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Studio Audio & Video Ltd., (Cambridge, England), designers and manufacturers of the SADiE range of disk editors, announced a worldwide distribution agreement
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Studio Audio & Video Ltd., (Cambridge, England), designers and manufacturers of the SADiE range of disk editors, announced a worldwide distribution agreement with Daikin U.S. Comtec Laboratories for Daikin's Scenarist DVD authoring systems...Mackie Designs (Woodinville, WA) announced the formation of Mackie Industrial, a new division dedicated to designing families of products specifically for the needs of the installed contractor market. Headed by director Costa Lakoumentas, Mackie Industrial will create high-quality sound systems for installation in small to large venues. Much of the technology required for development of these products was acquired by Mackie with the purchase of Radio Cine Forniture S.P.A. in 1998...Music Annex (San Francisco) has added sound designer/mixer David "Dr. Dave" Marcus to its staff. Marcus logged more than 30,000 hours during his ten-year stint at Margarita Mix in Hollywood before making the move north...Multiple Grammy and TEC Award-winner George Massenburg recently formed a new company, Massenburg Design Works LLC. The electronic design group will be headed by Massenburg and will provide software and hardware tools for GML and other companies...Telex/EVI (Buchanan, MI) appointed industry veteran Alan B. Shirley vice president of marketing for the speakers and microphone group. Shirley recently served as managing director and founder of ABS Consulting LLP...Sony Electronics Inc. (Teaneck, NJ) created a new organization for its recording media sales and marketing operations to better meet the needs of its customers in the digital network world. Media Solutions Company (MSC) will be headed by Martin Homlish, president. Takayasu Hirano was named senior vice president and will manage all of Sony's branded retail and OEM recording media products. Mike Fasulo was named senior vice president of sales and operations and will manage national sales for MSC's branded products...NEXO USA (Cotati, CA) announced that Mainline Marketing will focus on the professional and commercial audio opportunities for the company in Florida; JMS Marketing will cover the Midwest and Southwest...Jim Bass was brought onboard at Nelson Sound (Burbank, CA) as part of the sales/design team. Bass came to Nelson Sound from Hughes Sound Engineering, where he served for 13 years, specializing primarily in the church market...Middleton, WI-based Full Compass announced that 15-year veteran Mark Nash was promoted to general manager. Robert Sheffield was promoted to vice president of sales and Michael Wild was hired as business office manager...Greg Duckett joined Rane Corporation (Mukilteo, WA) as director of R&D engineering. Duckett was previously senior design engineer at IVL Technologies. Meyer Marketing was recently appointed to represent Rane Corp. in Florida...Guitar Center announced the opening of its first systems contracting location in Southern California: GC Systems, 8010 Wheatland, Unit G, Sun Valley, CA 91352; 818/252-3388. Focusing on houses of worship markets, the company offers consultation, system designand installation contracting...Don and Carolyn Davis, founders of SynAudCon, were presented with the 1999 Heyser Award by the TEF Advisory Committee at the NSCA show. The award recognizes their creativity in transforming the vision of TEF into a usable technology...Farmingdale, NY-based Group One Ltd. was appointed exclusive United States sales representative by Miller & Kreisel Professional...Waves Ltd. (Knoxville, TN) tapped Bob Reardon as European sales manager. Reardon was formerly director of product marketing at Lexicon.