May 1, 1998 12:00 PM
Kim Doyle is director of membership development and communications for theNational Systems Contractors Association (NSCA). * The InternationalCommunications Industries Association (ICIA) has named Rick Harris vicepresident of marketing and membership services and presented Scott Sharerof Communications Design Group, Savannah, GA, its Educator of the Yearaward. * Richard Dressner is executive director of the EducationalCommunications Foundation (ECF). * Jimmy Kawalek is western regionalmanager and David McNutt is marketing manager, North America, for CrestAudio, Paramus, NJ. * Joe Ciaudelli has been promoted to the position ofdirector of marketing and Bruce Mosca to RF applications engineer atSennheiser, Old Lyme, CT. * Kimber Lee Davis is western regional salesmanager and Bill Z. Oran is eastern regional sales manager for RicohElectronics, Tustin, CA. * Joseph DeRosa has been hired as director ofengineering at Sonic Systems, Stamford, CT. * Terri Salerno has been namedadministration manager for the pro audio and combo division at YamahaCorporation of America, Buena Park, CA. * R. Randal Riebe has beenappointed director of sales for AMX, Dallas. * Professor Robert L. Clark ofDuke University has received a Presidential Career Award for Scientists andEngineers in recognition of outstanding research and development in thefield of adaptive structures involving active noise and vibration control.
* Larry Niles is national sales and marketing manager and Rick Carlson iswestern regional sales manager at Rean, Fairfield, NJ. * The followingpersons were elected to the 1997-98 executive committee of the CustomElectronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA): Mitchell Klein,president; Steve Hayes, vice president; Sean Fields, treasurer; Tom Wells,secretary and Keith Rich, past president. * Doug Bullard is cinema systemsliaison for Crown Audio, Elkhart, IN. * Don Eger has been appointeddirector of sales and marketing for the TEF division of Gold Line, WestRedding, CT. * Gary Pace has joined the sales force at Littlite/CAE,Hamburg, MI. * Carolyn Childress is plant manager of the principalmanufacturing facility at Atlas/Soundolier, Fenton, MO. * Officers electedto the Home Automation Association (HAA) are: William Maronet, chairman;Ken Kerr, president; Mike Cogbill, vice president and Richard Scholl,secretary/treasurer. Members elected to the board of directors include:Thomas Callahan, David Hanchelte, John Mack, Patricia Parks, Tim Shriverand Rick Thompson. * Joel Rosenblatt has been named national marketing andtraining manager for Atlantic Technology, Norwood, MA. * Glenn Adamo hasbeen appointed vice president of videoconferencing systems for the businessand professional group at Sony Electronics, Park Ridge, NJ. * GeoffLissaman is product development specialist for dbx and Allen & Heath U.S.,Sandy, UT. * Jim Giordano is president and CEO and Sharon Faustina is vicepresident of operations for the U.S. division of Studiomaster, Anaheim, CA.
* Ted Wlazlowski is executive vice president of professional security atUltrak, Lewisville, TX. * Allan Collins has been promoted to seniorconsultant applications engineer at Extron Electronics, Anaheim, CA.
ASIS relocates, releases referral program The American Society forIndustrial Security (ASIS) International has moved its headquarters to 1625Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314; phone: 703-519-6200; fax: 703-519-6299.The organization has also released its Executive Referral Service (ERS)program on the Internet, designed to serve the employment needs ofprofessional security practitioners. The ERS is accessible 24 hours a daythrough ASIS Online (www.asisonline.org) to ASIS members seeking newemployment opportunities and companies seeking to expand their currentprofessional security staff.
Neumann holds contest Neumann, Old Lyme, CT, has created a multimedia soundengineering contest to celebrate its 70th anniversary and the 100thbirthday of Georg Neumann. The competition is organized into six differentcategories pertaining to music and audio, with prizes awarded to thehighest scoring entries from participants worldwide. The closing date forentries is Sept. 21, 1998. Contest materials and information on how toenter are available on the company's Web site atwww.neumannusa.com/contest.htm.
Kayye forms consulting firm Gary Kayye has formed Kayye Consulting,Richardson, TX, a marketing consulting firm serving manufacturers anddealers in the A-V industry. Kayye has served as the vice president ofsales and marketing for AMX and Extron, as well as chairman and aninstructor at ICIA. Kayye Consulting may be contacted through its Web siteat www.kayye.com or by calling 888-997-3665.
