Focus.
Alongside teaching and design work, Kelli took over the magazine at very short notice, after the sad passing of the then editor Andy Collier. Kelli volunteered to do a few issues whilst studying for her MA. ‘A few issues’ turned into 10 years: Kelli steered Focus to its 100th edition in July this year
Now a full-time teacher of lighting, Kelli has recently written a book on the history of the Association of Lighting Designers (now ALPD) which is soon to be published. She is co-editor of Contemporary Performance Lighting, published by Bloomsbury in February this year.
Kelli was presented with a special gobo and a gobo encased in glass as well as life membership of the ALPD. The making of the gobos was made possible by GoboPlus and Rosco.
Johanna Town, chair of the ALPD, said of Kelli that “She has a true passion for theatre and the lighting industry, and is a talented designer, writer and educator”.

candiceLightware appoints director for SE Asia
Wednesday, 13 December 2023

Singapore - Lightware Visual Engineering has announced the appointment of Candice Siow as regional director for Southeast Asia.
Based in Singapore, Candice joins Lightware with more than 15 years of sales management experience in the audio-visual industry. In her new role, she will be responsible for the company’s operations in Southeast Asia and will focus on expanding Lightware’s presence in the region, working in close collaboration with key stakeholders to deliver a unified corporate message and go-to-market approach.
Prior to joining Lightware, Candice spent 15 years with Kramer Electronics, most recently serving as regional sales director ASEAN.
“I am delighted to join Lightware at a very exciting time in the company’s development,” commented Candice. “My goal is to build our presence in the region by working closely with our partners to deliver excellence to our users. I look forward to working with my new colleagues in the local region and as part of the wider international team.”
“The recruitment of Candice marks a significant step in our regional strategy," commented Robin Enlund, president of the Greater APAC region at Lightware.

richard-on-thames-by-nt-1In Memoriam: Richard Pilbrow (1933-2023)
Friday, 8 December 2023

UK - LSi is sad to report that Richard Pilbrow, the pioneering lighting designer and theatre consultant, passed away on 6 December, peacefully, at home, surrounded by family after a short battle with cancer, writes Rob Halliday.
Richard’s remarkable 90-year life was truly a life well lived. He took a passion for theatre developed at an early age and turned it into a career through the formation of his company, Theatre Projects, as a way of subsidising and supporting his lighting design work. In doing that, he played a large part in creating the profession of lighting designer in the UK from 1957 onwards.
The timing of this meant that Richard was perfectly placed to be selected by Laurence Olivier as the lighting designer for the opening of the National Theatre company in 1963, which put him in the right place to become the theatre consultant for the new National Theatre building then being planned.
Through the National, he helped establish a second profession, theatre consultant, in the UK; he and Theatre Projects Consultants would go on to be part of many other landmark projects in the UK, including the Barbican and, particularly close to his heart since he was one of the project’s instigators with his regular collaborators, director Michael Elliott and designer Richard Negri, the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester. His consultancy work ultimately led him to relocate to the US to expand TPC’s operation across the US and then worldwide, completing over 1,800 projects in 80 countries.
Alongside this work, he continued to light sh

bose-professionaladam-shulman12Bose Professional promotes Adam Shulman
Thursday, 7 December 2023

USA - Bose Professional has announced the promotion of Adam Shulman to director of product management.
With more than two decades of expertise in system design and product innovation, Shulman is well positioned to spearhead a new era of ingenuity within Bose Professional's product strategy, says the company.
John Maier, CEO of Bose Professional, comments: “Adam embodies the spirit of Bose Professional and his talent strengthens our pursuit of excellence and customer satisfaction. With his grasp of audio technology and product innovation, his leadership will play a crucial role in the creation of systems that align with and anticipate the needs of our diverse customer base.”
Adam Shulman adds: “As a new company, we have a 50-year legacy in professional audio, which provides us the rare opportunity to take a look at ourselves and the market with a fresh perspective. I am thrilled to move into this role at such an exciting time for Bose Professional.”

