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Industry News, August 2008 - Mixonline

Industry News, August 2008

Jim Mack jumps over to PreSonus (Baton Rouge, LA) as CEOMcNally Smith College of Music (St. Paul, MN) promoted Andr Fischer to executive director of the
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Jim Mack jumps over to PreSonus (Baton Rouge, LA) as CEO…McNally Smith College of Music (St. Paul, MN) promoted André Fischer to executive director of the McNally Smith Foundation…Acoustical engineer Gavin Haverstick was promoted to the newly created position of lead acoustical engineer at Auralex Acoustics (Las Vegas)…HiFi Music + Sound Design (Santa Monica, CA) new hires: Kevin Laffey, head of the new music licensing division; composers Jan Pomerans, Kevin McCormick, Michael Gatt and Brian Sargent; sound designer/composer Owen O'Toole; and sales managers Mary Matusz (West Coast) and Paul Saylor (Midwest)…Radian Audio Engineering (Orange, CA) named Timothy Thornton as director of sales and marketing…New VP of marketing at the Stanton Group (Hollywood, FL) is Tony Rodrigues…More marketing news: Max Gutnik is Digidesign's (Daly City, CA) new marketing manager, professional products; and Meyer Sound Germany appointed Peter Schädel as marketing coordinator…New distribution deals: Allen & Heath (Agoura Hills, CA) tapped Comodo Mattina and Korg Import Division to handle sales/distribution/service in Japan; XTA (Worcestershire, England) new distributors include DA Professional SRL (Argentina), Audioacustica y Electronica (Mexico), GEM kft (Hungary), Sense (Iceland), Konsbud Audio (Poland) and Technimusica (Portugal); Furman (Petaluma, CA) has partnered with S~WAVE Marketing for distribution/sales; and BTX Technologies (Hawthorne, NY) was named the U.S. distributor of Sprox's (Charlevoix, MI) Soundog audio system.