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06 l August 2012


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Erwin Engel Riedel


Rod Falconer Community Professional


Riedel has expanded its Swiss office with the


Two moves at Meyer John McMahon and Antonio Zacarias take on new challenges


MEYER SOUND has appointed John McMahon (pictured above left) to executive director of operations, and promoted Antonio Zacarias (right) to VP of worldwide sales – both newly created positions. Formerly director of Latin American sales at Meyer Sound, Zacarias is now charged with all aspects of leading the company’s sales managers and partners across the globe. This includes setting sales goals, developing consistent pricing and distribution policies, and evaluating and communicating new product requirements and business opportunities. McMahon, meanwhile, will


play a key role in aligning the long-term mission, operational goals and expansion programmes across the company, while continuing to


fulfill his existing duties as executive director of digital products and managing director of Meyer Sound China. He joined Meyer Sound in 2005 during the acquisition of Level Control Systems (LCS Audio) at which he was serving as CEO. “It’s important to maintain


our responsiveness in our engineering and support services as we develop more system-based products like EXP [cinema system] and Constellation [acoustic system] while entering new vertical markets and expanding our global presence,” says Helen Meyer, executive vice president of Meyer Sound. “John McMahon will play a key role in connecting the different departments and making sure they are in sync as the company builds towards further growth.” www.meyersound.com


addition of Erwin Engel,who will take care of the sales and rental markets in western Switzerland. He has more than 20 years of experience in the professional broadcasting market and was previously responsible for sales engineering broadcast at John Lay Electronics. www.riedel.net


Industry veteran Rod Falconer has been appointed


to the position of director of technical training and education at Community Professional, while Rich Bellando is now strategic development manager. Falconer, who has been involved in the pro-audio industry for around 30 years, joined Community in 2007 as regional manager for the Western United States and Canada. This new role is said to be a natural extension of his prior experience. In his new role, Bellando will be responsible for the implementation of special projects focused on expanding OEM markets and developing long-term growth for Community. www.communitypro.com


Frank Frederiksen has joined Barix as vice


president, product marketing and Rich Bellando Community Professional


Frank Frederiksen Barix


strategy. Prior to this he has served as strategic marketing and innovation manager for Philips, and product and technology manager for ST-Ericsson. His main goal in his new role is to establish a future roadmap for the company in terms of products and overall marketing objectives. www.barix.com


Michael Hoover has been named president of


Cakewalk following Greg Hendershott’s resignation as the company’s chief executive officer. Hoover, who joined Cakewalk in 1998 as product manager, has assumed primary responsibility for all day-to-day company operations. Hendershott will remain available as a consultant to support a smooth transition. www.cakewalk.com


The AES has announced the results of its 2012


elections. Harman International’s Sean Olive has been named president elect, Ron Streicher will become secretary, and Garry Margolis is treasurer-elect. Vice president Eastern US and Canada is Robert W Breen; vice president Western US and Canada is Jonathan Novick; while Bill Foster takes up the role


Michael Hoover Cakewalk


for Northern Europe. John D Krivit, Valerie Tyler and Michael Williams have been named governors. All appointments take effect on 5 November. www.aes.org


Soho Square Studios has recruited former Prime


Focus commercials executive Paul Willey to the role of business development and co-production manager. The appointment is intended to enable the independently owned central London facility to broaden and diversify both its UK and US client base, particularly in the broadcast sector where Willey has a strong track record. www.sohosquarestudios.com


Paul Willey Soho Square Studios


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