Movers and shakers: November 20152 November 2015
New hires, dealers and distributors from November’s PSNEurope magazine
Meyer Sound has strengthened its in-house marketing team with two new hires: Amy Huson as director of marketing, business and programmes, and Jane Eagleson as public relations manager.
Working closely with the sales and business development, Huson will take responsibility for a number of key marketing areas including “the international trade programme, lead generation, channel support efforts, vertical market strategies and website initiatives”.
Eagleson, replacing long-serving Winnie Leung, will be the primary contact for pro-audio trade media (that’s us) and will “support mainstream media outreach and drive content development”.
“Amy and Jane bring rich experience to our team as we grow the marketing function at Meyer Sound,” says Karen Ames, Meyer Sound’s vice-president of marketing and communications. “The marketing team is evolving to better meet the needs of both the company and its customers as our robust product line grows and expands into new markets.”
Malte Polli-Holstein (pictured), an audio engineer and consultant with 20 years’ experience in cruise-ship sound design and technical management, has joined Amptown System Company, supporting managing director Ulrich Müller as key account manager for major projects.
Broadcast infrastructure specialist Axon Digital Design has appointed Bruno Martensson as sales director for the Nordic countries. Martensson began his career at Tektronix before joining Imagine Communications then Rohde & Schwarz, where he served in sales manager roles.
Jake Young (pictured) has been named marketing manager for HHB and its post-production subsidiary Scrub. Young has a press/marketing background, having previously worked on Audio Media and TVBEurope magazines and at Miloco Studios.
Andy Trott, the former leader of Harman’s Soundcraft, AKG and Studer brands, has moved to Uli Behringer’s Music Group. Trott (pictured), who served 12 years with Harman, joined the rival manufacturer as senior vice-president of its professional division on 2 November.
Following a year of what it calls “outstanding success”, Powersoft has entered autumn with a new-look sales team. Stefano Previtali (left) has taken on the role of regional account manager, EMEA, with responsibility for touring and install, while Fabio Lanini will take on the sales account for multimedia solutions, responsible for the DEVA product line.
QSC has named Joey D’Angelo (pictured) director of systems solutions. D’Angelo will develop QSC’s market presence in corporate AV “and beyond” and “cultivate strong partnerships in [its] key market segments, serving as an informed advocate for QSC’s portfolio of systems solutions”.
Miloco Gear, the sales, brokerage and financing arm of the Miloco Group, has been named exclusive EU distributor for studio monitor manufacturer Augspurger. Big in the US but with a smaller profile in the Europe, Augspurger monitors have been chosen by producers including Jay-Z, Timbaland and Paul Epworth as their main monitoring option.
sE Electronics has appointed Focusrite as exclusive UK distributor for sE’s entire line of microphones, Reflexion Filter products and studio accessories. The move follows the split last year of the Chinese production facility behind the sE name run by Ling and Swei Zou with Sonic Distribution’s James Young and Phil Smith in the UK, who have been responsible for marketing the brand and delivering a “uniquely European take on Chinese manufacturing” since 2002.
Audiologic has been named a sub-distributor for acoustic treatment specialist Universal Acoustics. British company Universal Acoustics manufacturers system kits, absorption tiles, diffuser tiles and basstraps for a wide range of applications, including recording and broadcast studios, rehearsal rooms, language labs, gyms and offices.