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From left - Bernd Loy (EVAGO Group, COO), Lorenz Schmid (EVAGO Group, CFO), Goran Marincic (EVAGO Group, CEO), Alex Borger (Mojo Barriers, CEO), Cees Muurling (seller), Hedwig de Meyer (seller)
From left - Bernd Loy (EVAGO Group, COO), Lorenz Schmid (EVAGO Group, CFO), Goran Marincic (EVAGO Group, CEO), Alex Borger (Mojo Barriers, CEO), Cees Muurling (seller), Hedwig de Meyer (seller)

Evago Group Acquires Mojo Barriers

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PYRBAUM, Germany — Evago AG, which owns Bümo, a provider of structures and other products for the live event industry, has acquired all of the shares in Mojo Barriers’ global crowd barrier business. Mojo Barriers, which supported 2016 tours for The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bruce Springsteen, Rihanna, Muse, among others, will continue to operate as a standalone company under Evago’s ownership, the companies said. Mojo’s main office locations in the Netherlands, United Kingdom, USA and Australia along with distributors in 20 other countries will continue to offer its global customers the same Mojo Barriers’ products, led by Alex Borger, CEO. Outgoing co-owners Cees Muurling and Hedwig de Meyer also spoke favorably of the deal.

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Screen Innovations Announces Addition of Michael Bridwell as VP Sales and Marketing

Nook Schoenfeld
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AUSTIN, TX —Screen Innovations (SI), the purveyors of innovation in two-piece projection and beyond, has announced the appointment of Michael Bridwell as Vice President, Sales and Marketing. In this newly created role, Bridwell will apply more than twenty years of marketing and sales experience towards SI’s ambitious growth goals. Effective immediately, Bridwell is already actively working with the Screen Innovations family to create unmatched experiences for SI’s present and future customers.

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Green Hippo Names Cynthia Austwick West Coast Account Manager

Nook Schoenfeld
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LOS ANGELES - In the run-up to Christmas, Green Hippo opened its arms and welcomed Cynthia Austwick, their new West Coast Account Manager to the U.S Office. Cynthia hails from Baltimore, most recently working for 4Wall Lighting in Washington, DC. Having worked in the entertainment industry since 2007, Cynthia has worked with some brilliant people across the US and UK, and with a background in lighting, she also enjoys working on the bigger picture, the overall production design and ensuing all visual elements work well together.

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Acolyte Led Promotes Scott Vontobel As Its New President

Nook Schoenfeld
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NEW YORK, NY – Acolyte LED announces the promotion of Scott Vontobel to President of the company, including its offices and all employees globally effective January 1, 2017. This will include leadership of Acolyte Worldwide, United States, Acolyte Asia (China and Hong Kong), Dubai, Australia and New Zealand. Since joining Acolyte in 2015, Scott has been able to look and work with all aspects of the business and has a complete grasp on the challenges ahead of us and the future of Acolyte in this very competitive market.

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Jacob Coakley
Jacob Coakley

Jacob Coakley to Leave Stage Directions, Michael Eddy Named Editor

PLSN Staff
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LAS VEGAS—After nearly 10 years at the helm, Jacob Coakley is stepping down as editor of Stage Directions magazine, an affiliated publication with PLSN. Under his leadership Stage Directions experienced unprecedented growth in print and online, and was energized by a renewed focus on its core mission of covering the art and technology of making theatre. The February 2017 issue will be Coakley’s last. Michael S. Eddy, who has held many positions during his career in theatre, most recently as a freelance writer and marketing consultant, will take over as editor.

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Core Brands Promotes Bret Jacob to Director of Builder Sales

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PETALUMA, CALIFORNIA, – Underscoring its commitment to accelerate growth in the builder channel, leading automation, audio and power solutions provider Core Brands today announced the promotion of Bret Jacob to Director of Builder Sales, with responsibility for developing and implementing the company’s channel programs in the home and commercial building segments.  In this new position, Jacob reports directly to Core Brands Vice President of Sales Jeff Costello.

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