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Producer, engineer and recording artist Alan Parsons joined's (Vallejo, CA) adviser forums staffAMS Neve (Burnley, England) announced a

Producer, engineer and recording artist Alan Parsons joined's (Vallejo, CA) adviser forums staff…AMS Neve (Burnley, England) announced a restructuring in its board of directors; co-founder of AMS, Stuart Nevison, joins the board as marketing adviser; John Lawrence is the new chairman; and Douglas Graham brings his business experience to the board… Former VP of Apogee (Santa Monica, CA) David Kimm returned to the company as its new president… RealNetworks (Seattle) looked to the former president of Fox Network and Ticketmaster, Larry Jacobson, to fill the positions of president and COO. In other company news, Gary Drucker was hired as the new VP of the consumer division and Scott Ehrlich as the new VP of programming… Neutrik (Liechtenstein, Germany) announced the retirement of its founder, Bernhard Weingartner, as chairman of the board… Dolby Laboratories (San Francisco) has restructured its consumer division: Richard Hockenbrock was promoted to VP of licensing operations and heads the operations group; Steve Vernon joins the consumer division as VP of licensing technology and also heads the technology group; and senior VP and general manager Ed Schummer continues to oversee the intellectual property group… Line 6 (Thousand Oaks, CA) had many new appointments to its executive team: Watt Webb, VP of marketing; Teresa Covington, VP of finance and CFO; Ken Bauer, VP of human resources; Keith Carnall, managing director of Line 6 Europe; Dan Garrett, director of international sales for the Pacific Rim and Central and South Americas; Paul Wright, director of European sales; and Dan Cohen, presentation material designer… Technology and entertainment industry vet Scott Smith joins Sonicbox (Mountain View, CA) as the new CEO, while Jon Holtzman is the new CMO, and co-founder Niko Bolas assumes the role of chairman of the board… Klipsch (Indianapolis) promotions: David P. Kelly, senior VP of worldwide sales, and Cris Pyle, director of marketing. Klipsch also welcomed Dave Rutz to the company as the new senior VP of marketing and product development… Get out those address books! TC Electronic (Westlake Village, CA) opened a new office in China, at Apt. 702 bld. 8, Julong Garden, No. 68 Xinzhongjie, Dong Cheng District, 100 027 Beijing, China; 86/106/552-3490; fax 86/106/553-2634. Bitheadz (East Greenwich, RI) also opened a new office at 2850 South County Trail, East Greenwich, RI 02818; 401/886-7045; fax 401/886-7049. Gallery Software UK (London) has moved to Gallery 8 Somerset Gardens, Highgate, London N6 5EQ; 44/208/340-5677; fax 44/870/130-5336… The new general manger over as Mass Audio Visual (Burlington, MA) is Jeff Robinson.