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Scott Emmerman was promoted to VP of domestic sales and marketing at Emu-Ensoniq (Scotts Valley, CA). Emmerman joined E-mu Systems in 1993 as Western
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Scott Emmerman was promoted to VP of domestic sales and marketing at Emu-Ensoniq (Scotts Valley, CA). Emmerman joined E-mu Systems in 1993 as Western sales manager; before that he spent 13 years at Roland Corporation working as a guitar demonstrator and Southeastern sales representative...Ian Thacker was appointed general manager of Klark Teknik Group USA (Buchanan, MI). Thacker was formerly a regional sales manager for Community Light and Sound...Otari Corp. news: Chris Steinwand was named documentation marketing manager; he'll be responsible for coordination of Otari's tech support documentation and maintenance of the company's Web site. Jim Rogers, formerly with Starstruck Studios, was hired as senior service technician. Dana Hathaway was brought onboard as product specialist...Quantegy Inc. closed its Peachtree City, GA, offices and relocated all headquarters staff to the company's production facility. The new address is 2230 Marvyn Parkway, Opelika, AL 36801; mail can also be sent to P.O. Box 190, Opelika, AL 36803-0190...Renkus-Heinz Inc. (Irvine, CA) announced the appointment of Christian Doering as director of marketing. Doering previously worked for EAW...David Schwartz, who co-founded Mix in 1977 and was the editor-in-chief for 18 years, was appointed director of industry relations at Ex'pression Center for New Media (Emeryville, CA)...HHB Communications USA moved its offices into a 6,000-square-foot facility. The new address is 1410 Centinela Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90025-2501. The phone and fax numbers remain the same. HHB also announced two new dealer representatives: Plus Four Marketing (Concord, CA) and Murphy & Cota (Norcross, GA)...Alesis Corporation (Santa Monica, CA) announced that Arnd Kaiser was promoted to international marketing manager. Kaiser will continue to work from his office in Wiesbaden, Germany...Joel Silverman resigned his position as Lexicon's VP of North American Sales to join Nashville, TN-based JamSync. Silverman will be responsible for sales and marketing communications...Sweetwater Sound (Ft. Wayne, IN) update: Greg Baitz was appointed technical training coordinator; Matthew Craig, Spiro Theofilatos and Bill Thompson were brought onboard as sales engineers. Additionally, Sweetwater was recently named 1998 regional Dealer of the Year by Neumann...Digigram Inc. (North American headquarters in Arlington, VA) announced that Paul McClellan and Joel Rasmussen were hired as business development managers. Both will concentrate on establishing new U.S. partnerships for the company beyond its focus on radio. Meanwhile, at corporate headquarters in Montbonnot, France, founders Philippe Girard-Buttoz and Marian Marinescu handed over day-to-day management duties to Gerard Santraille and Neil Glassman... TEC:ton Engineering (Los Angeles), a division of studio bau:ton, appointed Andy Wild general manager. John Hanes was promoted to project manager, Bernard Reeve was appointed engineering manager and Claris Sayadian was hired as marketing and public relations manager...Fairlight USA (Culver City, CA) announced that Matthew Weiner was appointed senior product manager for the Eastern region, to be based in the company's New York office...Lisa Hankins was promoted to sales administration manager at Minneapolis-based Telex Communications Inc...API Audio (Springfield, VA) joined forces with Transamerica Audio Group. Transamerica will be API's exclusive U.S. distributor, providing marketing, advertising and public relations...Fred Perez was appointed vice president of sales and technical marketing for Microtech Systems' (Belmont, CA) line of CD-R and DVD production systems.