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Producer, arranger and musician Ron Fair has been named president at A&M Records (Hollywood)Physical Optics Corporation spin-off Broadata Communications
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Producer, arranger and musician Ron Fair has been named president at A&M Records (Hollywood)…Physical Optics Corporation spin-off Broadata Communications Inc. (Torrance, CA) appointed Burt Walker as the new president and CEO…The first executive director for the Blues Music Association (Memphis) is Maggie Mortensen…NSCA Education Foundation (Cedar Rapids, IA) named a new board of directors: Mark Dundas, Sandy LaMantia and Loyd Ivey Ivey…The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (Hollywood) awarded Fairlight (Hollywood) a Scientific and Engineering award for the design and development of the DaD digital audio dubber…Oscar-winning sound re-recording mixer Chris Jenkins was named the senior VP of sound services at Universal Studios (Universal City, CA)…Andrew Rosen moves into his new position of regional VP of sales at Clear Channel (San Antonio, TX)…Telex (Burnsville, MN) appointments: Tom Hansen, VP of sales for live and installed sound, and Garry Templin, VP of business development for the company's pro audio division…Jim Pennock, VP of advanced technology, Rick McClendon, director of national sales, and John Hansen, director of engineering, join Harman Music Group's (Salt Lake City) management team…Jensen Transfomers (Van Nuys, CA) promoted Dave Hill to general manager…Craig Hannabury joins Digital Harmony (Seattle) as director of sales for pro technologies…The new senior design engineer over at Hampshire, England-based Audient is Martyn Flood…Working with the sales team at BC Electronic Sales Inc. (Kansas City, MO) is Tony Jones. He will manage the St. Louis, MO, office and is responsible for portions of Iowa, Illinois and Missouri. In other company news, Kent Clasen was promoted to director of marketing…New distribution deals: beyerdynamic North America (Farmingdale, NY) is the new distributor for MIPRO Electronics' (Chiayi City, Taiwan) UHF and VHF wireless systems in North America. ZAG Inc. (Franklin, TN) acts as the exclusive U.S. distributor for Funktion-One's (Bath, UK) Resolution Series. Anaheim, CA-based Star Enterprises is Nexo USA's (San Rafael, CA) representative in Southern California, Las Vegas and Hawaii. Level Control Systems (Sierra Madre, CA) appointed Marketing Concepts (Dallas) as its representative in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana. In other company news, Bardy Hayes, sales rep for LCS, named Production Audio Services (Melbourne, Australia) as its exclusive distributor for Australia and New Zealand…Genesis Microchip (Alviso, CA) named Baranti Group Inc. (Toronto) as its design center…QDesign (Mountain View, CA) opened the doors of its new Silicon Valley office at 888 Villa St., Suite 110, Mountain View, CA 94041.