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Event Tech Names Petra Compel Account Executive
Event Tech Names Petra Compel Account Executive

Event Tech Names Petra Compel Account Executive

Nook Schoenfeld
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BALTIMORE - Event Tech named Event Tech account executive. Compel has 25 years of special events experience along with local market savvy in the Baltimore/DC region. Prior to joining Event Tech, she served for many years as one of Event Tech's customers. A director at Feats Inc. in Baltimore, Petra produced hundreds of events for corporate, educational, and convention clients over a ten year period, and many times would rely on Event Tech to provide the technical equipment and staff.

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Rhett Frazier
Rhett Frazier

Riedel Appoints Rhett Frazier to Oversee Business Development for Western United States

Nook Schoenfeld
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WUPPERTAL, Germany— Continuing the expansion of its North American team, Riedel Communications has appointed Rhett Frazier to oversee business development for the Western United States. Frazier joins the company with nearly a decade of experience in broadcast- and media-focused sales, account management, solution design, and business strategy and development.

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Travis Jones
Travis Jones

Acolyte LED Names Travis Jones President of its North American Division

Nook Schoenfeld
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NEW YORK - Acolyte LED named lighting industry veteran Travis Jones president of the company's North American Division. Prior to joining Acolyte LED, Travis, a 20-year industry veteran, served as president and CEO of CRS Electronics and a member of its Board of Directors. Jones also served as vice president, National Accounts for Lighting Science Group and as vice president, Sales and Marketing for the Austin, Texas division of Acuity Brands Lighting.

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Milestone AV Technologies Acquires Vaddio
Milestone AV Technologies Acquires Vaddio

Milestone AV Technologies Acquires Vaddio

Frank Hammel;
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EDEN PRAIRIE, MN — Milestone AV Technologies acquired Minnetonka, MN-based Vaddio, a manufacturer of PTZ cameras, professional AV solutions and a full suite of Unified Communication and Collaboration products for the audiovisual, videoconference and broadcast markets. The purchase price was not disclosed. Vaddio will now join the Milestone family of brands including Chief, Da-lite, SANUS and Projecta. Milestone is majority owned by the Pritzker Group, alongside management and Duchossois Capital Management.

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Rob Poretti
Rob Poretti

Rob Poretti Named Director of Integration Sales for Solotech's Toronto Office

Nook Schoenfeld
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MONTREAL, Canada — Solotech named Rob Poretti director of integration sales for the company’s Toronto office. Poretti joins the company with more than 30 years of experience in the broadcast, production and post-production industries. He will lead the Toronto sales team with the primary goal of expanding Solotech’s presence in the greater Toronto market.

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Peter Heath
Peter Heath

PLASA Names Peter Heath Managing Director

Nook Schoenfeld
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LONDON - PLASA announced that Peter Heath has been named to the new role of Managing Director, starting April 11, 2016. He joins PLASA from Roland Corporation, where he worked in various senior roles for nearly 20 years.

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Gary Klassen
Gary Klassen

Gary Klassen Joins Christie as Director of Solutions Software

Nook Schoenfeld
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KITCHENER, Ontario, Canada – Christie announced that Gary Klassen has joined the company as the director of solutions software. Klassen will focus on growing a development team to expand Christie’s software capabilities, which will enable the creation of impactful shared experiences, including large-scale projection mapping projects. Klassen will be based in Kitchener, Ontario.

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Niall Gaffney
Niall Gaffney

Niall Gaffney Named GM of NJ Division of Arena Americas

Nook Schoenfeld
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BELLEVILLE, NJ - Arena Seating noted that its managing director, Niall Gaffney, will now serve as general manager of the New Jersey division of Arena Americas, April 2016. With each of the Arena Americas divisions geographically split into four areas, Gaffney will be responsible for managing and delivering growth across the Northeast Division.

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Gerriets Opens Additional Sales Office in Las Vegas

Nook Schoenfeld
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EWING, NJ - Gerriets International opened an additional sales office, showroom and warehouse at 6265 South Valley View Boulevard, Suite A, Las Vegas, NV. The office is supporting a strategic alliance between Gerriets International, Turn of Events Productions and Pro Soft Goods.

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