Industry News

New York city-based Tekserve opened its pro audio division, headed up by Ken Patnaude…DiGiCo USA (Nashville) hired industry vet Tom Semmes as its general manager to direct U.S. operations…

New York city-based Tekserve opened its pro audio division,headed up by Ken PatnaudeDiGiCo USA (Nashville)hired industry vet Tom Semmes as its general manager to directU.S. operations…Phil Celia was promoted to general managerof Fostex America (Norwalk, CA), while Derek Badala movedup to national sales manager…Based in Tokyo, Nao Ohtake isthe new director of operations for DTS Japan…Overseeingproduct design, engineering and implementation, David Fournierjoins Eventide as director of product management…LarsFuchs (While You Were Out) joins Click 3x (New YorkCity) as its first full-time staff editor; Fuchs will call the all-newAvid edit suite his home…SurgeX (Pipersville, PA), adivision of New Frontier Electronics, has hired Don Kugler as VPof sales…Korg USA, exclusive distributor for Vestax DJ/proaudio products, named Joe Giacopelli (aka, DJ Joe Jack) as theVestax associate product manager…Paul Jenkins joinsAKG (Nashville) in the newly created position of U.S. nationalsales manager…Sweetwater (Fort Wayne, IN) welcomes JimRorick, studio account executive, and Chris Waldron, artdirector…Digigram (Montbonnot, France) hired MirandaHageman as sales and communicationsdirector…Sennheiser (Old Lyme, CT) hired its first VP ofmarketing: Stefanie Reichert…Distribution news: BagEnd (Barrington, IL) has expanded Bob White Associates'(Solon, OH) territory to include Indiana and Kentucky; Mackie(Woodinville, WA) signed Eakins/Bernstein & Assoc. (KansasCity) to handle Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and southern Illinois;Evolution products in the U.S. will be handled by BrainchildGroup LLC; Marketing Concepts (Dallas) will represent AuralexAcoustics' (Indianapolis) products in the Southwest.

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