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Riedel invests in R&D

JIOU-PAHN LEE has been appointed to serve as director of R&D for Riedel Communications. In this role, Lee will be responsible for exploring and developing new technologies and evaluating their impact on achieving business goals. With a clear vision of the industry, he strengthens Riedel’s existing competencies on several fronts and across all of the current product families, including MediorNet real-time media networks, RockNet digital audio networks and Artist intercom systems. As director of R&D, Lee will also be a member of the management board. “With experience leading

product development at well- ALCORN MCBRIDE

known technology companies, Jiou-Pahn comes to Riedel with extensive knowledge of designing world-class products for the television broadcasting and production industry,” said Thomas Riedel, president of Riedel Communications. “We expect that his guidance and contributions will be tremendously valuable as we continue to enhance and extend our product portfolio.” Lee’s global experience

in product development includes 17 years in the US and nine years in the UK, working in areas ranging from the exploration of technologies through product development to deployment. He most recently served as vice president of engineering


and technical director at Clear-Com, where he was in charge of a diverse product development organisation with multiple sites located in the UK, US, and Canada. A native Mandarin Chinese speaker, he personally oversaw key customer accounts in China and set up the company’s sales office in Beijing. Prior to this he was director

of server engineering at Thomson Grass Valley and director of engineering at Lee holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Tunghai University in Taichung, Taiwan, and a master’s degree in computer science from Utah State University.

throughout the region. Dewar brings 30 years of international sales experience gained across EMEA, APAC and America. Prior to joining EAW he held senior positions at Zildjian, Soundscape, Korg, Avid, M-Audio and InMusic.


Brian Macauto has joined Alcorn McBride as senior sales engineer. He comes from Vista Systems where he held the role of regional sales manager (North America) and comes onboard as Alcorn McBride expands its sales team to meet increased demand for its products worldwide.


the newly created position of vice president of marketing and communications. Ames has worked with a diverse range of artists and institutions from the San Francisco Symphony to George Thorogood. She is charged with the overall leadership for corporate communications, marketing, advertising and sponsorships, social media, public relations, philanthropy, and public affairs. As part of these changes, Jodi Hughes assumes the director of marketing position.

Matthew Packer has been promoted once again at Biamp Systems. Following his appointment as regional director Asia-Pacific less than 18 months ago, he now adds India to his responsibilities. In his new post, Packer will direct Biamp sales operations throughout Asia-Pacific overseeing both the Asia sales team and the recently expanded India sales team.


L-Acoustics has announced the appointment of Alvin Koh as applications engineer for Asia, reinforcing the manufacturer’s growth and commitment to its customer base throughout the Asian region. Koh will be based in Kuala Lumpur and will provide technical support to L- Acoustics customers through the company’s existing regional distribution network.


Audipack has named Rene Worms as general manager, with responsibility for all operations and processes. Prior to this, Worms was general manager of Topcon Europe in the Netherlands, the European head office of a Toshiba subsidiary. Before Topcon, Worms managed Leica Geosystems, also in the Netherlands.

8 June 2014

Ken Dewar has been named EMEA sales director at EAW. He is tasked with increasing sales and distribution

Meyer Sound has recruited Karen Ames (pictured) to fill

Robe Lighting has strengthened its technical service department in the US with the addition of Ambrose Gumbs as technical service department manager. Gumbs has spent the past 14 years with Martin Professional where he was a member of the technical support and training team.


The SDUK Systems Group, the installed sound division of Shure Distribution UK, has appointed experienced sales manager James Nicholds to the role of Midlands regional sales manager, installed sound. Nicholds has eight years of AV sales experience and joins from Northern Light where he consulted on, designed and sold AV systems to private companies, integrators, universities and local authorities.


SSE Audio Group has appointed Peter Codron as sales & installations manager, based at the company’s London office and warehouse in Park Royal. He will represent SSE and Wigwam Acoustics in the UK capital and will help to strengthen the company’s position as a d&b audiotechnik Sales Partner – a brand that he has considerable experience with.

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