Sabian Promotes Mark Love to Director of Research & Product Development

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Mark loveSabian has announced that master product specialist Mark Love has been promoted to the newly created position of director of research and product development.

In his new role, Love will take on overall responsibility for the development and creation of new instruments, development of enhanced manufacturing techniques and ensuring that the highest possible levels of product quality are maintained.


Yamaha Canada Music Hires Kris O’Reilly as Product Manager for Live Sound & Music Production

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

Kris O'ReillyYamaha Canada Music has announced the addition of Kris O’Reilly to its combo team as product marketing manager for live sound and music production.

O’Reilly comes to Yamaha with years of MI experience having worked for Long & McQuade in role as key buyer for audio and recording products since 2008, but actually started working in their Scarborough, ON store location back in 2004.


Derek Black Joins HHB Canada as Broadcast & Systems Sales Manager

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

Derek BlackHHB Canada has announced the appointment Derek Black to the new role of broadcast and systems sales manager. This appointment is effective immediately.

In his new position, Black will service HHB’s broadcast and systems clients and dealers, in conjunction with HHB Canada Sales Manager Norman Verrall. Together they will be responsible for managing the company’s independent broadcast and systems sales reps.


David Via to Lead Marketing for Zoom North America

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

David ViaZoom North America announced the appointment of David Via as vice president of marketing. Via will be responsible for the development and execution of Zoom’s marketing strategies and brand engagement. He joins Zoom after 12 years at D’Addario & Company, where he served as VP of business development and VP of global sales.


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.