Industry Notes

Telex Communications (Minneapolis, MN) announced the creation of an executive management team with John Palleschi as president of the newly formed speakers

Telex Communications (Minneapolis, MN) announced the creation of an executive management team with John Palleschi as president of the newly formed speakers and microphones group, Dan Dantzler as president of the new electronics group and Glen Cavanaugh as president of the existing multimedia/audio communications group. The Speakers and Microphones group assumes responsibility for all speaker and wired mic products under the brand names Electro-Voice, Altec Lansing, University Sound and Dynacord. The Electronics Group will handle wireless mics, intercoms, amplifiers, mixers, signal processors and consoles under the Dynacord, Vega, Klark-Teknik, Midas, DDA, Merlin, Electro-Voice, Telex and ProStar brand names...Nashville-based AKG Acoustics named Doug MacCallum VP and general manager of U.S. operations. MacCallum came to AKG in 1996 from Mark lV Audio, where he served for 13 years, most recently as VP...Julia A. Wesley was promoted to executive producer/sales and marketing at New York City's Howard Schwartz Recording. Wesley joined HSR in 1996...At Klark-Teknik (Worcestershire, UK), Patricia Baxter was appointed public relations officer, and David Wiggins was appointed international sales manager...QSC Audio (Costa Mesa, CA) appointed Clare Climaco as its in-house public relations coordinator and named DiModica & Associates as its sales representative for Florida...Mike Muench, former VP of Apple Computer, was brought aboard as CEO at Line 6 (Thousand Oaks, CA)...Wayne Morris was recently appointed president of Lexicon (Bedford, MA)...Euphonix Inc. tapped Richard McKernan to be recorder sales manager. McKernan will be responsible for overseeing sales of the R-1 in the Western territory...Steve Hathaway was named director of regional sales for broadcast systems in Europe, the Middle East and Africa at Harris Corporation (Cincinnati, OH). The company also appointed Chuck Maines to radio district sales manager serving Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and the Florida Panhandle....California State University, Northridge Extension, now offers an audio technology certificate program. Developed by engineers, the yearlong session offers training in audio maintenance, problem solving and crisis management. Call 818/677-3916 for info...NARAS president and CEO Michael Greene announced that this year MusiCares celebrates its 10th anniversary of providing critical human service programs to members of the music community...Bose Corporation (Framingham, MA) and Philips Communication & Security Systems (Eindhoven, Netherlands) have agreed to work together on promoting and marketing each other's specialties...Wedemark, Germany-based Sennheiser Electronic Corporation named Spoiled by Technology (Naperville, IL) Rep of the Year. Most improved sales went to Elrep Sales (Tucker, GA)...Systems Development Group (Frederick, MD) announced the promotion of L.D. Warrington to president and Paul Wolke to VP. Bruce Whittington was brought onboard as sales and marketing rep...Eastco Pro Audio/Video Corporation has moved all operations from West Seneca, NY, to 3646 California Road, Orchard Park, NY 14127. Ph: 716/662-0536...Be Incorporated (Menlo Park, CA) tapped Lamar Potts as VP of Internet appliances, and promoted Timothy Self to VP of developer relations and Frank Boosman to VP of business development...Disc Makers (Pennsauken, NJ) entered into an online retail distribution agreement with The Orchard ( When Disc Makers fulfills a CD order, the delivery is accompanied by a distribution agreement that includes a Web page on The Orchard.