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Industry moves: key appointments and partnerships for June

We reveal a selection of key appointments and newly signed partnership deals from across the AV industry for May and June.

White Light expands business development team

Following significant growth in 2015, White Light has appointed several new business development managers.

Chris Harris has joined as installations business development manager. He spent 10 years as head of lighting at the Lyric Hammersmith and will oversee all of the company’s various installations.

To help to support the audio department, Richard Knott has been appointed audio business development manager. He joins following spells at Bose Corporation and Orbital Sound.

In addition, Ritchie Reed and Maria Alves will extend White Light’s focus on the theatrical lighting sector. Reed will work with some of the UK’s largest theatres and established lighting designers, while Alves will work closely with students and those starting out in the industry.

Finally, Mark Morley has now joined White Light. He will work with Jonathan Haynes and focus on supplying lighting and AV equipment to venues and theatres across the UK.

(L-R main picture: Ritchie Reed, Mark Morley, Jonathan Haynes, Chris Harris and Richard Knott).


Neil Walton is now training manager EMEA at Crestron. He has worked in training and development within the AV industry for over ten years, including time at Armour Home Electronics and CYP Europe. Walton will be heading up a team of 13 trainers across Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Loud Technologies

Loren Robinson has been appointed director of sales, independent accounts (North America) for the Mackie and Ampeg brands. Prior to this he spent 10 years at Crown Audio and has previously worked at Community and DAS Audio.

Oblong Industries

Padraig Scully has been named technical account manager, EMEA. He brings with a solid background in account management and technical support having previously held roles with companies including Morgan Stanley Capital, Reuters and Accenture.


Johannes Scholz is the newest member of the Export sales team having joined as distribution account manager for DACH. He joins from from Ricoh Deutschland, where he was responsible for sales of the entire solution portfolio, including digital signage.

Vogel’s Professional

Ron de Greef has been promoted to the position of business development manager for South-East Asia, USA and Canada. He will be looking for new strategic business partners in the region to strengthen Vogel’s’ market position.

New Partners

Hills is now the exclusive distributor of Cadac consoles in Australia and New Zealand. The 70-year-old company also distributes brands such as L-Acoustics and Biamp.

Midwich is now distributing TeamMate’s WorkZone Interactive Table 2. Purpose built for Epson ultra-short-throw projectors the WorksZone Interactive Table 2 is designed to encourage interactive learning in both the education and corporate sectors.

Serbian pro-audio specialist Studio Berar has added the Powersoft brand to its distribution portfolio. “As a brand it offers exactly what we want to provide our clients,” said Studio Berar sales director, Bojan Počuča.

Audac Professional has appointed Algam Enterprises as its new exclusive distributor in France, with responsibility for representing its entire range of amplifiers, speakers, audio matrixes, audio players and more.