The Buzz: Newsmakers
Feb 1, 2005 12:00 PM
John Carpanini has been promoted from executive vice president to president of JBL Professional. … HME has added seven sales representatives to eight previously appointed sales representatives in its Pro Audio Division. The sales reps will work to establish dealers nationwide for HME's DX200 wireless intercom system. John Kowalski will serve as Pro Audio sales manager, overseeing all sales activities for the division. … Paul Rivens, formerly a Telex sales manager, has joined German intercom manufacturer Riedel Communications as sales director in charge of international sales. …
Technomad appointed David Meyer director of sales for commercial products. Meyer brings more than 25 years of experience in pro audio and video technology to the position. … DMX Music appointed Simon Bexon vice president of local sales. … Speco Technologies announced that Robb Morrison has joined the company as regional sales manager of the Southeast, based out of Atlanta. His territory will cover Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee, and the Florida panhandle. … Fraser Park has joined Tandberg Television as CFO. Park brings 15 years of financial management experience to the position. … Former Masque sound director of operations Dan Shoman has been named general manager of the sound reinforcement company. … Leitch Technology recently completed the acquisition of Ontario-based video software company Inscriber Technology. In December 2004, Leitch entered into an agreement to purchase Inscriber for $18 million in cash, including the assumption of $1.5 million in debt. … Renzo Tani, formerly CEO of Siemens Spa in Italy, has begun a three-year term as IEC president. Tani's goal is to develop closer ties to industry, organizations, and governments. … North American Pro Audio (NAPA) has added two new distribution lines — Focusrite and Novation — to its roster of live performance and installed sound products. Two new staff members will provide support for its expanding product range: Stephanie Seimovich is product specialist for Novation and all Allen & Heath Xone DJ mixing products, and Justin O'Connor serves as the company's network audio products manager. Existing Allen & Heath product specialist Dave Lewty will take on additional responsibilities as marketing coordinator. … Runco International recently sealed a partnership with California-based Silicon Optix. Under the agreement, Silicon Optix's Realta chip with Hollywood Quality Video (HQV) technology will power Runco's Next Generation Vivix-enabled display devices. …Analog Way recently released a new set of product libraries for Altinex's AVSnap AV system design software. The libraries and the software are available for download from www.avsnap.com. … Aviom appointed Production Audio Services as its Australian distributor. … ClearOne Communications has named Werner Pekarek as vice president of operations and Tracy Bathurst as vice president of product line management. In addition, David Wiener has stepped down from ClearOne's board of directors to pursue other interests. He had served on the board since January 2000. … Ed Mallen has joined OzVision as its new president and CEO. … John Cunningham will lead new R&D initiatives in content management as executive vice president of development for OmniBus. … Market research firm DisplaySearch has made four key staff additions. Hisakazu Torii will serve as director of Japanese TV market research, and Ken Tompkins will serve as the new director of TV market research. Arie Braun has been named director of U.S. sales and marketing, and Jin Kim joins DisplaySearch as the director of TFT LCD market research. … AV manufacturer Intelix signed Texas-based RDA International to its international distribution network, specifically serving Central and South America.
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