Bogen acquires NEAR Bogen Communications, Ramsey, NJ, has acquired New England Audio Resource (NEAR), Lewiston, ME, a manufacturer of weatherproof loudspeakers.
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Oct 1, 1997 12:00 PM

Bogen acquires NEARBogen Communications, Ramsey, NJ, has acquired New England Audio Resource(NEAR), Lewiston, ME, a manufacturer of weatherproof loudspeakers. NEARwill continue marketing its products through its existing dealer network.

Otari opens new officeOtari Corporation of America, Foster City, CA, has opened a full-time,factory-direct office in Nashville, TN. Staff members include officemanager Melody Rhodes, sales manager Duncan Rowe and product specialistJeff Glixman.

CSI acquires Math AssociatesCommunications Specialties, Inc. (CSI) has acquired the business and assetsof Math Associates, now a division of CSI. All manufacturing, sales andengineering operations have relocated to CSI's expanded headquarters inHauppauge, NY.

Extron adds to product lineExtron Electronics, Anaheim, CA, has incorporated Prosumer Technologies, aformer Extron division, into its product line. Extron will continue tosupport the residential A-V industry under its own name.

Sennheiser relocatesSennheiser has moved its U.S. corporate headquarters to a new 25,000 ft2(2,323 m2) building. The company's address is One Enterprise Drive, OldLyme, CT 06371; phone: 860-434-9190; fax: 860-434-1759.

New Rane area codeRane has a new area code for its existing telephone number (425-355-6000)and its existing fax number (425-347-7757).

3G Ltd. for saleThe owner of 3G Ltd. is planning on retirement and wishes to sell thecompany. Those interested should write to Mark Ray at 3G House, 18/19Laurence Industrial Estate, Eastwood-bury Lane, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS26RH, UK.

AudioEase and Triad form partnershipAudioEase by AMX, Englewood, CO, will distribute a line of in- and on-wallloudspeaker systems from Triad Speakers, Portland, OR, through its existingcustom installation network.

Harman acquires AmekHarman Pro Group, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, UK, has purchased allremaining shares in Amek Systems and Controls Ltd., a designer andmanufacturer of professional mixing consoles. Amek is based in Salford,Manchester, UK.

Community doubles warrantyCommunity Professional Loudspeakers, Chester, PA, has doubled the warrantyon its CSX-S2 loudspeaker line to 10 years. The new warranty is availableonly in the United States for new loudspeaker systems; those already in thefield will remain covered by the company's five-year warranty.

NSCA hosts conferenceThe National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA) hosted the inauguralconference on speech intelligibility for fire alarm and life-safety systemson July 23 at the Bose site in Boston.

MacPherson opens production facilityMacPherson has opened a new production facility in Skokie, IL. The siteincludes a larger warehouse, increased production area and offices forsales and marketing staff.

CEDIA credit card programAs a member benefit, CEDIA has arranged for a waiver of application andinstallation fees, reduced discounts and transaction fees, and lowerequipment costs for CEDIA members who accept MasterCard and Visa payments.

Gemini opens German officeGemini Sound Products, Carteret, NJ, has opened its newest office inGermany. It will be managed by Sven Beyer and will employ 10 people to runthe 11,000 ft2 (1,022 m2) warehousing, marketing and distribution facility.

PeopleChris Chiarella is assistant account executive for J.B. StantonCommunications, New York.

Kent Loughlin has joined the New Force management team at MIT, Auburn, CA.He will spearhead the marketing of MIT's Shotgun EVO PT Reference seriesinterfaces.

Irwin Math is director of fiber-optic engineering with CommunicationsSpecialties, Hauppauge, NY.

Dean Standing is sales director and Ellen Allhands is director of customerservice for Rane, Mukilteo, WA.

Staff members named at Auerbach + Associates, New York and San Francisco,and Auerbach + Glasow, San Francisco, include: Larry French, principal;Paul Garrity, senior associate; Richard Osborn, associate; and Adam M.Shalleck, associate.

Bill Calma is chief operating officer, Rob Hofkamp is sales director andBrian Denomme is financial director for T.G.I. North America, Kitchener,Ontario, Canada.

