Yorkville Sound Appoints New District Sales Manager for Ontario

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

Shawn CrockardIn an effort to improve their rep team and add further support to the  Ontario dealer base, Yorkville Sound has appointed Shawn Crockard as its newest district sales manager, effective immediately.

Reporting to the VP of Sales and Marketing, Jeff Cowling, Crockard’s territory will include southwestern and northern Ontario. Rounding out the Ontario sales team is Chris Gauthier and Alex Donmoyer, who will collectively represent Yorkville’s brands in Ontario.


Celestion Appoints Darrell Vasquez as Business Development Executive for North America

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Vasquez_Darrell xlCelestion has announced the appointment of Darrell Vasquez as business development executive.  In his new role, Vasquez will work together with Celestion’s valued sales and distribution partners in the U.S. and Canada to expand their offerings to new markets, as well as servicing their current clientele.

Vasquez most recently worked in direct sales and consumer relations at Fender Musical Instruments Corporation in Scottsdale, AZ, which included work with their specialty brands.  Prior to that, he held several roles with Best Buy Corporation, including positions in home theatre sales and installation, business account management, and the musical instrument marketplace. He has also handled merchandising throughout the Nevada and Arizona territories for Bose Corporation. A graduate of the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences, Vasquez’s education and experience working with MI and pro audio markets will allow him to explore a wide range of new business opportunities for at Celestion, according to the company.


Third Former-TC Employee Joins Lunastone

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

Morten_Lave-hiresFormer Head of Development at TC Electronic, Morten Lave, has joined the Danish guitar pedal company Lunastone. He will be the third ex-TC employee to become part of Lunastone, as other former TC employees Allan Strand and Jesper Dalum have already joined the newcomer from Copenhagen in the past years.


Reloop Appoints New Co-CEOs

Friday, September 15th, 2017

Reloop CEOsRobert Lauterwein, founder of Germany-based DJ brand Reloop, has announced the appointment of Gerald Barbyer and Thomas Heselhaus as new CEOs of the company.

“When looking back on more than 20 years of experience in the DJ and pro-audio industry, I am proud that Reloop evolved into a leading brand for DJ gear and is established in more than 90 countries worldwide,” says Robert Lauterwein. “With this achievement in mind and an amazing product roadmap ahead, I feel that the time is great to hand over the reins to a new executive board to pursue the ongoing advancement and generate fresh momentum. That’s why I am happy that Gerald Barbyer and Thomas Heselhaus are enthusiastic to step up and have accepted their new roles as managing directors, with immediate effect.”


Coalition for Music Education Appoints New Interim Executive Director

Friday, September 8th, 2017
Angela Elster

Angela Elster

The board of directors of the Coalition for Music Education has appointed Angela Elster as Interim Executive Director effective immediately.

“We are delighted that Angela has agreed to temporarily relinquish her seat on the Board to take on this important role as the Coalition prepares for a new school year,” said Eric Favaro, chair of the board.  “Ms. Elster brings to this position a wealth of experience in the field of music and arts education, leading innovative projects that have enabled children and youth to experience the power of the arts in schools and communities across Canada and around the world.”  This interim appointment allows more time for the Executive and Board to establish a leadership model moving forward.


Orange Amps Appoints New Managing Director

Monday, August 21st, 2017
Tim Ireland - Orange Managing Director

Tim Ireland

Tim Ireland has been appointed as Orange Music Electronic Company (OMEC)’s new managing director with effect from Aug. 21st. This role includes global responsibilities for the whole group and the mission to drive the company forward in an ever changing industry.