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Vision has announced the ap- pointment of Minh Vothi as its European Business Manager. Joining from Barco, Minh has over six years’ experience in the AV and IT industry. Along- side business development and marketing, Minh has ac- cumulated a wealth of strong customer and reseller rela- tionships, increasing positive growth throughout the Benelux region for the BARCO portfolio. Minh’s knowledge of the chan- nel and partnership approach means she has the perfect skill set to support Vision’s Europe- an network of integrators.


in China visiting Vision’s facto- ries and cultivating new rela- tionships right from the get go. With her ambition and proac- tive attitude, I’m sure Minh will have a hugely positive effect on the team and on Vision’s future within the European channel and beyond”, comments Stu- art Lockhart, Vision Managing Director. Minh Vothi adds; “I’m eager to expand our impressive port- folio further out into the mar- ket. With Vision’s outstanding insight and time spent on re- search and development, we’re able to offer truly flexible and


engage more strategically with our members. In addition, find- ing the right leader who would fit our culture and complement our talented team was para- mount. Hamlet will be a great addition and contributor to AVIXA and the industry." "I feel fortunate to join an association with a rich histo- ry dating back to 1939," said Ambarsoom. "The AVIXA staff and leadership team's singular focus is to deliver exceptional value to our members and the AV industry, and I look forward to further enhancing our mem- bership


experience Signagelive has to recently meet


and exceed the ever-changing needs of our dynamic industry."


ap-


Vision has announced the appointment of Minh Vothi as its European Business Manager.


Based in Belgium, Minh’s


knowledge and understand- ing of partner requirements will continue to boost Vision’s new and existing reseller rela- tionships, giving them direct access to the latest products throughout the EU.


“Minh promises to deliver knowledge and passion to Vi- sion’s integration partners. Her first days on the job were spent


AVIXA has introduced Hamlet Ambarsoom as the organiza- tion's Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Ambarsoom will manage AVIXA's strategy for sales and marketing activities, ensuring growth in product and service areas.


Ambarsoom has extensive experience


in marketing and


sales, including market de- velopment, corporate/brand strategy and product and sales cycle management. He has worked in large multinational corporations as well as owned and managed independent small business entities around the world. In 2009, he found- ed Alternative Solutions Imple- menters Inc., a management consulting firm offering mar- keting and sales expertise and business development strate- gies for technology start-ups, fi- nancial services organizations, and manufacturers. He also spent more than 10 years with Giesecke & Devrient, leading the company's marketing and sales activity in North Amer- ica and Latin America for the banknote processing division. "I am thrilled to have Ham- let join the AVIXA team," said Heidi A. Voorhees, MBA, CAE, Chief Operating Officer, AVIXA.


well-thought-out products that meet our customers’ needs. The surety that Vision offers through its lifetime guarantee is a bold statement and one which I’m proud to be aligning myself with. I will be working with customers throughout Eu- rope on product roll outs and project bids, as well as increas- ing knowledge of the huge Vi- sion portfolio.”


"We went through an exhaus- tive process to ensure we found someone who could continue to elevate our sales and mar- keting function. In addition to Hamlet's extensive experience in marketing and sales in the


Nick Curulli - new Business De- velopment Manager for Austra- lia and New Zealand within the APAC team of Signagelive.


age existing partner relation-


AVIXA has introduced Hamlet Ambarsoom as the organization's Vice President of Sales and Marketing.


U.S. and internationally, he has a proven track record of col- laborative leadership with cli- ents and team members. This will be essential as we look to


ships and develop business in Australia and New Zealand. Curulli said: “Not too long ago I was an underutilised resource within a larger Digital Signage Company. All too often end us- ers received either a product or service which wasn’t quite fit for purpose. It was then that I (along with other likeminded individuals), was establishing a niche business, offering un- complicated solutions based on the Signagelive platform. I was delighted when I was offered the BDM Position (APAC). My previous experience as a Signagelive reseller gives me confidence in knowing what is required by end users, and other reseller partners alike. I look forward to the challenge of growing the existing partner network, and promoting Sig- nagelive to a greater market.” Jason Cremins, founder and CEO of Signagelive, said: “I have known Nick for several years as a value-added reseller for Signagelive and when the opportunity came for us to ex-


pointed Nick Curulli as Busi- ness Development Manager for Australia and New Zealand within the APAC team. The appointment of Nick demon- strates Signagelive’s commit- ment to future growth in Aus- tralia and New Zealand markets and strengthens our position as a recognised leader within the digital signage industry. Nick has been in the digital signage industry for 8 years and formerly worked for a Sig- nagelive reseller before joining the Signagelive team to man-


pand our business locally in Australia and New Zealand, Nick was at the top of our list of candidates. Nick’s knowledge of the local digital signage in- dustry, and personal experienc- es of selling and using the Sig- nagelive platform, provides a great foundation for us to build on our current success in a key target market, as we grow our company globally.”


