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Tom Fredricks, president of Copp Systems (Dayton, OH) has been elected president of the NSCA; Fredricks will serve a two-year term. In other NSCA news,
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Tom Fredricks, president of Copp Systems (Dayton, OH) has been elected president of the NSCA; Fredricks will serve a two-year term. In other NSCA news, George Serban, president of Serban Sound and Communications (Bakersfield, CA) will fill John Glans' seat on the board of directors, following Glans' retirement. Current board members Nacy Emerson, VP of MTC Systems (Calgary, Alberta) and Randy Vaughan, president of Ambassador Enterprises (Portsmouth, VA) have also been re-elected...Happenings at Soundcraft (Nashville): Kim Templeman has been appointed general manager, and Sound Sales (Columbia, Md.) was named rep of the year at the recent NAMM show in Los Angeles. Spirit by Soundcraft appointed Greg Addington regional sales manager and named Griffith Sales (Duluth, GA) its rep of the year...A number of new appointments at JBL (Northridge, CA): Mark Engebreston senior systems engineer, Rafael Quintero director of sales for South/Central America and Canada, Staci Moore national accounts coordinator, Rod Falconer professional projects group marketing manager, and Brad Ricks professional projects group systems integration specialist...Ian Thacker has been tapped by dbx (Sandy, UT) to be its new director of sales. Other personnel changes at dbx: Aaron Kunz regional sales manager, Jason Kunz communications writer and Todd Stevenson customer service supervisor...Recent changes at Beyerdynamic (Farmingdale, NY): Natalie Scalise national representative for Canada, Jeffery M. Brownstien promoted to director of marketing and strategic projects for North America, and Alan Feckanin director of sales...Jeff Klopmeyer has joined Tascam (Montebello, CA) as advertising/marketing manager...Emerald Entertainment Group (Nashville) has named Joe Romeo CEO...Chris Brand has been picked up by SoundTube Entertainment (Park City, UT) to be its new international sales manager...Producer Jimmy Lee has been added to the roster at JSM Music (New York City)...John Kirchner has been promoted to president and chief operating officer at DTS (Augora Hills, CA), a provider of multichannel audio technology. Additionally, DTS has announced a partnership with Spruce Technologies (San Jose, CA) to provide a solution for encoding and authoring DVD titles using the DTS standard...Stacey L. Nooney will be the new project coordinator at Cotton Hill Studios (Albany, NY)...Ron Franklin has been named president at Waveframe (Emeryville, CA)...HHB (Los Angeles) a pro audio provider, has tapped Ruth Spencer to be its East Coast sales executive, heading up the company's new office in New York...Nick Cook has joined Amek as sales and marketing director...Harrison South West Sales (Garden Grove, CA) has been recognized by DOD (Sandy, UT) as its rep of the year...Crown International (Elkhart, IN) has appointed Bradford Benn project integration manager...A number of new appointments at Biamp Systems (Beaverton, OR): Felipe Vargas Latin America regional manager, Steve Matzger Southern regional manager and Jeff Peyton senior analog design engineer...Bill Robinson has been appointed VP of sales and marketing at Redwood Music Corp. (Sandy, UT). Redwood Music has also become the U.S. distributor for STK Electronics (Kimpo City, Korea)...Tom Young has been tapped by Meyer Sound (Berkeley, CA) to be its new technical sales engineer...A pair of new appointments at Symetrix (Lynnwood, WA), provider of installed sound solutions: Ted Wolfe software applications consultant and Gerri Krause marketing communications assistant...John Nemeth will be the new product director at Apogee Electronics Corp. (Santa Monica, CA).