Frederick L. Godard is president and chief operating officer and Greg W.Weot is district sales manager for Leitch Technology, Chesapeake, VA.

Peter York is vice chairman at AMX, Dallas.

Laura Valenzi is marketing coordinator for Niles Audio, Miami.

Bill Woods has joined the sales and management force at Turbosound.

Rich Krzesinski is operations manager at Dataton North America, Ossining, NY.

Marcus M. Annicelli is director of manufacturing at Fiber Options, Bohemia, NY.

Patrick Rich is director of engineering, David R. Modisette issystems-software engineering manager, Arlee Swensen is hardware-firmwareengineering manager and Nancy Lovelace is human factors engineer for SmartCorporation, Las Cruces, NM.

Lori Carter has joined the outside sales force of Murphy & Cota, Atlanta.Her territory includes GA, southern AL and southern MS.

Dale Reed has been appointed vice president of marketing at TrompeterElectronics, Westlake Village, CA.

Wendy Scott is sales and marketing coordinator for DOD Electronics, Sandy, UT.

Michel Maeso is regional vice president, Walter Horsting is acommunications consultant and Robert Scharffer is an integrated systemsconferencing specialist for EIS, Mountain View, CA.

Henry S. Grove, III has been appointed president and COO of theInternational Teleconferencing Association (ITCA).

Bruce Butcher is manufacturing manager for AudioEase by AMX, Englewood, CO.

The International Communications Industries Association (ICIA) Academy hasawarded technology specialist in installation certificates to StephanSawyer, Alex Fleury, John Bachety, Nikos Efstratiou, Don Cogliano and JerryManes.

Allen McAlister, national sales manager for Radio Design Labs, marriedNancy Lein, western regional manager for Aiphone, on Aug. 16.

Gary Beckstrom is customs solutions manager and Ken Reingold is marketingsupport manager for Miller & Kreisel Sound, Culver City, CA.

Mark Mayfield has been named director of cinema products at EasternAcoustic Works, Whitinsville, MA.

Steve Ginensky is director of marketing and T.C. Furlong is vice presidentof applications and design for MacPherson, Skokie, IL.

Ian Thacker has joined Community Professional Loudspeakers, Chester, PA, aseastern regional sales manager.

Rep NewsAudio-Technica, Stow, OH, named Ark Productions and Marketing, Elmira, NY,its 1996 rep of the year.

KEF Audio Ltd., UK, and Celestion International Ltd., UK, have appointedADCOM, NJ, the exclusive U.S. distribution agent for their home A-Vproducts.

Applied Audio Marketing is Southeast factory rep for Otari Corporation ofAmerica, Foster City, CA.

The R.L. Drake Company, Franklin, OH, has appointed C.L. Pugh andAssociates rep for OH, WV, western PA and northern KY; The Burcaw Companyrep for MI; and The Henry W. Phillips Company rep for NC, SC, GA, AL, MSand the FL panhandle.

Ron Tunks Sales, Pompano Beach, FL, will rep for Crest Audio, Paramus, NJ,in northern and southern FL, Atlanta, NC, SC and the AL and TN border.

EVI Audio, Buchanan, MI, named TK Group, Salt Lake City, its rep of theyear, as well as the University Sound and EVI Pro Audio Group rep of theyear.

Chuck Olson Associates, Renton, WA, will rep for Grommes-PrecisionElectronics, Franklin Park, IL, in WA, OR, AK, western MT, and northern andsouthwestern ID.

AudioEase by AMX, Englewood, CO, presented the John B. Anthony Company thePresident's Award for largest revenue growth in the 1996-97 sales year.AudioEase has also named Lumen Power Systems, Englewood, CO, rep for CO,MT, UT, WY, NM, El Paso, TX and eastern ID; and Hill Residential Systems,Red Hill, PA, rep for PA, WV, MD, DE, VA, southern NJ and Washington, DC.

Intelligent Electronic Solutions, Sandy, UT, has signed marketingagreements with four international distribution partners: TG Cadabra,Bangkok, Thailand; Cantech Distributing, Georgetown, Ontario, Canada;Serious Computer Solutions Pty. Ltd., Auckland, New Zealand; and TendenzaComercial SA de CV, Monterrey, NL, Mexico.




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