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Paul McGuire, president of Electro-Voice (Buchanan, MI) for the past nine years (23 years with the company), has announced his retirement; he will stay
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Paul McGuire, president of Electro-Voice (Buchanan, MI) for the past nine years (23 years with the company), has announced his retirement; he will stay on through February as a consultant to Telex...A new Web site for the recording industry-geared toward producers, engineers and pro audio news, with links to the Music Producers Guild of the Americas-can be found at RPMDirect.com...Dolby Laboratories (San Francisco) has won a second consecutive technical Emmy for its share in the development of DVD with its Dolby Digital technology...Veteran system designer and live sound engineer Rich Frembes has been named application support group specialist at Eastern Acoustic Works (Whitinsville, MA)...Quantegy (Opileka, AL) and Xytech Systems (Burbank, CA), a supplier of facility management systems for the entertainment industry, have entered a partnership whereby Xytech's software, Enterprise 3.0, will be the standard application for Quantegy products. Meanwhile, Xytech has opened an international office in London.Visit www.xytechsystems.com or call 818/767-7400 for more information...Christopher Bradlee has joined MediaFORM (Exton, PA) as vice president/sales & marketing. During the past five years Bradlee has gained significant experience in acquisitions, mergers and IPOs...Bag End Loudspeaker Systems (Barrington, IL) has reached agreement with S.M.A.R.T. Distribution of Maidstone, Kent, uK, to represent the loudspeaker manufacturer in the music industry and sound installation market in Great Britain...SADiE (Cambridge, uK) has appointed Geoff Calver as sales and marketing director, responsible for international development and heading up sales in the uK...Liquid Audio has added a number of labels to its roster for distribution of material over the Internet, including Aware Records, Chesky Records, Drive Entertainment, The Music Company, The Orchard and Smithsonian Folkways Records. Also, Liquid has announced the formation of Liquid Audio Korea, establishing a foothold in the Pacific Rim...Ednet (San Francisco) has made Barry Rubin, a 20-year broadcast vet, its director of sales, and Harvey Louie its director of Webcasting operations...Gemini (Carteret, NJ), makers of DJ equipment, and AudioMusico have combined forces to open the first pro audio/music instrument megastore in South America, in Santiago, Chile...Former manufacturer's rep Patrick Conneen has joined Internet retailer ConnectSound (Newtown Square, PA) as director of sales and marketing...Telex Communications Inc. has sold its interest in Vega to Vitec Group Plc...Redwood Music Corporation (Sandy, uT) will be the exclusive u.S. distributor of STK Electronics products...John MacDonald has been named president and CEO of Leitch Technology Corporation (Toronto), makers of audio and video equipment for the broadcast industry...mp3radio.com has named Craig Hahn director of sales...Grace Design, makers of the Lunatec mic preamp, has appointed (Playa del Rey, CA) its West Coast manufacturer's rep. Call 310/305-8350...Rolls Corporation, which contains the audio divisions of Bellari and RFX, has broken ground on a new manufacturing facility in Murray, uT...Sweetwater Sound (Fort Wayne, IN), a leading dealer in MI and pro audio gear, is sponsoring a sound design contest for users of Kurzweil K2000/K2500/K2600 Series keyboards. Visit www.sonikmatter/K2000/contest/contest.html. Meanwhile, Sweetwater has added four engineers to its sales staff: Gary Goldblum, Mike Humrichouse, David Thackeray and Clint Crump...Soren Viinberg has joined Mach Speakers, a division of Martin Professional, as R&D engineer.