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Former Keyboard editor-in-chief and director of artist relations at Riffage.com Marvin Sanders was named the new VP of publishing at HarmonyCentral.com...Sennheiser
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Former Keyboard editor-in-chief and director of artist relations at Riffage.com Marvin Sanders was named the new VP of publishing at HarmonyCentral.com...Sennheiser (Old Lyme, CT) announced a number of recent promotions: Andy James West Coast market developer, Matt Carlin East Coast market developer, and Greg Beebe channel manager. Sennheiser also named One Dream Sound (NYC) the 1999 Chevin dealer of the year...In Technics (Secaucus, NJ) news, Gary Milam was promoted to group sales manager, Sally Steed was appointed Northwest account representative, and Dan Davis will be the Southeast account manager.

Mackie Designs Inc. (Woodinville, WA) announced the promotions of Scott Garside to director of market research and Chris Middaugh to merchandising manager Dan Zimbelman returned to API (Columbia, MD) as worldwide director of console marketing and sales...Sound Sales (Columbia, MD) was recognized by Soundcraft (Nashville) as its rep of the year. Soundcraft also announced a number of new appointments: Jennifer Schanhals marketing coordinator, Chris Griffin digital products specialist, Greg Mensching sales administrator, and Eric Brough sales engineer...Rita Giacalone, Bob Lowig and Lorraine Sponza have been recognized by Beyerdynamic (Heilbronn, Germany) for 20 years of service. Beyerdynamic also announced some new appointments: Natalie Scalise national representative for Canada, Jeffrey M. Brownstein director of marketing and strategic projects, Alan Feckanin director of sales in North America, and Harmut Reichert director of international marketing and sales. Beyerdynamic subsidiary, Beyerdynamic USA has become Beyerdynamic North America (Farmingdale, NY) as it assumes responsibility for the product line in both the U.S. and Canada...Mike Malloy has been named VP of manufacturing for Alesis Corporation (Santa Monica, CA). Additional appointments at Alesis: Michael Berstein chief financial officer and Jeff Harris Eastern sales manager...Peggy Blaze was appointed VP of marketing at DSP Media (Studio City, CA), a post-production systems provider...New hires at EMTEC Pro Media (Valencia, CA): Thom Salibury Western sales manager, Eric Bonetti MI marketing specialist, and Teresa Rutledge marketing coordinator...Maxell Corporation (Fair Lawn, NJ) appointed industry veterans Dave Brune and Dan Richards, Midwest sales manager and Western regional manager, respectively...Media technology provider, Klotz Digital America (Norcross, GA) appointed Mark Kaltman VP of operations...Tim Lowther will be the new UK sales manager at Sonifex (Northants, UK), provider of broadcast audio technology...Aphex Systems (Sun Valley, CA), a pro audio provider, appointed Steve Gordoni sales and marketing manager...JSM (NYC) added composer Jamie Hartman to its roster...Howard Zimmerman will be the new national sales manger for pro audio at Vergence Technology Inc. (Benicia, CA)...Pat Weaver, formerly of AdMusic (Santa Monica, CA), joined Musikvergnuegen (Hollywood) as executive producer...Sheffield Recording Ltd. Inc. (Phoenix, MD) brought Sal Chandon on as general manager of the audio/video services division and director of education of the Sheffield Institute of the Recording Arts...The Mix Place (NYC) partners, Bobby Elder and Kenny Fredrickson, joined East Side Audio, a member of the New York Media Group...Soundscape Digital Inc. moved to 4435 McGrath St., No. 308, Ventura, CA 94608; 805/658-7375; fax 805/658-6395...Bag End Loudspeaker Systems (Barrington, IL) added Thisco (Midvale, UT) as its rep in the Rocky Mountain West region and GMI (Avon, MA) as its rep in New England.