Industry Notes

Larry Howard joined Tannoy/TGI North America (Kitchener, Ontario) as product and business development manager. Howard, an industry veteran, has held managerial

Larry Howard joined Tannoy/TGI North America (Kitchener, Ontario) as product and business development manager. Howard, an industry veteran, has held managerial and director positions at Universal Studios, Planet Hollywood and, most recently, Soundelux...Changes at Manley Laboratories (Chino, CA): David Manley resigned as president and assigned his total shares in the company to EveAnna Manley, who has assumed the duties of president, CEO and sole owner. David Manley is no longer associated or affiliated with Manley Labs...Following the departure of Gloria Borders, Glenn Kiser was tapped for vice president and general manager of Skywalker Sound, a division of Lucas Digital Ltd. (San Rafael, CA). Previously, Kiser served as the executive in charge of post-production at Propaganda Films...Bedford, MA-based Lexicon brought industry vet Buzz Goodwin onboard as VP of sales. Goodwin will be responsible for sales of MI and professional products and will supervise the marketing for MI, pro and consumer audio products...NAMM president/CEO Larry R. Linkin was awarded an honorary doctor of music education degree from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA, in recognition of his contributions to promoting music, music making and music education. The May 8 ceremony took place during the Duquesne School of Music Commencement Ceremony, where Linkin also delivered the commencement address...EVI Audio (Buchanan, MI) announced the appointment of Michael Webb as national sales manager, commercial sound products for EV and Altec Lansing. Webb has worked in the retail music/contracting market since the '70s...Peavey Electronics Corporation (Meridian, MS) announced that it will host the Melia Peavey Memorial Vendor Golf Classic to be held October 18-19 at Meridian's Northwood Country Club. Golf Pro Jack Nicklaus has agreed to attend the tournament and host a Golf Clinic to benefit Peavey House, a shelter for abused children. For further information contact Jere Hess at 601/486-1115...Burbank CA-based Nelson Sound added live sound pro Jeff Van Duyn to its sales and service team. Van Duyn has served as production/tour manager for Rickie Lee Jones, Paula Abdul and Pat Metheny...Sound Physics Labs (Glenview, IL), parent company of ServoDrive Inc., named audio designer/engineer Thomas Danley director of engineering...International marketing consulting and training firm Frost and Sullivan (Mountain View, CA) announced that its research report, "The North American Market for Commercial and Professional Audio Products," commissioned by the NSCA, is now available. For further information, visit or call 650/237-6525...Jeff D. Szymanski joined Auralex Acoustics (Indianapolis, IN) as head of the consulting engineering department, and Dave Harbinson was appointed national sales manager...Anthony Petruzziello was promoted to director of sales at Fair Lawn, NJ-based Maxell Corporation's professional media products group...Charles M. Salter Associates (San Francisco) promoted James Chung to the position of marketing manager, and Jessica Johnston was hired as marketing coordinator...Mackie Designs (Woodinville, WA) and Antares Audio Technologies announced an exclusive partnership for the development of Auto-Tune real-time pitch correction software for the Mackie Digital 8-Bus console...Westlake Audio (Newbury Park, CA) appointed Larking Audio Ltd. as its exclusive distributor of Westlake Audio Monitors in the United Kingdom...Phase Acoustics (Stuttgart, Germany) signed a distribution contract with Formula Sound.