The Buzz: Newsmakers

Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH has appointed a new managing director, Kazunori (Kaz) Kobayashi. Kobayashi joins Steinberg from Yamaha, bringing many years of experience in the digital audio industry to his new role.
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The Buzz: Newsmakers

Mar 1, 2005 2:56 PM

Lewis Cohen

Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH has appointed a new managing director, Kazunori (Kaz) Kobayashi. Kobayashi joins Steinberg from Yamaha, bringing many years of experience in the digital audio industry to his new role. … Jim Leighton has recently joined Leitch as partner manager for the company’s server division. In his new position, he will be responsible for building business relationships with Leitch’s development partners. … Draper has hired Jim Aardappel to serve as its export sales manager. Previously, Aardappel worked for Delphi Corp. for 25 years and worked in Asia for nearly five years. … Software manufacturer D-Tools has announced the appointment of Jeff Rader to the position of director of marketing and communications. … Video display manufacturer Vidikron named its Sales Representative of the Year and Dealer of the Year for 2004 at its annual corporate awards dinner in Las Vegas. Florida-based C&E Marketing was honored as Sales Representative of the Year, while Sound Image of Orlando was recognized as Dealer of the Year. … Viscount Systems has secured a number of contracts for MESH projects in India with systems integrator Infocom India. The systems will be used for complete facility security in new high-rise developments. … According to an agreement between the companies, all products produced by Minnesota-based Special Projects Performance Microphones will be sold and distributed under the direction of Ansr Audio. … Lewis Cohen will join Practical Video Solutions, a provider of wireless Internet-enabled video monitoring and control systems, as its new president and CEO. …

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John Yesco

Moxell Technology, a subsidiary of Proview International Holdings, has recently been incorporated as a division of the parent company. The newly created Proview CE Division will handle marketing and distribution of Proview consumer electronics products in the United States. … David Percival will serve in the newly created position of outsourcing project manager for Biamp Systems, handling all offshore business for Biamp. In addition, Hernan Rame has joined Biamp as the new regional sales manger for Latin America, and Christopher Flanagan has joined the company as a product application specialist in the technical support group. Rame and Flanagan bring more than 12 and seven years of experience respectively to the company. … PI Vision and COE Group have launched a technology partnership in which COE will sell PI Vision network video recording systems (NVRs) in Asia and Europe and PI Vision will sell COE’s MPEG-4 codecs. … Lumens Integration has announced a manufacturer’s representative agreement with Georgia-based Emerald Communications to serve the southeast United States market. … Geoff Lissaman has joined Digico’s U.S. operations as vice president, concert sound. … SLS Loudspeakers has appointed R. Steven Hicks and Dell Furano to its board of directors. Hicks is currently chairman of Capstar Partners, and Furano is CEO of Signatures Network. … Creative Technology has added John Yesco to its project management staff. John is a broadcast veteran with more than 20 years’ experience in the industry. … German manufacturer Klotz Digital will serve as Asia/Pacific distributor for Smart AV’s Elite Series smart consoles. … Richard Wilkins has joined audiovisual design consultants CMS Innovative Consultants as a design engineer in the company’s New York headquarters. … Runco International, recognized the following companies with a Sales Representative Excellence Award at CES 2005: MK Marketing (Irvine, Calif.); EMI (Sterling Heights, Mich.); Momentum Group (Englewood, Colo.); Bishop Audio Services (Newburyport, Mass.); and International Sales (San Diego). … Kramer Electronics has promoted Alan Richards to vice president of sales and Chris Kopin to vice president of product development.

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