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Relocating to the U.S. from Japan, Nick Higashino is the new president of Otari USA Sales Inc. (Canoga Park, CA)Recently serving as Denon's (Pine Brook,
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Relocating to the U.S. from Japan, Nick Higashino is the new president of Otari USA Sales Inc. (Canoga Park, CA)…Recently serving as Denon's (Pine Brook, NJ) senior VP of sales and marketing, Stephen Baker is now the company' president…Warren Lieberfarb joined Sirius' (New York City) Board of Directors…The new CEO of the Stanton Group (Hollywood, FL) is Dave Froker; he will also act as president of Stanton Magnetics…DTS (Agoura Hills, CA) promoted Patrick Watson to senior VP of strategy and business development and has hired Brian Towne as VP of consumer…Scott Persson joined the audio staff at Burst@Creative Bubble (New York City)…New QSC Audio (Costa Mesa, CA) appointments: Paul Kenlin, senior technical trainer; and Shawn Watts, systems specialist of installed sound…Baton Rouge, La.-based PreSonus has added Brad Zell to its staff as professional products manager…DAW manufacturer SADiE (Nashville) brought in Ed Thompson, U.S. director of sales…hsr/ny (New York City) named John Levy, who stepped into the newly created position of executive sales directory…LOUD Technologies (Woodinville, WA) stepped up its sales organization with the addition of David Christensen (director of international sales) and Kurt Metzler (director of sales for installed sound market in the U.S.)…Kord Frederick Taylor will serve Wave Distribution's (Ringwood, N.J.) reseller and end-user clients from San Jose, Calif., to Vancouver, Canada, as well as Idaho, Utah, Montana and northern Nevada as the northwestern regional sales manager. In other Wave Distribution news, the company will exclusively represent SRS Labs' (Santa Ana, CA) Circle Surround VST Pro Plug-In…On the other side of the U.S., Joe Sciulli was appointed eastern regional sales manager for Sennheiser Communications (Old Lyme, CT).