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08 l May 2014

industrymovers Ian Ousey Audio Network

Mick Whelan Adamson Systems

Lamport in the limelight

Shure Distribution UK (SDUK) has announced the promotion of Kirsty Lamport to UK head of marketing

SHURE DISTRIBUTION UK (SDUK) has announced the promotion of Kirsty Lamport to UK head of marketing.

Lamport joined Shure Distribution in 2007 as marketing communications manager and continued to carry out this role after taking on her next title of systems and broadcast marketing manager. SDUK managing director Peter James, comments: “Excellent collaboration between regional Shure distribution centres has both

secured the success of our new distribution strategy and achieved stunning results from European-wide marketing initiatives such as the Shure Call for Legends campaign. “I’m excited to be able to develop and drive the UK marketing team, and to be working more closely with Shure associates across Europe and the other manufacturers that we represent in the UK and Ireland to attain further outstanding results,” comments Lamport.

Ian Ousey has been appointed has been appointed CFO of Audio Network, specialist in music for film, television and video. Ousey was previously the CFO of FremantleMedia Group. Robert Hurst, CEO and co-founder, says: “Ian’s extensive global CFO experience and his complementary skills will facilitate a reshaping of the executive management team.”

Mick Whelan has joined Adamson Systems as director of US operations. Whelan started his career as chief engineer for Electrotec and moved into positions with JBL, Crown, Electro-Voice and Sennheiser. CEO of Adamson Systems, Brock Adamson, says: “His experience as both a live sound engineer and working with manufacturers and reps will be invaluable to our organisation.”

Dr Enrique Perez Gonzalez has been named chief technology officer for Solid State Logic’s board of directors. Dr Perez joined SSL in 2011,

Jane Wheeler Sennheiser

Nick Williams TC Group

Dr Enrique Perez Gonzalez SSL

Christian Luecke Allen Heath

leading the development of the SSL Live console. SSL CEO Antony David says: “Enrique is one of those rare individuals who has deep technical ability, first-hand experience of our markets and the skills to manage product research and development effectively.”

Allen & Heath has appointed Christian

Luecke as its new sales and marketing director. Luecke has 15 years’ experience in the consumer electronics market where he managed European B2C business for distinguished organisations, Sony and Samsung. A&H MD Glenn Rogers says: “Christian’s appointment will strengthen the existing leadership team and help us to significantly grow the business over the coming years.”

Leif Friestad has been appointed as managing director for VDC Trading. Leif has held senior management roles at various companies as well as a CEO position at Canford Audio. VDC Trading

Leif Friestad VDC Trading

CEO Niall Holden, says: “Leif is of great value to the organisation as he has both international experience and an understanding of the electronics industries as well as professional audio.”

Sennheiser has announced the

appointment of Jane Wheeler as reseller sales manager for Sennheiser Communications. Jane Craven, sales director at Sennheiser, says: “Jane’s track record in this sector makes us very confident in her abilities to manage an area that is a strong focus for us in 2014.”

Nick Williams has been named as TC Group’s business development manager Asia/Pacific for install and tour, with responsibility for the Tannoy, Lab.gruppen and Lake brands. “Having been part of this industry for many years, I am well aware of the prime position that the brands hold, and I look forward to building on these already very strong foundations,” says Williams.

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