The Buzz: Newsmakers
Jun 1, 2005 12:00 PM
Vista Systems has hired Victor Vettorello as director of application engineering. … Aviom has appointed six new European distributors specializing in the pro audio industry. The distributors include: Konsbud Audio (Poland); Media Tech (Slovakia and Czech Republic); London-based Amber Sound (United Kingdom); Mister Master (Austria); Lightek (Ukraine); and AudioPole (France). … Steve Meyers left his position as CEO and president of Altinex to focus on urgent family obligations in Chicago. …Gina Lauria has been promoted from marketing communications manager to director of marketing at Crestron Electronics. … Sennheiser has promoted Joe Wagoner to the position of channel marketing manager for the installed sound and audiology markets. In this role, Wagoner will function as product manager for all Sennheiser infrared (IR) products and digital conference systems. … Marketing and sales veteran Maria Linvill has joined Russound as trade show manager. Linvill will promote Russound's line of multi-room audio/video products at industry events. … Martin Burns has been hired as managing sales director for GLW. … Carl Steudle has joined DisplaySearch as vice president of sales and marketing, working in the recently opened San Jose, Calif., office. …
RGPC honored David Frangioni of Audio One with its annual “Share the Passion” award for his achievements in selling and promoting the RGPC brand. … MediaMatrix named Colorado-based Warman Marketing its Sales Representative of the Year for 2004. The company represents MediaMatrix in the Rocky Mountain, Arizona, New Mexico, and El Paso, Texas, markets. … Bag End Loudspeaker Systems has appointed Carol McLuckie as its new art director and webmaster. … Ross Video has won the OCRI (Ottawa Centre for Research and Innovation) Technology Company of the Year award. John Ross, founder and chairman of the board, accepted the award. … NEC Solutions has promoted Maureen Schmidt to senior director of North American sales and Pierre Richer to senior vice president of its Visual Systems Division. … Astatic Commercial Audio has hired IRS (Integrated Solutions Resource) to represent it in the Midwest and Sapphire Marketing to represent it in the New York metro area. … Integra has appointed Brian Sandifer to the newly created position of system design specialist. … Effective August 1, Sennheiser Electronic will no longer be the U.S. distributor for InnovaSON digital audio consoles. The two companies are terminating their distribution agreement by mutual agreement to allow Sennheiser to focus its resources elsewhere and InnovaSON to set up a new North American outlet for its consoles.
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