Jan 1, 1998 12:00 PM
Yamaha forms divisionYamaha Corporation of America, Buena Park, CA, has created a Pro Audio &Combo Division, consisting of sound-reinforcement, recording andcombo-related product groups.Jay Wanamaker is vice president-generalmanager of the new division.
Millennia acquires ForssellMillennia Media, Placerville, CA, has acquired Forssell Technologies, ID.Millennia is a manufacturer of vacuum tube and pro-audio equipment.
B+K Precision expandsB+K Precision, Chicago, is relocating its sales, customer service,technical support and accounting departments to new offices in the Chicagoarea. Marketing and administration, along with a factory service andcalibration center, will move to a new site in Placentia, CA. The company'sresearch and development, engineering and manufacturing departments willmove to NJ.
Dranetz-BMI launches web siteDranetz-BMI, Edison, NJ, a supplier of power-quality instruments andsystems, has created a web site featuring current company and productinformation. It is located at www.dranetz-bmi.com.
Apogee forms new companiesApogee Sound, Petaluma, CA, has established new companies in Germany andJapan. Apogee GmbH, with headquarters in Sindlefingen, is managed by HolgerSchader, while Junichi Isono is manager of Apogee Japan, with headquartersin Tokyo. The companies will provide sales and service of all Apogee Soundproduct lines.
Meyer Europe relocatesMeyer Sound Europe has moved to 39-49 Hastings St., Luton, Bedfordshire LU15BW, UK; phone: +44(0) 1582 728 400; fax: +44(0) 1582 728 434; e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org. James Bamlett heads the company's technicalsupport department, and Suzy Gassick and Justin Banks jointly handleadministration and operations.
Philips and Simplex form alliancePhilips Communication & Security Systems, Lancaster, PA, has entered into apartnership with Simplex Time Recorder, Garner, MA. The companies willdevelop new products for institutional, commercial and industrial marketapplications.
Math Associates website makes its debutMath Associates, Hauppauge, NY, a division of Communications Specialties,Inc. (CSI),-has a new website at www.mathassociates.com. The site offersbackground and contact information for both Math Associates and CSI, inaddition to Math Associates product overviews and company news.
Klipsch re-enters professional marketKlipsch, Indianapolis, a manufacturer of loudspeakers for audio andhome-theater use, will be manufacturing and marketing professionalloudspeakers again under the Klipsch Professional brand name, formerlylicensed to WWR, Hope, AR. Klipsch Professional products will bemanufactured in the current Klipsch facility located in Hope, AR.
GEPCO opens facilityGEPCO International, Chicago, has opened an additional distributionlocation in Burbank, CA. GEPCO is a supplier of cable and interconnectproducts. Rick Fernandez oversees the new facility.
AMX adds training centerAMX, Dallas, has added a 5,000 ft squared (465 meter squared) trainingcenter to AMX University. The site currently includes four training rooms,break-out areas, a videoconferencing suite and staff offices.
Spirit establishes web siteSpirit By Soundcraft, Auburn, CA, recently launched a web site atwww.spiritbysoundcraft.com. It offers users technical and supportinformation on Spirit's domestically distributed products.
PeopleJohn Monitto is technical support manager, Todd Meier is technicalsupport-CAD engineer and Dave Dennison is sound-system design consultantfor Meyer Sound, Berkeley, CA.
Jim Furst has been named vice president of international sales andmarketing at Shure Brothers, Evanston, IL.
Scott McAllister has been appointed director of sales and marketing forPHAST Corporation, Salt Lake City.
Travis Ludwig is product manager of systems contracting markets for BSSAudio, Nashville, TN.
John Bolstetter is chief financial officer of Crown International, Elkhart, IN.
Rob Freedman is area sales manager and Janne Fielding is manager ofmarketing communications at Crestron Electronics, Rockleigh, NJ.
Art Tucker and Henry Kloss received Emmy Awards from the National Academyof Television Arts and Sciences for their key roles in the technologicaldevelopment of large-screen CRT projectors. Tucker and Kloss are foundersof AmPro, Melbourne, FL.
Neil Heller has been named national product manager of the Sanyo SecurityVideo Products Division at Sanyo Fisher, Chatsworth, CA.
Christine Knapp is a marketing assistant for R.L. Drake, Franklin, OH.
Andrew Regan has been appointed vice president of sales at MeridianAmerica, Atlanta.
Rick Gentry has been promoted to national sales and marketing manager forHafler, Tempe, AZ.
Gerry Barclay is marketing director for IED, Lousiville, KY.
Brenda Perez is sales and marketing administrator at DigiTech, Sandy, UT.
Representative NewsCompanies chosen to represent the R.L. Drake, Franklin, OH, AudioAccentline include Dick Bellew Sales, Dallas; W.B. Pray Sales, Northboro, ME;Lowery & Associates, Broomal, PA; Hawkins-Frederickson, Maitland, FL;Robert Frieberg & Associates, Moraga, CA; COA Representatives, Kent, WA;and Steffey Marketing Associates, Northbrook, IL.
TOA Electronics, South San Francisco,-has appointed Burcaw Company &Associates to represent MI and J. Nill & Associates to represent upstate NY.
D.A.S. Audio/USA has appointed Main Line Marketing, Melbourne, FL, andElrep Sales, Tucker, GA, as its FL and Southeastern regional territoryrepresentatives, respectively.
Sennheiser France SARL has been named QSC Audio Products, Costa Mesa, CA,distributor for France.
EAW International, Buckinghamshire, UK, has chosen SCV Audio, Paris, as itsexclusive distributor in France.