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MOVERS & SHAKERS


MOVERS & SHAKERS


Adamson Systems Engineering is proud to announce the addition of Ryan Grant to the international sales team at its head office. Grant will apply his experience in Tour Management, Production Management, Front of House, and Monitors, to the technical sales and support departments. Working directly with such acts as Hawksley,


Workman, Great Big Sea, Our Lady Peace, and Sloan, as well as hire companies, Sound Plus Show Systems and Towers Productions (now part of Clair Global), Grant has more than 10 years of experience on the road. Jesse Adamson, Adamson’s Director of


Marketing and Sales, commented on the new addition to the Adamson team, “The response to Project Energia in Phase One has been met with enthusiasm on all fronts and we are preparing for the unveiling of Phase Two. We selected Ryan to help support the building momentum with Energia after careful consideration. He brings a broad range of experience from of our industry and this is a great fit for our firm.” All Access Staging & Productions Ltd.


welcomes Matthew Bull as the newest addition to the Woking-based operation. Bull joins the team as Sales Manager. Bull is a seasoned industry veteran. In 1996, he began his career at Vari-Lite in Greenford after studying at Oldham College and subsequently ran the moving light workshop at the Millennium Dome. He has worked freelance in recent years with involvement in television, corporate events, film, permanent installations and touring. “Matthew’s primary responsibilities will be


growing our staging business through new and existing accounts as well as honing the day-to- day operation,” said Guy Forrester, Managing Director of All Access Staging Ltd. “I look forward to working with Matthew and further expanding our UK operation.” Tim Riley assumes the position of Area Sales


Manager for the North and Scotland, joining Audio-Technica from Kendal University where he was the Senior Music Production Lecturer; Riley is a well-known face in the industry, having previously spent many successful years with Beyerdynamic. Following Audio-Technica’s recent


agreement to act as UK distributor for Allen & Heath, new Pro Installation Manager, Stuart


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McKay, and Technical Sales Manager, Gary Maguire‘s primary responsibilities will be to oversee the development of sales for the iconic British mixer brand. Bringing a wealth of industry experience to their new roles, Audio- Technica UK Sales Director, Tony Gravel, said, “I’m extremely pleased to welcome Tim, Gary and Stuart to Audio-Technica. Their expertise and industry knowledge will prove instrumental in fulfilling our ambitions for both A-T and A&H in what is already a landmark anniversary year for Audio-Technica.” Green Hippo is excited to introduce three


new employees. Adrian Gilby and Philippe Levieux as new members of the software development team, whilst Justin Fitzpatrick has joined the sales division in Asia. The new additions will expand the department, creating a positive impact on what is already a strong work force. Levieux will be joining Green Hippo’s programming team under the title of Researcher and Software Developer, aiding the production of new features in up and coming releases of Hippotizer software. Green Hippo is thrilled to have Levieux on


board, he is a young enthusiast with a lot of potential and he has all the right skills to further improve Green Hippo’s development team. Gilby will be working on specifying, designing and implementing new features for Green Hippo’s existing range of products as well as for any new products Green Hippo release. The company continues its push into the Asian market with the appointment of a new Technical Sales Manager for the region. Justin Fitzpatrick, who is based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and will be part of the growing Sales Team, which also saw the recent addition of Tom Etra, Technical Sales Manager-EMEA. “I am very proud and excited to be joining


Green Hippo’s sales team. When the opportunity arose I had no hesitation as it is such an innovative company with world class products. Having used Hippotizer media servers for the last few years, I was hooked on their power and versatility allowing our creative team to produce amazing visuals for our events,” he said. TC-Group has appointed Kevin Alexander,


CEO of subsidiary TC-Helicon, as Vice President of Business Management MI & HD. Alexander is part of a further commitment to TC-Group’s strategy of unifying the business and operations of its audio brands by market segments.


TC-Group MD, Anders Fauerskov, said:


“Each of our brands benefit unique customers, however there are overlaps in the segments in which we operate. Aligning our business practices in these segments gives us agility and more proven growth. Kevin’s experience within the group can deliver that alignment.” Alexander is a champion for the TC-Group


brands. He stated: “I’ve had the opportunity to be a part of many successful projects that spanned multiple companies within the group. It’s exciting to take our growth to the next level by strengthening our cooperation in our MI and HD/Pro businesses.” Alexander is now based out of TC-Group


headquarters. He will take our growth to the next level by strengthening our cooperation in our MI and HD/Pro businesses.” With more than 14 years of experience


in pro audio sales in the Middle East, TC- Group International is pleased to welcome another new addition, Payman Abdali, as its Sales Manager in the region. TC-Group International is reinforcing its presence in the Middle East significantly by assigning Abdali as Sales Manager. He has more than 14 years of experience within the field and will focus on the pro audio and broadcast markets that are growing rapidly in the Middle East. “I am happy to have Payman Abdali onboard the TCGI HD Sales Team. Payman has been a friend of ours for many


years and has, as a freelancer, been involved in major TC projects in his home country, Iran. I look forward to developing our presence in the Middle East together with him,” said VP of International Sales HD Ole Jensen. Tomcat, a market leader in the fabrication


of aluminum truss, structural components and custom stages for the entertainment, audiovisual, exhibition and worship industries and a brand of The Vitec Group, is pleased to announce that Mike Garl has joined the Tomcat team as President and General Manager. Garl, who joins Tomcat from James Thomas Engineering, where he was previously the President and Managing Partner, will be responsible for all the day-to-day activities at Tomcat. “We are very pleased to welcome Mike


to our team and confident his far-reaching experience, knowledge and expertise will enable him to lead Tomcat in serving


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