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Industry moves: key appointments and partnerships for May

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


Michal Poplawski (pictured main) has joined Renkus-Heinz as technical sales manager, Europe. Prior to this he served as head of support for TW Audio, where he oversaw loudspeaker system design and system commissioning. In his new position he will provide support and technical assistance to customers across Europe.

Green Hippo

Cory Froke has joined the Green Hippo US team as product specialist. He has a strong background in AV and lighting having previously worked at PRG Nocturne / PRG Concert Touring, Chaos Visual Productions, DWP Live and Entertainment Lighting Services/ He will be based in Burbank, California.


Scott Wakelin is now regional manager at L-Acoustics, responsible for the Balkans and Central European regions, as well as Israel, Turkey, Cyprus and Malta. He brings over 20 years of experience in the professional audio industry. Most recently, Wakelin handled vertical sales for the Northern European Install and Touring Markets at the TC Group.


Alexander Nemes and Jens Kuhlmann have moved to newly established positions at Stagetec. Nemes (pictured, left) becomes sales manager while Kuhlmann steps into project planning and customer support. Both are long term members of the Stagetec team.


QSC has named Exhibo as its multichannel distribution partner in Italy, representing both QSC Professional and Systems divisions. Exhibo has operated in the Italian market for more than 50 years offering audio, communication and security products to the market.

IberCOMM-TEC is now a Dataton Premium Partner for Spain and Portugal. IberCOMM-TEC will be responsible for distribution, marketing, training and support of the Dataton product range in both countries via its offices in Seville and Madrid.

Leisuretec has become Sennheiser’s SpeechLine Digital Wireless UK point of sale. The distributor has taken delivery of the UK’s first stock of lapel, headmic and handheld digital wireless systems, placing it as Sennheiser’s number one UK supplier to the trade.

Vivitek has announced Exertis as a new distributor in the UK. Exertis will focus on distribution of Vivitek’s Qumi range of portable projectors, including the new Q6, as well as its new home cinema products.