MOVERS AND SHAKERS
Oct 1, 2003 12:00 PM
B&C Speakers na appointed the Topp Group as its manufacturer's rep for western Canada.… Joel Spira, founder and chairman of Lutron Electronics Company, has been awarded an honorary doctor of engineering degree from Purdue University.… Innovox Audio has retained Stonejam Consulting to develop and implement a marketing and PR plan to launch its newly developed SoundFrame Residential ultraslim speaker line.… AVAD Ohio/SC Distributors has expanded and reorganized its staff at the Avon, Ohio, headquarter location. Moving to the general manager position is Jeff Essig. Keith Reichert has been promoted to operations manager. New to AVAD/Ohio/SCD is Todd Ballew, serving as the accounts manager for western Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Shannon Friend joins as the accounts manager for southern and western Ohio. Jesse Massa Jr. is the new internal marketing and customer service manager in charge of all IT operations along with price books, Web administration, and promotions. AVAD Rocky Mountain/Primax AV added two customer service agents to fill newly created positions. Jeff McVay and Jon Strickler are customer service liaisons at the Westminster, Colorado, and Scottsdale, Arizona, branches, respectively. Also, AVAD is now distributing ReplayTV's line of digital video recorders.… Damian DiCarlo has been promoted to the position of director of sales at Communications Specialties.… David Scott has joined Community Professional Loudspeaker's technical applications group, and Jeff Kuells has been appointed Western regional manager of contracting sales. Also, HSL Productions is now serving as Community's distributor in the United Kingdom.… Furman Sound has appointed Lesa Kinney to international sales manager and Michael Hilton to art director and Webmaster.… StJohn Group welcomes Anthony Grimani as its technology director. The company, exclusive North American distributor for Artcoustic high-performance on-wall loudspeakers, has also appointed video and multimedia independent manufacturer sales representative the Enright Company to represent Artcoustic in the corporate and commercial marketplace in California, Arizona, Nevada, and Hawaii.… DMX Music appointed Mark Rozells as president and chief executive officer.… Hall Research Technologies appointed Performance AV as a manufacturer's representative for its product line in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, and western Wisconsin.… Secom has been named as L-Acoustics U.S.'s southeastern region rep. Pros Marketing has been appointed as the rep for the northeastern territories. NNovia has signed a North American distribution agreement with DVideosystems.com, LLC, a supplier of digital video equipment, software, and accessories to videographers and digital content creators.… Newcomb and Boyd announced that David McNell has been licensed as a certified technology specialist.… Intelix, U.S. added Amos Smith as an inside sales engineer and primary sales representative for northern Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, and most of Missouri.… Bob Christopher was appointed to regional sales manager, north central region, of Barco Presentation.… Digimerge Technologies appointed Wayne Hurd as vice president, sales.… Hirsch Electronics has signed a distribution agreement with ADT Security Services.… Sonic Integrity announced its new relationship with Myryad Systems Limited as U.S. national distributor.… CorAccess Systems added four sales staff members: William Walker, vice president of business development; Ron Pitcock Jr., regional sales manager, central division; John Sosville, regional sales manager, western division; and Monica Lafata, national sales associate/marketing coordinator.… Signature Wire Corp. has hired four sales team members. Emery Palmer joins the company as sales manager and Seth Dean, Lisa Millette, and Rene' Bright as regional account executives.… Beyerdynamic added several independent representatives: Innovative Audio Sales — Michigan; Quest Marketing — Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee; Strategic Manufacturers Group — Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota; Taub Sales — Delaware, Maryland, southern New Jersey, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.
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