Industry moves: key appointments and partnerships for March29 February 2016
We reveal some of the key appointments and new partnership deals across the AV industry from February and March.
Allen & Heath expands product marketing team
Allen & Heath has recently expanded the Product Management team based in its UK HQ with the appointment of Scott Mason as pro digital sector specialist and Ian Thomas as install sector specialist.
Thomas (pictured left) has a solid background in AV installation system engineering and project management, and for the past eight years has been working for UK-based international system integrator, LSI Projects. According to A&H, his experience in system design, tender proposals, system testing and commissioning will be key in supporting integrators and consultants and promoting the company’s products and solutions into the fixed install market.
Mason has over 30 years of experience in sound engineering, system design, technical training and pro audio sales. Prior to relocating to the UK, Scott held several posts in APAC, including business development and support at Nexo and Yamaha, and dealer and consultant for Martin Audio and XTA Electronics. His previous achievements include the technical direction of the Olympic Games in China. Mason will supervise and promote A&H’s pro digital offerings, with a focus on the GLD and dLive product ranges.
Both will be joining an established team of Product Specialists and Support Specialists who look after the diverse Allen & Heath portfolio.
Allen & Heath’s Head of Product Management, Nicola Beretta, said: “Ian and Scott are highly valuable additions to the team, and the ideal profiles to support our vertical market strategy, contributing to market research, product management, marketing and support.”
Brett O’Connor is now a director at CDEC. He will assist and work in partnership with managing director Toni Barnett who will continue to run the daily and strategic operations of the business. O’Connor as previously managed a £50m+ technology logistics firm and brings with him a wealth of experience to underpin and support the management team at CDEC.
Joe Bleasdale has joined d3 as a taining manager at the company’s head office in London. Working with regional teams in EMEA, APAC and the Americas, his focus will be to build on the existing training programme, organise and deliver d3 training courses and expand the training network worldwide.
Richard Seegull has been appointed manager of systems consultants at Riedel. In this new position, Seegull will serve as a systems consultant while also managing the company’s growing team of systems consultants. He will be responsible for co-ordinating his team’s efforts with the Riedel sales team; scheduling consultant time for demos, client visits, and system designs; working with Riedel’s marketing department to address different vertical markets; and serving on industry panels as a representative of Riedel North America.
Mark Perrins is now European sales manager with responsibility for developing new territories, increasing sales and continuing the success of Savant into the whole of Continental Europe. He joins from D&M Pro where he held the position of global vice president and general manager.
Hanieh Motamedian has been appointed business development manager at distributor Sound Directions. She was previously engaged in the voice alarm market with Application Solutions in the role of sales manager. In her new role Motamedian will be responsible for account management and sales functions in the UK market.
eyevis and Unilumin have announced a strategic partnership. The pair have already revealed a new product line, eyevis ePanels ‘powered by Unilumin’, which was jointly launched by the development teams of both companies. eyevis is responsible for customer care as well as the technical implementation of display control and signal processing whereas Unilumen produces the hardware.
Sunflower is now the new distributor of Powersoft products in Croatia. According to Sunflower’s Tomislav ‘Kuki’ Koran the alliance will do much to raise the profile of both companies, as previously Sunflower had only represented a small and virtually unknown OEM Chinese amplifier manufacturer.
RGB Communications has added Nest products to its residential portfolio. Professional installers can now train to become a Nest Pro installer and purchase products from RGB Communications in Hungerford, Berkshire. Nest products available include Nest Cam, Nest Protect and Nest app 5.0.