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Movers and shakers: August 2015

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

Following the launch of a raft of new products and a much-publicised new focus on live sound, Fairlight has reviewed its market strategy with a number of new appointments and channel partners.

Representing the company in Europe (including the UK) and North America are two new business development managers, Inder Biant (pictured) and Taylor Latour, respectively, while new distributors have been appointed for the British Isles and the Asia–Pacific region.

Synthax Audio has become a channel partner for the UK and Republic of Ireland. Its managing director, Martin Warr, says: “There are obvious synergies with our existing product portfolio, including RME and Ferrofish, but we are particularly excited about the possibilities our distinctive style of customer care will bring to the large established customer base, as well as new clients in the future.”

SRSG will represent India, CDA.Pro Audio Cambodia, Laos, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam and SSL Asia Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore.

Eighteen Sound has appointed Jeffrey Cox (pictured) as director of sales for North America. Cox has been managing marketing and business development for the Italian company since late 2013.

Ian Colville has joined Flare Audio as its head of pro technical. Colville joins Flare from Capital Sound, where he spent eight and a half years as technical manager and systems designer.

Integrated Systems Events, the organiser of Integrated Systems Europe (ISE), has announced that Ollie French, from Future Automation, and Lang AG’s Tobias Lang have joined its nine-person board of directors as of 1 July.

Stephan Kurzawski, senior vice-president of Messe Frankfurt (pictured), has assumed responsibility for the ‘entertainment, media and creation’ division which will oversee the restructuring of Prolight + Sound and Musikmesse.

Scrub, the UK’s leading supplier of Pro Tools, has announced the appointment of Stephen Jones to the newly created position of sales administrator. He comments: “[I]t’s great to be a part of Soho’s vibrant audio post community.”

Sound Devices has appointed Jennifer Conlin (pictured) director of marketing communications and promoted Paul Isaacs to director of product management and design and Ed Capp to VP of sales and marketing.

Following its recent announcement of Pro Audio Systems as a main dealer, EM Acoustics has appointed Manchester-based Audio Alliance, bringing the total number of EM Acoustics UK main dealers to 10. The new partnership has “got off to a flying start”, says the company with, Audio Alliance already having sold a number of HALO elements and EMS21, EMS122 and EMS81x cabinets.

Funky Junk is the new sole UK agent for Pulse Techniques’ range of US-made Pultec valve and solid-state equalisers. The new and refurbished gear specialist will carry demo stock of full-range and mid-range Pultec valve units at introductory prices to allow engineers, producers, mastering engineers and musicians to test them at its showrooms or in their own studios.

Polar Audio has been appointed a UK distributor for Revolabs. “Revolabs has very successfully addressed the market’s demands for well-designed wireless microphones,” says Stuart Leader, Polar Audio’s head of installation, “and its unified communications products meet the essential needs of modern conferencing-life across all sectors. This obviously enhances and expands the options available to us on the design and installation side of the business and we look forward to taking advantage of the opportunities it presents.”