Dale Sitar Appointed Western Canadian Sales Rep for Intellimix

Thursday, February 4th, 2016
Dale Sitar

Dale Sitar

Intellimix has announced that Dale Sitar has been appointed as its new sales representative for the MI market in Western Canada. Sitar has over 30 years of experience in the MI, pro audio, and live sound markets.

He started at the age of 19 working for Great West Imports in the graphic arts department. Intellimix says that when he became a sales representative for Great West he turned a “down” market in Alberta into a top producing market, eventually becoming buyer and general sales manager for the company.


Jim Rhodes Joins Radial in Artist Relations

Monday, January 4th, 2016

Jim RhodesRadial Engineering has announced that Jim Rhodes has joined the Vancouver-based team in Artist Relations.

Radial President Peter Janis says, “Radial just keeps growing year-over-year and the list of artists and engineers we work with continues to follow suit. We decided it was time to hire for this role to support the fostering and managing of these relationships. Jim will also take over the task of getting our products to magazines for their review columns. Jim is no stranger to Radial having worked very briefly for our nascent company Cabletek, now known as Radial, over 20 years ago and we are excited to have him be part of our team.”


Two Old Hippies Names Colin Besancon as Global Sales Manager

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015
Colin Besancon

Colin Besancon

Two Old Hippies Stringed Instruments has named Colin Besancon as global sales manager.

Breedlove has been located in Central Oregon for 25 years and Besancon has been a part of the organization for almost 14 of those years. During his tenure here he has held various positions from being a builder of the instruments to the product design and development, and has also represented the company in sales.


Shure Announces Planned Retirement of President & CEO LaMantia, Names Schyvinck as Successor

Monday, December 7th, 2015
Shure's Santo LaMantia (left) & Christine Schyvinck

Shure’s Santo LaMantia (left) & Christine Schyvinck

Shure Incorporated has announced that president and CEO Santo (Sandy) LaMantia intends to retire, effective July 1, 2016.

As part of a planned succession, he and Rose L. Shure, chairman, will appoint current executive vice president of global operations, marketing, and sales and COO Christine (Chris) Schyvinck to succeed him as president and CEO. On Jan. 1, 2016, Schyvinck will take on the added title of president, and will serve in this role until her appointment as president and CEO on July 1, 2016.


Black Lion Audio Names Terry Hardin as Key Accounts Manager

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

Black Lion Audio announced today that Terry Hardin has joined the Black Lion Audio sales team as Key Accounts Manager to further develop its growing portfolio of North American dealer accounts.

Hardin comes to Black Lion Audio with a wealth of experience within the musical instrument/pro audio Industry including the past seven years as general manager for FXpansion USA, Inc. (a manufacturer of virtual instrument and soft synth plug-ins). Prior to his tenure with FXpansion he held sales management and channel marketing positions with Ableton, Universal Audio, Antares Audio Technologies, Digidesign/Avid, and Emu Systems, to include management of both domestic and international distribution and retail accounts.

Radial Adds to Sales & Tech Support Teams

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015
Radial's Ryan Tobias (left) & Mike Bauer.

Radial’s Ryan Tobias (left) & Mike Bauer.

Radial Engineering has introduced two new members of its Vancouver, BC based team.

Ryan Tobias joins Inside Sales, Central Region. Ryan learned the business of live sound before taking his formal education in audio engineering and recording while living in his home state of Ohio. After a few years of live engineer mixing onboard cruise ships, Ryan decided put down roots in Vancouver, BC where he’s since gained experience working in studios, including producing from his own home studio and gradually moving into sales.