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Jacob Coakley and Michael Eddy
Jacob Coakley and Michael Eddy

Michael Eddy Named Editor of Stage Directions Magazine

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. The Feb. 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. Eddy, who has also written numerous articles for PLSN over a 10-year span, will continue as a PLSN contributing writer.

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All Access Staging Introduces New General Manager

Nook Schoenfeld
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LOS ANGELES - All Access Staging & Productions, worldwide leader of entertainment staging services, is pleased to announce addition of Mark Hedges as the general manager of the West Coast operation in Torrance, CA. Mark has a distinguished military background coupled with extensive industry and management experience.

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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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GoVision Elevates Two To Vice President Posts

Nook Schoenfeld
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 ARGYLE, TX – GoVision Founder & CEO Chris Curtis announced today that he has promoted two key members of his team to the vice president level. In recognition of their long term commitments to the organization Jeff Williams and Kristy Johnston were bestowed these honors effective immediately.

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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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Michael Wilcock Joins Tech Works as National Sales Manager

Nook Schoenfeld
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YORBA LINDA, CA - Tech Works, a leader in specialized, highly focused communications solutions for the most challenging environments, has announced the appointment of Michael A. Wilcock to the position of National Sales Manager. In his new position, Wilcock will oversee all sales and sales management for the full line of Tech Works healthcare AV products.

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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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Dave Crump and Graham Andrews
Dave Crump and Graham Andrews

NEP Acquires Avesco Group, Parent Company for Creative Technology

Nook Schoenfeld
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PITTSBURGH - NEP Group, Inc. have completed the acquisition of Creative Technology’s parent company Avesco. Based in Pittsburgh, USA, NEP is one of the world’s largest outsourced production partners supporting premier content producers across the broadcast and live events industries. Alongside Creative Technology (CT), NEP operates four other Live Events businesses focused on Large Screen Display. These comprise Faber AudioVisuals and Mediatec Solutions in Europe along with Screenworks and Sweetwater in the US. 

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Core Brands Promotes Bret Jacob to Director of Builder Sales

Nook Schoenfeld
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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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