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Industry Notes

Colin Pringle was promoted to the role of managing director at SSL (Oxford, England)Mark Terry, former president of Harman Pro Group North America (Northridge,

Colin Pringle was promoted to the role of managing director at SSL (Oxford, England)…Mark Terry, former president of Harman Pro Group North America (Northridge, CA), was appointed president of Harman Pro Group Worldwide…The new CEO and president of Mackie Designs (Woodinville, WA), James T. Engen, was also appointed to the company’s board of directors…Steinberg North America (Los Angeles) announced the recruitment of Brian McConnon as marketing manager…Martin Jaffe was named VP of business affairs for Dolby Laboratories (San Francisco)…Q-Design (Vancouver, British Columbia) hired Ken Ashdown as the new VP of artist and media relations and Frank Boosman in the position of VP of product marketing at the Seattle office…John Bastianelli joins Tascam (Montebello, CA) as new product development manager…Chris Pelzar signed on with AMS Neve (U.S. office in New York City) as the new executive VP of sales and marketing for North and South Americas, and Gerard Fiocca is the new Eastern region sales manager…Avalon Design (San Clemente, CA) announced that John Olshefski is the new CEO, while Wynton Morro will remain as president. In other company news, Brad Zell was named director of sales and marketing, and Todd Larson was appointed to the sales manager position. Avalon also moved its factory to 1030 Calle Sombra, Suite B, San Clemente, CA 92673…Alan B. Shirley joins Sennheiser Electronic (Old Lyme, CT) in the position of VP of exports…Antares (Scotts Valley, CA) relocated its offices to 231 Technology Circle, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. The company’s engineering facility will remain in Auburn, CA. In other company news, two additions to its sales force were announced; Emu/Ensoniq (Scotts Valley, CA), led by Roy Goudie, will cover all European sales, and Bardy Hayes of International Sales adds Japan and Australia to his roster…Sony Disc Manufacturing (Terre Haute, IN) announced the completion of its Terre Haute facility, where Richard Riggs was named manager of distribution services. Over at the Springfield, OR, office, Dan Riney accepted the position of manager of facilities engineering…Russ Berger Design Group (Dallas) appointed Nancy Lapio to be the new marketing and production coordinator…Barry Snyder joined Post Logic Studios (Hollywood) as president…DSP Media (StudioCity, CA) announced the opening of its Japan office. In other company news, Daxco Audio Pvt. Ltd. (Mumbai, India) will be the new distributor for India, and Benjamin Timpauer was appointed Western regional sales manager…Crawford Post Production (Atlanta, GA) and Crawford Audio relocated their services to 3845 Pleasantdale Road, Atlanta, GA 30340…Telex (Burnsville, MN) announced many new appointments: Mike O’Neill, VP and general manager for speakers worldwide and amplifiers in the U.S.; Joel Johnson, general manager for wired and wireless mics worldwide; Ralph Strader, VP and general manager for intercoms worldwide; and Kent Rahn, director of marketing communications…The new systems specialist for QSC (Costa Mesa, CA) pro touring division is Jim Skiathitis. The company also announced changes to its rep network; AV Marketing (Indianapolis) will service Indiana and southern Kentucky, and Brian Trankle Associates (Sacramento, CA) now handles Northern California and northern Nevada…Elrep (Tucker, GA), distributor for Bag End, added Steve Spittle, manager, to its office. Bag End distributor GP Marketing Inc. (Kirkland, WA) welcomed Mike Mestres to its inside sales staff. Meanwhile, Bag End (Barrington, IL) appointed Guy Dominick to the position of sales associate…The ATI Group (Columbia, MD) appointed Transamerica Audio Group (Las Vegas) as the North American sales representative for Audio Toys Inc.’s rackmount products.