Industry Notes

Ted Keffalo, co-founder of Event Electronics (Santa Barbara, CA), was recently named president of the company and will continue to stay active in sales

Ted Keffalo, co-founder of Event Electronics (Santa Barbara, CA), was recently named president of the company and will continue to stay active in sales operations; previously he was VP of sales and marketing...WaveFrame (Emeryville, CA) welcomed Ron Franklin as the new company president. A 20-year industry veteran, Franklin was formerly the director of marketing for TimeLine Vista...Audio-Technica (Stow, oH) presented "rep of the year awards" to online Marketing for U.S. Professional Product and only Audio Marketing for Canadian Professional Product...Solid State Logic (oxford, England) promoted Claire Hall to national sales manager for broadcast products in the U.S. She will be working out of the New York office...Shure Incorporated (Evanston, IL) has named Michael Pilarczyk as chief financial officer and Christine Schyvinck as VP of operations. Meanwhile, the company announced that it has settled its intellectual property rights lawsuit against Taky Electronics Co. Ltd. (Taichung, Taiwain)...JBL Professional (Northridge, CA) announced a number of recent promotions: Mark Engebretson is now senior systems engineer, Rafael Quintero director of sales for Central and South America and Canada, Staci Moore national accounts coordinator, Brad Ricks systems integration specialist, and Rod Falconer marketing manager...Group one Ltd. (Farmingdale, NY) entered into a distribution contract with SPL Electronics GmbH (Niederkruchten, Germany) to distribute all SPL Electronics' products in the U.S....Joining the Sweetwater (Fort Wayne, IN) team are Robert Rebeck, Donnie Christian, Mike Manning, Paul Lunde, Alexander Jenkins, Greg McDougal and Steve Goodale as sales engineers...The position of key accounts manager at Canford (Washington, UK) has been assumed by Mike Reay...Salil Munjal was recognized as the VP and general counsel of Leitch (Toronto, oN)...DVDMedia (Philadelphia) announced the arrival of Jimmy Hoffman as studio manager...Ross A. Jerozal was appointed to principal consultant of Charles M. Salter Associates, Inc. (San Francisco) and Brian M. Bustard as consultant in the audio/visual department...Digital Audio Research (Surrey, England) appointed Nick Cook to the post of sales and marketing director...Andrew Hill joins the Studer (Regensdorf, Switzerland) family as a member in the console product management team...Don Hannah joins the ranks of HHB (U.S. office in Los Angeles) as sales engineer...BGW Systems (Los Angeles) announced the appointment of Steven Forrest as Northeast regional factory salesperson...Denon Professional (Pine Brook, NJ) recently named Hudson Marketing "rep of the year" for 1999. In other company news, Plus 4 Marketing was hired to cover Northern California and northern Nevada territories; Audio Associates will service the mid-Atlantic region...Bag End (Barrington, IL) has awarded Aldridge Marketing (Houston) two top rep awards for 1999, while Full Compass (Middleton, WI) took dealer of the year. Top in-house sales of the year was awarded to both Steve Krizka of Audio Biz (Wauconda, IL) and Robert Conklin of Gary Castelluccio and Assoc. (Clifton, NJ); William Caffey Associates, Inc. was named top hi-fi rep of the year. In other company news, Sirius Sales & Marketing (Antioch, CA) will represent Bag End in Northern California...TMH Corp., founded by multichannel guru Tomlinson Holman, has relocated to 2500 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 750, Los Angeles, CA 90057...Rolls Corporation moved to 5968 South 350 West, Murray, UT 84107...Symetrix (Lynnwood, WA) product owners will be able to access this company on the Internet as the it relaunches its Web site. The new address is