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Venue Services Group (Torrance, CA), a national systems integration firm that provides engineering, design and installations of television facilities, has hired sports television executive Dave Shaw as its new president…
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Venue Services Group (Torrance, CA), a national systemsintegration firm that provides engineering, design and installations oftelevision facilities, has hired sports television executive DaveShaw as its new president…Former chairman/CEO of MCA MusicEntertainment Group Al Teller has joined the board of directorsof INgrooves (San Francisco), a digital label and distributioncompany…Rainer Schmitz was tapped as a new managingdirector of TerraTec Electronic GmbH (Nettetal,Germany)…Gibson Guitar (Nashville) announced thatentertainment exec Joel Cherry is the company's general counsel,senior VP and corporate secretary…Video game composer JamesHannigan, who works out of Pinewood Film Studios in London, hasbeen signed to Mojo Working International (New YorkCity)…Elkhart, Ind.-based Crown International has namedLarry Baker as market director for portable P.A., recording andbroadcast…Former VP, public-address business unit at KlotzDigital America, Tim Schaeffer joined Allen & HeathUSA (Agoura Hills, CA) as director of sales…ProductionResource Group (New Windsor, NY) announced that industry veteranPhil Hall has joined the company's integrated solutionsdivision. Hall's hiring establishes a regional sales office for PRG inAlameda, Calif. He can be reached at 510/864-0204…Ray VanStraten has been promoted to QSC's (Costa Mesa, CA) newMI/retail market manager. In other company news, Paul Gazarianhas been appointed to customer satisfaction manager…PeterEggleston joined Sonic Network (Boston) as director of salesand marketing…Stanton Magnetics (Hollywood, FL) hiredPablo La Rosa as marketing manager…New distribution deals:PreSonus Audio (Baton Rouge, LA) has appointed Hand in HandDistribution (Cornwall, England) as the exclusive distributor inthe UK; Wilson Audio Sales Inc. (Nashville) will representMartin Audio (Kitchener, Ontario) in the Southeastern states;API Audio (Jessup, MD) will be represented in Nashville byRack-N-Roll (Nashville); L-Acoustics US (Oxnard, CA)expands its rep network with BVC International (Corpus Christi,TX) handling Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Arkansas; Tascam(Montebello, CA) will exclusively distribute AMG (Fleet Hants,UK) loop libraries in the U.S.; and Edirol North America(Bellingham, WA) is the exclusive distributor for all Edirol-brandedproducts in the U.S. and Canada.

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