mattias-beckerEFM promotes Becker to key US role
Wednesday, 6 December 2023

USA - EFM Global has promoted former Kuehne + Nagel lynchpin Mattias Becker to vice-president for North America, with immediate effect. Becker, who joined EFM from Fluence, a Siemens and AES company in Alpharetta, Georgia, brings more than 30 years of logistics experience to the VP role.
Based in the US since 2003, Becker has also worked in Europe and Asia for companies including Schenker and Birkhart Fairs + Events.
Mattias Becker comments: “I watched EFM’s reach and reputation grow in the United States and I wanted to be a part of it. The mix of EFM infrastructure and people, coast to coast, has so much history and so much potential, across the event sector and beyond, it’s a really exciting opportunity.”
Gary Morter, EFM Global’s group COO & CEO North America, said: “Mattias has been with us since January 2023 and his immense knowledge about our sector, on both sides of the Atlantic, has already proved invaluable. Aligned with and committed to the EFM culture and its no-fail service proposition, Mattias has integrated perfectly with the team.
“We have very high aspirations for our USA business and under Mattias Becker’s leadership, I’m confident EFM can look forward to a sustained period of growth there.”
In Los Angeles since 2005, EFM Global also has infrastructure in San Francisco, Atlanta Portland, Michigan and New York, alongside its UK, Europe, Middle East and Australia operations.

nbroadlsi2023Senior changes at LSI Projects
Tuesday, 5 December 2023

UK - LSI Projects director Bob Peill has left the company after three decades. The company expresses its gratitude for his pivotal role in achieving significant milestones that have defined its success from the first projects in China in the early 90s up to and including one of the company’s largest projects to date in the form of the New Cairo Opera House in Egypt.
Stepping into the role of projects director is Nick Broad who has a proven track record in systems integration, project management and consultancy.
Nick joins the company as LSI completes projects at Bristol Beacon, and Sadler’s Wells in Stratford East, and continue work on Hertford Theatre, Theatr Clwyd in North Wales and the Royal Arts Complex in Riyadh.
Brenda Dunsire, managing director of LSI, comments: “We will be forever grateful to everything Bob has committed to LSI over the years playing a fundamental role in shaping the company it is today and he will be sorely missed. It is time however for LSI to look to the next 30 years and the appointment of Nick aligns seamlessly with our strategic vision for the future.”

brentretirementOriginal Bandit Brent Barret retires
Tuesday, 5 December 2023

USA - Bandit Lites has announced that an original Bandit, Brent Barrett, has moved into his retirement. Brent, along with founder Michael T. Strickland, first met in grade school in Kingsport, Tennessee. Neither knew this meeting would culminate in a strong bond and friendship that would last both a full career and a lifetime.
While Bandit began in junior high school, the real work began as Barrett and Strickland attended The University of Tennessee together. Barrett was pursuing a degree in food and lodging with an intention to be in the hospitality industry. After a Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn tour while in college, Barrett never looked back. Both Strickland and Barrett indeed finished their degrees, and at the same time toured and ended up in their lifelong careers.
“Brent and I grew up together,” stated Strickland. “We have been best friends since grade school. We lived every phase of life together and know more about one another than anyone else. To sum up Brent Barrett is easy: He is a friend. Period.”
Barrett toured with numerous artists in the early days including Conway Twitty, Loretta Lynn, Kenny Rogers, Blackfoot, Def Leppard, Molly Hatchet, and many others. He then transitioned into the role of lighting director and production manager with Alabama. This is a position he would hold for 23 years. Indeed, most people in the industry remember Barrett as the jovial gentleman that ran the amazing Alabama show for many years.
When it was time to retire from the road, Barrett moved into the role of director of business developm

raphael-kiesel-svp-business-unit-lighting-arri-groupARRI appoints lighting division senior VP
Wednesday, 29 November 2023

