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Audinate Elects David Krall Chairman of the Board

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• August 9, 2011
SYDNEY, Australia - Audinate Pty Ltd elected David Krall, who joined the company's board of directors earlier this year, as chairman of the board. Krall has 20 years experience building technology businesses, most recently as president and COO of Roku, a provider of streaming entertainment devices for TV.
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Bruno Hochstrasser Named GM for Harman’s Studer

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• August 9, 2011
POTTERS BAR, U.K. - Bruno Hochstrasser has returned from semi-retirement and will serve as general manager for Harman's Studer. He reports to Andy Trott (VP and general manager, Mixing and Microphones & Headphones).
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Wenger Acquires J.R. Clancy, Penn-Elcom Acquires CLD Distribution

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• August 9, 2011
OWATONNA, MN and WASHINGTON, U.K. - Wenger Corporation is acquiring J.R. Clancy, and Penn-Elcom is acquiring CLD Distribution. The acquiring companies in both cases are keeping the leadership and brands of the companies they are acquiring intact. Rigging company J.R. Clancy will still be based in Syracuse, NY, led by Bob Theis and Mike Murphy.  CLD Distribution will be integrated within Penn Elcom, but will continue with its own operation, identity and trading contacts under the Penn Elcom umbrella, with founder Nigel Howes and Sandra Connolly still on board. Read More...

Wenger Corporation Acquires J.R. Clancy

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• August 9, 2011
OWATONNA, MN - Wenger Corporation signed an agreement to acquire theatrical rigging company, J. R. Clancy, Inc. The two companies plan to operate as complementary businesses. J.R. Clancy, led by Bob Theis and Mike Murphy, will remain J.R. Clancy. Wenger, led by Bill Beer, will remain Wenger. The headquarters of J.R. Clancy will remain in Syracuse and the headquarters for Wenger will remain in Owatonna. Both companies anticipated synergies including enhanced product development, buying power and best practices.
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Penn-Elcom Acquires and Integrates CLD Distribution

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• August 6, 2011
WASHINGTON, U.K. - Penn Elcom, a manufacturer of flightcase and a speaker solutions specialist, has acquired CLD Distribution, whose business focuses on cables, connectors, lamps and LED lightsources. Although CLD has been integrated within Penn Elcom, CLD will continue with its own operation, identity and trading contacts, but under the Penn-Elcom umbrella.
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Midas Names Boomerang New Distributor for Portugal

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• August 2, 2011
LISBON, Portugal - Midas named Boomerang as its new distributor for Portugal. The newly-formed company was founded by Carlos Cunha, formerly a director of Midas' previous distributor Electrosound. Cunha has more than 30 years experience in pro audio.
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EAW Names John Speck Marketing Director

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• August 2, 2011
WHITINSVILLE, MA - EAW named John Speck marketing director. Speck has a long history with the company, having served on the marketing team from 1995-2000 and as an outside consultant in the years since. Jeff Rocha, EAW President, announced his return.
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API Names Amptec Distributor for Belgium

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• July 29, 2011
JESSUP, MD - Automated Processes, Inc. (API) recently appointed Amptec Professional Sound Solutions as its sole distributor in Belgium.
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API Names Ansata Exclusive Distributor in India

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• July 28, 2011
JESSUP, MD - Automated Processes, Inc. (API) named Ansata Computer Systems Pvt Ltd, which was founded in 1989, as its sole product distributor in the region for API modules and consoles.
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Shure Names William Chan Managing Director of Asia/Pacific Business Unit

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• July 26, 2011
NILES, IL - Shure Inc. promoted William Chan to managing director of the company's Asia/Pacific Business Unit. Chan joined Shure Asia as regional marketing director in 2008 and was promoted to deputy managing director in 2011.
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AES Executive Director Roger Furness To Step Down

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• July 21, 2011
NEW YORK - Jim Kaiser, president of the Audio Engineering Society (AES) has announced that Roger Furness, AES executive director since 1994, will step down from his position at the end of 2011. An AES member since 1975, Furness has served as Section Chair, Vice President AES Europe and as AES President. To ensure continuity in all aspects of the AES organization, the Executive Committee has asked him to remain as Executive Director Emeritus throughout 2012.
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Guitar Center Pro Names Rick Plushner VP

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• July 18, 2011
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA - Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro) named Rick Plushner vice president. Plushner joined the company in September 2005 as general manager of GC Pro. He was promoted to director of sales in 2006, then director of the division in 2008.
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