Mar 1, 1999 12:00 PM, SOUND & VIDEO CONTRACTOR STAFF
ACE Products Group has appointed Rick Carlson to the position of salesmanager. Otari Corporation welcomes Nick Balsamo as regional sales managerof its recently established Northeast regional sales & support office inManhattan. As part of the company's New York expansion office, Peter Kehoehas been appointed Otari product specialist, Northeast region, and Otari'sNashville office has appointed Terry Palmer as Southeast regional servicemanager. William Scranton has been appointed executive vice president ofsales and marketing, and Timothy Rendo is the executive vice president offinance and operations of Boynton Studio, Morris, NY. Both men have alsobeen designated part owners with Roger Boynton. Wayne Freeman joins AMEK,Burbank, CA, as U.S. sales and marketing director. Telex, Minneapolis, hasnamed Willy Dahlskog broadcast sales manager for Europe, Africa and theMiddle East and has created an executive management team with JohnPalleschi as president of the speakers and microphones group, Dan Dantzleras president of the electronics group and Glen Cavanaugh as president ofthe multimedia/audio communications group. Deiter Horn has been appointedregional sales director for Quantegy Europa B.V.'s German and Austrianoffices. Shure, Evanston, IL, announces three new appointments: GregAugspurger as executive vice president and chief operating officer, JaneWilke as general manager of international sales and market development, andDavid Doll as chief financial officer. Robert Belt has been appointedregional manager, Southwest region, for TOA Electronics, San Francisco.Also joining TOA is Laura Walter as marketing communications coordinator.Azden Corporation, Franklin Square, NY, has named Norman Levenstein asdirector, OEM sales and product development. AKG Acoustics, Nashville, TN,appoints Doug MacCallum as vice president and general manager of USoperations. Sam Spennacchio has been named national sales manager for USAmarkets for Crest Audio, Paramus, NJ. Crest Audio has also appointed JochenFrohn as director of sales and marketing. Wayne Morris is the new presidentof Lexicon, Bedford, MA. Klark Teknik Group, Worcestershire, England, hasappointed Patricia Baxter as public relations officer and David Wiggins asinternational sales manager. Panasonic Broadcast & Digital Systems Company(PBDSC), Los Angeles, has appointed Tom Weems as product marketing managerfor DVCPRO products, James Chan as marketing manager for PresentationsSystems Group, and Tore Nordahl as vice president, product development. OWLVideo Systems, Miramir, FL, adds Michael Verkinder as Western regionalsales manager. Audio Biz, Wauconda, IL, has appointed Brian Voss to theposition of customer service specialist. Ruben Furcayg is to provide salesand marketing consulting for CZ Labs, Congers, NY. ACT Teleconferencing,Denver, has named Robert Aubry managing director of ACT TeleconferencingCanada. Residential Cabling System (RCS), Ayer, MA, has welcomed Brain Reedas its new product manager. Lynnette Gracey joins AMX as manager LatinAmerica and the Caribbean. Escient, Carmel, IN, announced the appointmentsof Thomas E. Vanneman to its executive team as vice president and chieffinancial officer, Dave Keller as chief operating officer, and ChrisStevens as senior vice president and member of the board of directors, andCat Fowler as vice president of marketing for the consumer division.Production sound mixer Gene S. Cantamessa has been selected by the CinemaAudio Society to receive its Career Achievement Award. The ConsumerElectronics Manufacturers Assocition (CEMA), Arlington, VA, elected a newBoard of Directors and new executive leaders. Darrell Issa will be chairmanof the Board, Ron Stone will be vice chairman of the Board, and Jerry Kalovwas re-elected industry vice president. ASPI Digital has promoted ChristineSchleiff Harper to marketing manager and Paul Tardif to director of sales.Lightware, Beaverton, OR, has named Mark Reed as interim president, CEO andmember of the Lightware Board of Directors. Bob Brown has been promoted tovice president of expositions and conventions for domestic trade events forThe International Communications Industries Association (ICIA). LazarusLighting Design (LLD), Burbank, CA, has appointed Beverley Burrowes aschief operating officer. Harris Corporation, Cincinnati, has named RickShipley television district sales manager and Wes Kimes vice president ofworldwide sales and has promoted Cam Eicher to manager of the BroadcastCenter.