Germany - Dr. Raphael Kiesel takes over the management of ARRI’s lighting division on 1 December 2023. In this role, he is responsible for the entire business unit.
Dr. Kiesel reports directly to Dr. Matthias Erb, chairman of the executive board at ARRI. Dr. Kiesel is currently responsible for global quality management at ARRI. In this role, he has systematically refined quality management at the company. The focus of further development is on the structured transfer of customer requirements into the film technology company’s products and services.
Dr. Erb, chairman of the ARRI executive board, remarks: “We are extremely pleased that we have been able to win Dr. Kiesel for this position. As the new head of the division, he will continue to drive the development of ARRI Lighting. I wish Raphael the best of luck and success in this exciting and challenging task.”
Lars Weyer, member of the executive board and CFO of ARRI, adds: “In his role as head of quality management, Raphael has already proven that he can drive topics successfully. He will continue to do so in his new position.”

clear-comnew-hire-dennis-low-612x496Clear-Com strengthens Singapore team
Wednesday, 29 November 2023

Singapore - Clear-Com has appointed Dennis Low to its Singapore-based team as a technical support associate.
Over the past two decades, Dennis has worked in a wide variety of roles in the audio industry, as a sales engineer/technical support for SMX Electronics, an entrepreneur and distributor (as co-founder of Big Knob, Malaysia), and as a House of Worship AV technician at St Andrew's Cathedral, and the Full Gospel Assembly in Singapore.
“Having taken on the role of AV department head and leading teams of volunteers in my previous roles, I believe in empowering people with the right skill sets so they do not feel overwhelmed by the technicalities of a product. That allows them to focus on what’s important, which is to use the tools necessary to support their business goals. Intercom is a powerful tool when properly implemented, and I look forward to sharing my knowledge with Clear-Com end-users as part of my new role” Dennis says.
“Having a technical support associate with the background Dennis has will provide existing and future Clear-Com customers greater confidence that they will always be well supported by a local team of experts,” says Peter Fong, Clear-Com director of sales, APAC, adding that Clear-Com is also investing in its APAC Partners to ensure each has at least one fully trained technical sales engineer.

bromptonNew role for Adam Callaway at Brompton
Wednesday, 29 November 2023

UK - Brompton Technology has announced the promotion of long-serving team member, Adam Callaway, to the role of global lead, virtual production & broadcast.
In his new capacity, Callaway, formerly technical solutions manager, will spearhead Brompton's initiatives in the dynamic virtual production and broadcast markets, helping to identify opportunities for the rest of the team and delivering even better support in these rapidly evolving domains.
“This new role reflects the heightened focus and support we are poised to provide to our virtual production and broadcast customers and partners worldwide,” remarks Callaway. “As we continue to provide new and innovative solutions and platforms to both the virtual production and broadcast markets, we are focused on placing the right people in the right places. By doing this, we are continuing to build a team that will drive the company's surging growth and sustained momentum.”
Callaway adds: “As we anticipate the arrival of new LED panels and other emerging technologies, there’s still untapped potential in this market, promising an exciting future.”
“Adam has been a part of the business for eight years, initially joining our technical support team. Rising through the ranks to become Brompton’s number one troubleshooter, Adam assumed the role of technical solutions manager where he became a critical link with pioneers in the virtual production world,” concludes Richard Mead, Brompton’s CEO.

anthony-hallTSL bids farewell to Anthony 'Turbo' Hall
Tuesday, 28 November 2023

UK - TSL Lighting, one of the UK’s largest independent lighting and rigging rental companies, has announced a significant shift in the career of one of its most respected and dedicated team members, Anthony 'Turbo' Hall. After a career spanning almost 40 years in event lighting design, Turbo is set to embrace a new phase as he embarks on a freelance adventure.
"We are both proud and sad to see Turbo move on to new horizons," says Sam Tamplin, managing director at TSL. "His tenure with us has been marked by ground-breaking work, countless memorable projects, and an infectious energy that has touched everyone around him. We have been privileged to work alongside a true industry visionary and on a personal note, it has been an honour to have worked alongside him."
Turbo’s decision to enter the freelance arena in January 2024 represents an opportunity for him to work on some personal projects at home, whilst still remaining able to provide his talents to a select range of clients and projects.
Turbo comments: “I have hugely enjoyed my time at TSL, working with the industry's finest people and the industry's finest equipment. I simply need more time at home and don't feel I can achieve that whilst still in full time employment. I will miss, very much, being part of the fantastic team at TSL, but simply need to enjoy a little more down time between events.”

