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Movers and shakers: September 2015

New hires, dealers and distributors from September's PSNEurope magazine

Sennheiser has made two new appointments to its UK sales force.

Mark Haigh (left), who most recently spent 13 years at Bose, and Kevin Gwyther-Brown, who was head of sales at Enlightened Lighting, both join Sennheiser UK’s systems integration (SI) team as channel sales managers.

Haigh will take on responsibility for the company’s SI dealers in the Midlands and north of England and Gwyther-Brown the south and south-west of the UK.

“Mark and Kevin are great additions to the Sennheiser UK team,” says Simon Holley, sales director, pro AV and systems integration, at Sennheiser UK. “We are delighted to welcome them on board and are looking forward to working together on some exciting new projects.”

Avid has appointed Paula E. Boggs to its board of directors. Boggs is a former lawyer for Starbucks, a voting member of the US National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and songwriter/lead vocalist with the Paula Boggs Band.

Lawo has appointed Robert Charles ‘Chas’ Rowden (pictured) to head up its global strategic sales. Rowden, who has 30 years of experience in senior sales roles in broadcast and production, was previously senior sales manager, EMEA, for Calrec Audio.

Loud Technologies, the parent company of Mackie, EAW and Martin Audio, has announced the appointment of Larry Pendergrass to the position of senior vice-president of engineering of its music gear group.

Neumann&Müller Event Technology has named Stephan Hartmann as the third member its executive management team, alongside Prof. Eberhard Müller and Alexander Ostermaier. Hartmann joined Neumann&Müller in 1981.

Peter Robberechts (pictured) has joined Riedel Communications as sales manager for Belgium from Outside Broadcast’s Mediasense division. He was previously COO of production company Talent & Vision.

TSL Systems has appointed Roger Henderson (pictured) to the role of CEO. He joins TSL Systems from Calrec Audio, where he spent six years as managing director. He has also worked at Trilogy Communications, Chyron Corporation and Ascent Media.


Aimline, a German manufacturer of digital steerable loudspeaker columns, has announced that Trius will become a distributor in Germany. Aimline, which debuted at ISE in February, is led by a team of veteran pro-audio professionals including Tobias Schulte (ex-Tannoy and Turbosound), Nigel Miller (Tannoy and Tascam) and Claus Behrens (Lab.gruppen, TC Group).

Loud Technologies has named V Hypersound & Light as its new distributor in Cyprus for its Mackie and Ampeg brands. “It is both an honour and a privilege to represent Mackie and Ampeg in Cyprus,” says Hypersound’s founder, Vassos Mouzouras.“We strongly believe that we share the same values [and] dedication to quality, service and innovation, and we look forward to a long-lasting, fruitful and mutually beneficial relationship.”

Michael Kinzel, a pro-audio industry veteran who has held senior roles at beyerdynamic and Kling & Freitag, has founded his own company, Kinzel AVL, which will serve as a Europe-wide sales network and logistics, marketing, communication and after-sales service for Chinese manufacturer Tendzone. (coming soon)