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Industry moves: key appointments and partnerships for December

We reveal some of the new appointments and key partnership deals from across the AV industry for November/December.

Biamp welcomes Bill Nattress as director of channel strategy-paging

Biamp has unveiled Bill Nattress as its director of channel strategy with a specific focus on paging. In his new role, Nattress will report to VP of global sales, Ron Camden, and be responsible for expanding and deepening Biamp’s worldwide presence within large-scale paging projects.

“Bill comes to Biamp from one of the most respected consulting firms in the industry, and we feel honoured to welcome him aboard the Biamp team,” said Camden. “His passion for the AV marketplace, project management expertise as an integration consultant, and experience working with some of the most impressive installations in the world make him a remarkable asset. We look forward to what the future holds as we move into new areas.”

Prior to joining Biamp, Nattress was a principal at the firm Shen Milsom & Wilke, where he led projects at large venues such as King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, KAUST, and Princess Nora University. His extensive experience includes specialisation in areas including project management in the design, engineering, installation, and integration of audio, video, conferencing, and control systems.

“During my career, I have had the pleasure to provide design solutions that were both innovative and cutting edge, while addressing the needs of the customer,” said Nattress. “Biamp was often an integral part of the solution for satisfying communication needs. I am delighted to be a part of the Biamp team and look forward to assisting in our continued global growth.”

Biamp has also announced joint product interoperability with Icron Technologies between Icron’s ExtremeUSB-based USB 2.0 Ranger 2201 and 2211 and Biamp’s TesiraFORTÉ digital audio processor systems.


Nacho Pérez Borjabad has been named senior director advertising market for Europe. Based in Rüsselsheim, Germany, he will be responsible for further developing the brand’s presence in the European advertising market, while supporting the sales and marketing strategy.


Adam Dickie has assumed the position of director of engineering at Canadian AV integrator Advanced. He comes with more than 15 years experience in the AV industry as a system designer and has worked with architects, consultants, interior designers, electrical engineers and general contractors to ensure the implementation of professional, practical and reliable AV systems for a wide range of clients.


Trond Solvold has joined Dataton as sales manager. He has over 20 years of experience in the Nordic and European pro-AV industry, including key sales and business development positions at brands such as Christie Digital Systems, projectiondesign and eyevis Nordic.


Outi Suoninen is now responsible for the sales and profitability of the luminaire manufacturers sales channel as sales director, luminaire manufacturers. She has more than 20 years’ experience of leading sales and marketing teams and implementing strategies to make business successful in global organisations.


Marc Vincent has joined K-array as president of global sales and marketing. He has 35 years of industry experience, most recently as president of Sennheiser Greater China from 2007 where he worked firsthand with K-array on a number of big events. Based in Hong Kong, Vincent will be responsible for the implementation and execution of sales strategies and marketing efforts.

New partners

EZPro International has been named as Apart Audio’s distributor for Greater China. Based in Shenzhen, EZPro was founded in 2010 as part of the Sanecore Group.

Crestron has extended its ongoing partnership with Sharp to offer a more collaborative working environment. The partnership brings together Sharp’s range of Big Pad interactive flatpanel displays with the Crestron RL group collaboration solution which incorporates Microsoft Lync and Skype for Business Room System software enabling users to set up a dynamic working environment with just one touch of a button.

As part of Shure’s strategic focus on providing innovative solutions in the AV conferencing and integration market, the company has partnered with Polycom. Shure is working with Polycom SoundStructure, HDX, Group Series and Vortex Solutions to connect wireless microphones to Polycom audio and video conferencing equipment.

Triad Speakers has been named as the exclusive distributor for Amina Technologies in the Americas. As part of the agreement Triad will no longer brand its own invisible speaker range under its Designer Series name, but will market the products under the Amina brand name. Amina’s Keith Vanderkley will lead market development and support all Amina sales through Triad dealers, as well as the former Amina dealers, who will now be buying from Triad directly.