cast-peopleCAST Group strengthens leadership team
Friday, 24 November 2023

Canada - CAST Group of Companies has announced the appointment of Nicholas Lau as product manager for BlackTrax and Jose Fernandez as assistant product manager.
Nicholas Lau’s journey with CAST started in 2018, and he has since played an important role in the successful delivery of large-scale productions, internal testing, and client technical support. "The intelligence ingrained within the core of BlackTrax provides ample room for growth. Given the ongoing advancements in tracking and automation technology, coupled with the scalability and reliability inherent in BlackTrax, we find ourselves in an ideal position to take this solution further than ever before."
Jose Fernandez, with over eight years as a technical writer for CAST Group, possesses a deep understanding of the intricacies of its three award-winning products, BlackTrax, wysiwyg, and Vivien. With the new role as Assistant Product Manager, Jose will focus on finding synergies and optimisations for product development cycles, integrations, and new documentation processes for BlackTrax, wysiwyg, Vivien, and any future products.
The appointment of Nicholas Lau and Jose Fernandez arrives as CAST Group prepares to showcase its new BT-1 system at the upcoming LDI show.

brooke-ellingworthKramer adds director of EMEA channels
Friday, 24 November 2023

The Netherlands - Kramer has announced the appointment of experienced AV and unified communications and collaboration (UCC) channel executive, Brooke Ellingworth, as its first-ever director of EMEA channels.
Adding over 16 years of top-level AV/UCC knowledge and experience to Kramer’s growing international team, Brooke will play an instrumental role in the company’s ongoing business transformation and growth strategy, with closer and more aligned channel partnerships, key to achieving its ambitions.
Brooke is an accomplished sales and channel leader, with a proud track record of delivering exponential growth to some of the world’s leading technology firms. These include Logitech, from whom she joins and Ingram Micro and Cisco, among others.
Reporting to Peter Baxter, senior vice president (SVP) at Kramer, Brooke – a recent Cambridge University Graduate is tasked with refreshing and restructuring Kramer’s existing channel strategy, to maximize sales and growth opportunities across both local and international markets, while extending brand awareness on a global scale.
Discussing her new role as Director of EMEA Channels, Brooke commented: “I am delighted to have joined Kramer and excited at the opportunity to be a part of their already fantastic team. The most important thing for me right now is getting to know the channel intimately and building true and long-term relationships.”

bromptonBrompton Technology appoints directors
Friday, 24 November 2023

UK - Brompton Technology is strengthening its leadership team by promoting Joanna Muggeridge to director of marketing and Lotta Schiefer to director of sales. Both roles are essential to driving Brompton’s global strategy as the company advances along its growth trajectory.
Following more than three decades in the entertainment industry, working with global manufacturers such as Barco, Vari*Lite, and Wireless Solutions, Schiefer brought her years of experience to Brompton in early 2023 and will now help expand its sales reach.
“The opportunity to lead the sales team for such a strong and trusted brand is a huge honour,” says Schiefer, “and even more so when the team consists of such highly dedicated people, always striving to deliver the best possible outcome for our customers.”
In her new position as director of sales, Schiefer will closely collaborate with Rob Fowler, director of business development, who is realigning his focus towards engaging key customers, cultivating new markets, and steering strategic initiatives.
With nearly 30 years of experience in PR and marketing, Muggeridge has been leading Brompton’s marketing team for several years, contributing significantly to the brand’s growth and expansion into new markets, particularly in-camera visual effects. She will now be leading an expanded team while also becoming a vital part of Brompton’s leadership.
“I am thrilled to lead Brompton’s growing Marketing team as the brand goes from strength to strength,” says Muggeridge. “
“I am excited that Joa


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