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Twenty-seven-year industry veteran Piers Plaskitt was appointed vice president of worldwide sales and marketing at Euphonix Inc. (Palo Alto, CA). Best
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Twenty-seven-year industry veteran Piers Plaskitt was appointed vice president of worldwide sales and marketing at Euphonix Inc. (Palo Alto, CA). Best known for helping to establish a worldwide presence for Solid State Logic, Plaskitt returned to the manufacturing side after a stint at New York Media Group, where he served as vice president. Plaskitt began his audio career at Apple Studios, and later served as an engineer and studio manager in Nashville and New York City before joining SSL in 1983....Solid State Logic (Oxford, UK) announced the appointment of Micheal Descoteau as VP Broadcast Sales, U.S. Eastern Region. Descoteau previously served as an audio equipment consultant for six Olympic Games and worked as a manufacturer representative and in regional management and distribution...Bradley J. Tabor was appointed national sales manager at Hafler (Tempe, AZ). Previously, Tabor worked as a product specialist for Groove Tubes/GT Electronics...Jeff Laity was named digital products manager at Burbank, CA-based Amek. Laity, who previously served as signal processing marketing manager at Alesis, will be responsible for the DMS Series and for new product specification...Northridge, CA-based JBL Professional promoted Tom Weeber to senior director of sales, United States. Weeber, a 25-year veteran of the pro audio industry, joined JBL in 1993 and was appointed director of sales in 1995. Prior to joining JBL he worked for Yamaha Corporation...Lou Vlahos was brought onboard as director of marketing communications at EVI Audio (Buchanan, MI). Vlahos has worked in the marketing, media relations and advertising fields for nearly 20 years. In related news, Telex Communications Inc. announced that all corporate functions within Buchanan, MI-based EVI Audio will be relocated to Telex Communications headquarters in Minneapolis during the year 2000. The company is planning to move to larger offices to accommodate the shift...Otari Corporation (Canoga Park, CA) relocated of its Southeast regional offices to Nashville's Music Row. The new offices are located at 1214 17th Ave. South and feature a state-of-the-art demonstration facility...Another Nashville emigre is Spirit By Soundcraft. The company has relocated its U.S. operations in Rocklin, CA, to the Harman Pro North America facility at 1449 Donelson Pike, Nashville, TN 37217; phone 615/360-0445...Bobby Frasier joined Alesis (Santa Monica, CA) as sales training manager, and Brad Carr was named Western sales manager...THAT Corporation (Milford, MA) tapped James J. Girouard as VP of manufacturing. Previously Girouard served as operations manager at NorthStar Technologies...Melbourne, Fla-based Harris Corporation has acquired Pacific Research & Engineering Corporation...Event Electronics (Santa Barbara, CA) announced two new additions: David Miller was hired as digital design engineer and David Pollard was brought onboard as analog circuit design engineer...Graham-Patten Systems Inc. has a new mailing address: 13366 Grass Valley Avenue, Grass Valley, CA 95945...San Francisco-based Rocket Network announced new roles for two members of its executive team. Pam Miller was named president and chief executive officer, and co-founder Willy Henshall will serve as chairman of the company's board of directors...Soundtube (Park City, Utah) hired Jill Levine as administrative assistant. The company also recently expanded its manufacturing facility to more than double its size...Bag End (Barrington, Il) announced that Samuel K. MacDonald Inc. represents the company in Delaware, Maryland, The District of Columbia, eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Virginia.