People: Hires and Promotions in the Audio Industry

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Community Professional Loudspeakers' Paul Peace

Paul Peace

Community Professional Loudspeakers has appointed Paul Peace its new senior director of engineering. He comes to Community from Harman/JBL Professional, where he was senior manager in systems engineering. Previously, Peace has held technical leadership roles at Renkus-Heinz and IMAX. Peace will oversee product development, production engineering and management, and vendor research, while directing research in advanced directivity control, equalization techniques and loudspeaker specifications.

Full Compass Systems has named Chris Tso vice president of merchandising

Chris Tso

Full Compass Systems has named Chris Tso vice president of merchandising, where he will help develop the strategic merchandising direction of Full Compass across catalog, internet, retail and wholesale distribution channels. He will also be directly responsible for vendor collaboration; trend forecasting and market opportunity identification; new product and brand development; product assortment, planning and pricing; top-line sale growth strategy; and point-of-sale execution.

Graham Murray has been appointed to take charge of international business development and channel management for JoeCo

Graham Murray

Graham Murray has been appointed to take charge of international business development and channel management for JoeCo. Most recently, he held the position of sales director, EMEA, for the Harman Pro brand Studer, while in the past he has served in leadership positions for brands including Calrec, Fairlight and AMS Neve. Murray will spearhead international sales, aiming to provide increased visibility and success for JoeCo products.

ADAM Audio's Adam Sheppard, Benton Purvis and Alex Spencer

From left, ADAM Audio's Adam Sheppard, Benton Purvis and Alex Spencer

ADAM Audio has promoted Adam Sheppard from East Coast sales to national sales manager. Additionally, Benton Purvis has joined the company as marketing manager and Alex Spencer as western product specialist. Sheppard has been with the company since its start. Purvis comes to ADAM Audio with 15 years experience in television, film, graphic design, marketing and live entertainment. Most recently, Purvis worked in the roles of consultant and multimedia director at Harns Media, where he designed and created information technology-based multimedia products. Spencer joins from the California urban and pop mixing scene; his recording background includes working with mixer Erik Madrid.

Group One Ltd., the U.S. distributor of numerous pro audio brands, has added Chris Russell as sales and support associate for DiGiCo.

Chris Russell

Group One Ltd., the U.S. distributor of numerous pro audio brands, has added Chris Russell as sales and support associate for DiGiCo. He will aid with systems design, order processing, product delivery and training, and service and maintenance issues. Previously, he worked six years at Long Island venue The Paramount, most recently as head systems tech and audio engineer/department crew chief.

Point Source Audio has named pro-audio industry veteran Jim Sides its vice president of global partnerships.

Jim Sides

Point Source Audio has named pro-audio industry veteran Jim Sides its vice president of global partnerships. Sides began his relationship with Point Source Audio as a consultant in late 2017, and he brings with him nearly four decades of experience in the entertainment industry, including senior management positions at Apogee Sound, NEXO USA/SA, Meyer Sound Labs, and as co-founder of VUE Audiotechnik and founder of entertainment consultancy Eklektric.

Martin Audio has named Ben Tucker a product support engineer.

Martin Audio has named Ben Tucker a product support engineer. Tucker has a Distinction in Live Sound Foundation Degree from the University of Plymouth, a BTEC in Music, and is an avid musician. He worked for Millstone Sound and as a freelancer live sound engineer, designing, preparing and deploying audio systems for large-scale events, as well as carrying out console operation duties at both FOH and monitors.

Genelec has named Michael Bohlin, who started his career with the company almost 25 years ago, as its new international sales manager

Michael Bohlin

Genelec has named Michael Bohlin, who started his career with the company almost 25 years ago, as its new international sales manager. Based in Stockholm, Bohlin will be responsible for the development and support of distributor, dealer and key user networks for Genelec’s professional monitoring segment within Europe. Bohlin entered the pro-audio industry back in 1994, working with Studioteknik, the Swedish Genelec distributor, as the brand’s national representative.

Dr. James Green has joined consumer and pro-sound developer Flare Audio as its new head of intellectual property.

Dr. James Green

Dr. James Green has joined consumer and pro-sound developer Flare Audio as its new head of intellectual property. He previously held the same position at specialist technology development business Ilika plc. His new role includes managing and progressing Flare’s portfolio of patents, designs and trademarks, and advising management on competitive threats or potential patent infringements.