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Soundtracs (Surrey, England) announced numerous distribution appointments: HHB Communications (Toronto) represents the company in Canada; Sound & Vision
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Soundtracs (Surrey, England) announced numerous distribution appointments: HHB Communications (Toronto) represents the company in Canada; Sound & Vision (Heerenveen, Netherlands) is the sole distributor in the Netherlands; Danmon Norge A/S (Kolbotn, Norway) covers Norway; Audio International srl (Milan, Italy) is responsible for Italy; and TTS Professional Television AB (Sundbyberg, Sweden) distributes in Sweden...Lexicon (Bedford, MA) named many appointments: Larry Bennett is the national sales manager for the professional division; Steve Frankel was promoted to technical sales manager and field applications engineer; the new executive administrator is Robin Saragian; new graphic designer Jason Newton; and Jeremy Frost, consumer product specialist...Akai (Fort Worth, TX) appointed Sean Weitzmann to the position of technical sales director at the Hollywood, CA, office...Jeffrey Krull was named Shure's (Evanston, IL) new VP of engineering...Anne Bakoulis leads the Postworks (New York City) sales team as the director of national and international sales... Rhinoceros Visual Effects and Designs (New York City) added Harry Dorrington, digital artist, and David Barosin, CG director and project leader...Waves (Knoxville, TN) promoted Bob Reardon to VP of marketing...John Murray returns to TOA (South San Francisco, CA) as product fieldspecialist...SaatiAmericas (Somers, NY) appointed Aida Boone as the new bilingual customer service specialist...Yamaha (Buena Park, CA) announced many promotions: Jim Wooten, director of artist services; Susan Davies Muhler, artist services manager; Craig Knudsen, electronic keyboard marketing manager; and Paul Calvin, piano marketing manager...Robert Hanson joins Leitch (Chesapeake, VA) as senior VP of sales for the U.S....ATTIK (New York City) named Ian J. Cohen director of client services...The new senior product manager for Rockford Corporation (Tempe, AZ) is Rex Whitehead...Raul Gonzalez is the new product manager for tour sound, and Simon Jones is director of the European market for JBL (Northridge, CA)...SADiE (Nashville) brought aboard Jayson Tomlin, national sales manager...Sam Spennacchio was appointed to national sales director for Crest Audio (Paramus, NJ)...Professional Audio Design (Rockland, MA) announced new hires Tony Belmont, system consultant, and Bruce Bartone, director of marketing...Full Compass (Middleton, WI) promoted Ron Rivers to assistant national sales manager...Panasonic (Cypress, CA) announced that Carl Marinoff is the new area sales manager, and Fred Jones is now the national sales and marketing manager...Ashley Audio (Webster, NY) announced new sales representatives: CM Sales Inc. (Redford, MI) will cover Michigan; Eakins/Bernstein (Shawnee Mission, KS) will service Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska; New England Technical Associates (Banford, CT) will represent Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire; Signal Marketing Inc. (Salt Lake City) will cover Colorado, Utah, Idaho, eastern Montana, Wyoming, Arizona, New Mexico and El Paso, TX; B. Rich Company (Penfield, NY) will service western, central, upstate and northern New York; John B. Anthony Company (Fairfield, NJ) will represent metropolitan New York and northern New Jersey; and S.K. MacDonald Inc.'s (Hunt Valley, MD) territory includes Delaware, Maryland, southern New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania, the District of Columbia and Virginia...DTS (Agoura Hills, CA) announced that it is an associate member of Digital Video Broadcasting, a technical organization that creates standards for video and audio broadcasting...D.Dino Virella was promoted to VP of sales and marketing for Universal Audio (Santa Cruz, CA).