With the continued rapid growth of Clevertouch around the world, Brian Ebury joins the business in the newly cre- ated position of Clevertouch International Sales Manager. Ebury will oversee all our op- erations outside of the UK and USA managing our internation- al team in London, offices in France, Germany, Sweden and Finland.


Ebury has a long-established career


within the audio-visu-


al industry with roles at Exer- tis, Beta Distribution and at our sister company Sahara AV Distribution in the UK. Ebury comments: “With distribution partners in 74 countries, Clev- ertouch is one of the fastest growing multi award-winning touchscreen brands around the globe. I’m very honoured to be part of a very special brand and looking forward to building on their current successes”. Clevertouch’s portfolio of products includes a complete range of interactive large format displays designed to enhance collaboration in Enterprise, Government and Education. Based in London, Ebury will work and grow our current net- work of specialist integrators, consultants and distributors.


Tony as Group FD and will join the Group’s Board on 30 July 2018. Stephen Lamb is a qual- ified Chartered Accountant and is currently Senior Vice Presi- dent and Chief Financial Offi- cer of the International division of Iron Mountain Inc, a US-list- ed global business dedicated to storing, protecting and manag- ing information and assets. Whilst at Iron Mountain, Ste-


phen has had a strong commer- cial finance role supporting the profitable and cash generative development of the interna- tional business. He has led an international finance team, developed back office systems and processes and overseen a number of international acqui- sitions. Stephen has also held previous finance roles at Regus PLC and Experian PLC.


RGB Communications Ltd has announced the appointment of Lee Denton as their Business Development Manager (Atlona). Having joined the team in May 2018, Lee is now responsible for developing new business whilst building on the existing success of RGB and Atlona in the residential and commercial marketplaces.


Lee brings a wealth of expe- rience. Most recently from EP- SON, in the Pro Displays team, where he worked closely with channel partners, consultants and higher education end-us- ers. Prior to EPSON Lee worked with an AIDC distributor called BlueStar, who are better known in the US than Europe. AIDC


Stephen Fenby, Managing Di- rector of Midwich Group Plc, said:


“On behalf of the Board, I would like to take this oppor- tunity to thank Tony for the contribution he has made to Midwich’s success over the last six years. Tony helped prepare the Group for its IPO in 2016 and its subsequent establish- ment as a public company. It has been a pleasure to work alongside Tony and I wish him well for the future.


“I am delighted that Stephen has agreed to join the Group and I am confident that his re- cent experience with growing and managing international businesses will be of great ben- efit to Midwich as we continue to expand our footprint across the globe.”


Communications. Continuing


its accelerating


pace of expansion, Pascal has announced the appointment of industry veteran Michael Munch to the newly created position of Product Manager. Munch’s extensive and diverse career in professional audio spans more than 30 years, en- compassing sound engineering and international touring, pro- duction management, product management and business de- velopment. He has held prod- uct management leadership roles at TC Electronics, Lab. gruppen, Tannoy, TC Group and Dynaudio, and brings a wealth of experience, industry knowl- edge and personal contacts to


Pascal A/S CEO Lars Fenger (right) with newly appointed Product man- ager Michael Munch


Brian Ebury joins Clevertouch in the newly created position of Clevertouch International Sales Manager.


Midwich has announced that, as part of a review of suc- cession plans for the role of Group Finance Director, An- thony “Tony” Bailey will step down as Group FD and from the Board on 30 June 2018. Tony requested that the role of Group Finance


Director


be considered as part of the Group’s succession process and having helped steer the Group through its successful IPO in 2016, he now wishes to focus on other interests. The Midwich Board has also announced that Stephen Lamb has been appointed to succeed


was technical distributor for the likes of Zebra, Motorola, Honeywell, Datalogic (to name a few), this was based around handheld data capture/RFID devices.


Gordon Innocent, Chairman of RGB Communications Ltd comments “I am very pleased to welcome Lee to our team and am sure that he will quick- ly become a great asset to us, our resellers and custom in- stallers.”


“I am thrilled to have Lee onboard to add another experi- enced and dedicated resource to support the existing dealers and proliferate new business in the UK & Ireland. Lee is going to play a crucial part in RGB’s growth in 2018” said Andy Atwell, Sales Director of RGB


his new role at Pascal. After two years


as Product


Manager at TC Electronic, Munch relocated to Sweden to join Lab.gruppen as Stra- tegic Product Management and Business Development. In 2011 he was appointed VP of Business Management, TC Group Install & Tour Vertical. In 2013, Munch moved up to VP, Install & Touring at TC Group. Subsequently he joined Dy- naudio, initially as VP, Product Management Install and latter- ly as Chief Product Officer for Home, Install and Pro business segments.


P12 AV News September 2017


AV News June 2018 P15


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