Amek unveils Web site Amek, Salford, UK, has a new Web site at www.amek.comcovering all aspects of Amek business, with an emphasis on technicalsupport for existing users. Another feature is the Bargain Basement, whereusers can find equipment odds and ends at discounted prices.
Spirit By Soundcraft moves headquarters Spirit By Soundcraft has relocatedits North American headquarters to 4130 Citrus Ave., Suite 9, Rocklin, CA95677; phone: 916-630-3960; fax: 916-630-3950; Website:www.spiritbysoundcraft.com.
Sony signs videoconferencing agreements Sony Electronics, Park Ridge, NJ,has formed an agreement with SymTech, Huntingdon Valley, PA, to offersales, installation, training and 24-hour support for Sony's TriniCom lineof videoconferencing systems worldwide. Century Telephone Enterprises,Monroe, LA, has entered into a marketing agreement with Sony to sell andservice the TriniCom line in 21 central and western states. Sony will alsopartner with Ascend Communications, Alameda, CA, to package the TriniComMini 1000 Collaborative WorkGroup system with Ascend's Multiband MAX 2000inverse multiplexer.
Crestron adds department Crestron Electronics, Rockleigh, NJ, has formed anew technical sales department to provide quotes, system design, specialproject management and training. Fred Bargetzi has been appointed directorof technical sales.
Force acquires Comlux product line Force, Christiansburg, VA, amanufacturer of fiber-optic transmission systems for video, audio and data,is to acquire the Comlux series of digital video transmission equipmentfrom C-COR Electronics, State College, PA. The transaction grants Forceexclusive manufacturing and sales rights.
Soundcraft receives honor Soundcraft's Series 5 console was named Best NewAudio Product at the 1998 Live! Awards program.
Audix relocates Audix, a manufacturer of mics and monitor loudspeakers, hasmoved to a larger manufacturing facility at 9400 S.W. Barber St.,Wilsonville, OR 97070; phone: 503-682-6933; fax: 503-682-7114; Web site:www.audixusa.com.
Bruel & Kjaer brand renamed Effective Feb. 1, 1998, the Bruel & Kjaer (B&K)microphone brand has been renamed DPA Microphones. DPA Microphones willcontinue to service and support existing B&K models in the audio community.
AudioControl accepts Web orders Beginning March 1, 1998, residentialcontractors may order products any time of day directly from AudioControl'sWeb site at www.audiocontrol.com. AudioControl is based in MountlakeTerrace, WA, and services the custom installation industry.
Large Screen Display enters rental market Large Screen Display Rentals,Santa Ana, CA, has acquired the rental display business from Barco VisualSystems, formerly American Video Communications, Los Alamitos, CA. Theacquisition launches Large Screen Display Rentals in the boutique rentalmarket of providing display systems to the A-V dealer marketplace. DanSaldivar heads the company's sales and marketing efforts.
Stewart completes factory Stewart Electronics has relocated to 2925 GoldPan Court, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670; phone: 916-858-8375; fax:916-858-8380. The new facility houses pro-audio production lines, as wellas sales and marketing and corporate administrative offices.
Lamba plc is the exclusive distributor for 3G Ltd., Essex, UK, in the UKand Ireland. * New Times Marketing will represent Lowell Manufacturing,Pacific, MO, in southern CA and southern NV. * The Performance Group,Nashville, TN, was named representative of the year by CommunityProfessional Loudspeakers, Chester, PA. The Performance Group covers NC,SC, GA, AL, MS and TN. * DiModica and Associates will represent FurmanSound, Petaluma, CA, in FL, GA, NC, SC, AL, MS andeastern TN. * Main LineMarketing, Melbourne, FL, is the 1998 representative firm of the year forSennheiser, Old Lyme, CT. * Digital Interiors, Atlanta, is a dealer forSMART HOUSE, a distributor of home automation products based in Raleigh,NC. * ADI is a distributor for the EPISUITE line of software products fromG&A Imaging, Hull, QC, Canada. G&A specializes in image management softwaresystems. * Trius GmbH is the exclusive distributor in Germany for EasternAcoustic Works (EAW) International. * Marketing Concepts, Dallas, has beennamed the 1997 representative of the year for beyerdynamic, Farmingdale,NY. * Professional Sound Systems (PSS) is the distributor for Audio Ltd.,Buckinghamshire, UK, in Norway and Spain, while Sound Techniques has beenappointed Audio Ltd.'s distribution agents in New Zealand.