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Julian Williams, Preston Gray and Randy Riebe joined the Yamaha Professional Audio Division.
Julian Williams, Preston Gray and Randy Riebe joined the Yamaha Professional Audio Division.

Yamaha Expands Audio Sales Team

Debi Moen
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BUENA PARK, CA - Yamaha Professional Audio Division strengthens its commitment to the Nexo speaker line by adding new new professionals to its team. Randy Riebe and Julian Williams were hired as additional district managers for the CA Commercial Installation Solutions (CIS) product line, and Preston Gray as a dedicated Nexo technical sales district manager. All three hail from the Dallas, TX area.

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Brian Jarvis (Shure); Mark Mitchell (Excellence Marketing); Abby Kaplan (Shure); Paul Cassady, Ken Simons, and Patrick Gilligan (Excellence Marketing); Rick Renner (Shure).  
Brian Jarvis (Shure); Mark Mitchell (Excellence Marketing); Abby Kaplan (Shure); Paul Cassady, Ken Simons, and Patrick Gilligan (Excellence Marketing); Rick Renner (Shure).

Shure Names Excellence Marketing 'Rep of the Year'

Debi Moen
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LAS VEGAS - At InfoComm 2016 recently, Shure Inc. named Excellence Marketing Inc. its Sales Representative of the Year. Based in Eden Prairie, MN, Excellence Marketing Excellence has been a Shure sales representative since 2007.

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Anton Pukshansky
Anton Pukshansky

BassBoss Appoints Anton Pukshansky to VP Sales

Debi Moen
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AUSTIN, TX – Austin-based powered loudspeaker manufacturer BassBoss has appointed Anton Pukshansky to the new position of vice president, sales. Pukshansky, who will report directly to BassBoss CEO Lian Amber, brings more than 15 years of diverse professional audio experience to his new role from companies including Harman Professional, Loud Inc., Westlake Pro and MW Audio Visual.

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Alberto Mantovani
Alberto Mantovani

Renkus Heinz Names Alberto Mantovani Engineering Manager

Debi Moen
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FOOTHILL RANCH, CA - Renkus-Heinz  has appointed Alberto Mantovani to the position of engineering manager. Mantovani, a senior engineer with more than 30 years of expertise in the technology sector, began his career in Italy in the 1980s, developing complex embedded systems for factory automation. He held high-level sales and technical marketing positions with Rockwell Semiconductors Systems in Europe before moving to California in 1997, where he has co-founded two high-tech enterprises.

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Dave Caulwell
Dave Caulwell

Riedel Hires Dave Caulwell in Business Development Role for Eastern U.S.

Debi Moen
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WUPPERTAL, Germany —  Riedel Communications has appointed Dave Caulwell, based in Nazareth, PA, to oversee business development for the Eastern U.S. Caulwell joins Riedel with 16 years of experience in event technology and production, with a heavy background in video production. Caulwell most recently was vice president of production for TechniCom Audio & Visual.

More details from Riedel Communications (www.riedel.net):
WUPPERTAL, Germany —  To spur further growth momentum in North American markets, Riedel Communications has appointed Dave Caulwell to oversee business development for the Eastern U.S. Caulwell joins Riedel with 16 years of experience in all aspects of event technology and production, with a heavy background in video production.

"Having served the production and live-event industries in key technical, operations, and management roles, Dave has a strong understanding of our potential customers' technical and business requirements," said Joyce Bente, president and CEO at Riedel North America. "In combination with his proven ability to build relationships and guide strategic growth, these strengths make Dave a valuable addition to our growing U.S. team."

Caulwell most recently was vice president of production for TechniCom Audio & Visual, where he was responsible for the strategic direction and guidance of the production team, as well as securing new business. He earlier served as technical director for Alchemedia, where he planned and executed both live meetings and online training events. Before that, as operations manager at NEP's New Century Productions, Caulwell not only oversaw mobile production units serving major sports and entertainment broadcasters, but also negotiated key contract extensions and served on the integration team responsible for bringing new mobile production companies into the NEP family.

Caulwell is based in Nazareth, PA, and reports to Ryhaan Williams, Riedel North America's vice president of sales for the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Central Midwest regions.

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Paul Furtkamp
Paul Furtkamp

Yamaha Announces Staff Promotions

Debi Moen
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BUENA PARK, CA—Yamaha Corporation of America, Professional Audio Division has promoted three staffers to new positions. Paul Furtkamp (pictured here), a national sales manager, is now director of commercial audio sales; and Jonathan Peirson and Doug Staab have been promoted from district manager to regional management roles.

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Kalle Hvidt Nielsen will lead the company from Sept. 1, 2016
Kalle Hvidt Nielsen will lead the company from Sept. 1, 2016

DPA Microphones Names Kalle Hvidt Nielsen CEO, Effective Sept. 1, 2016

Debi Moen
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ALLEROED, Denmark – DPA Microphones named Kalle Hvidt Nielsen as the company’s new chief executive officer, effective Sept. 1, 2016. At that time, Nielsen will succeed interim CEO Thorsten Reuber, who has managed the company since Jan. 25, 2016. Nielsen brings more than 15 years of experience in directing technology-focused Danish companies. He comes to DPA Microphones from Topsil Semiconductor Materials A/S, where he has held the CEO position since 2011.

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Adamson's new manager of the APAC region, James Ritter (left) and David Dohrmann, technical director, Asia Pacific.

Ritter Joins Adamson for APAC Region

Debi Moen
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MELBOURNE -- Adamson Systems Engineering has expanded their APAC team with the addition of James Ritter, who will serve as sales manager for the region. Based in Melbourne, Australia, Ritter will continue building relationships and brand perception in the APAC region.

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