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Ward-Beck Celebrates 50 th Anniversary Toronto’s Ward-Beck Systems is celebrating its 50 th anniversary as a Canadian manu- facturer of audio equipment for broadcasters and other audio professionals in 2017. In April 1967, Ward-Beck Systems Ltd. was incorporated and through ownership changes and succession planning, Ward-Beck Systems Inc. was founded in 2015. “The name changed, but continuity through personnel and our commitment to the ideals established in 1967 remains unwavering. Quality craftsmanship, attention to detail, after-sales support, and excellent customer relations form the foundation of our company,” says Kevin Lyver, president of Ward-Beck Systems. Through five decades of continuous operation, the company has witnessed many technological and social changes in its industry, including the transition from vacuum tubes to solid state devices, the digitization of analog signals, convergence between various technologies, and lately, the shift to networked audio and video signals. “Through it all we persevered, evolved, and kept innovating to maintain our relevance to our clients and the industry,” says Lyver. For more information, contact Ward-Beck: 416-335-5999,, Steve Kosters, CEO of Intellimix and AVL Media Group, has an- nounced the addition of David Gardner to the companies’ Ontar- io sales team. “Very well known in the Ontario market, David brings his DAVID GARDNER wealth of experience and dynamic high energy approach to bear as we continue to experience rapid growth in Ontario,” says Kosters. “David’s varied and extensive background in lighting, video, and sound along with his technical depth and customer-centric approach adds signif- icant value to our offerings.” Gardner can be reached at dgardner@, dgardner@avlmediagroup. com, or at 647-825-6914. For more information, contact Intellimix/AVL Media Group: 514-457-9663,, MDG Now Distributing Gravity Stands in North America Musical Distributors Group (MDG) was offi- cially named the exclusive North American distributor for Gravity Stands, the new Adam Hall Group brand for stands that comprises products for various stage and studio needs. Designed and engineered in Germany, the brand was launched in 2015. Rob Olsen is MDG’s regional sales manager for Canada and the U.S. and is in charge of Gravity Stands. He can be reached at For more information, go to David Gardner Joins Intellimix/AVL’s Ontario Sales Team PROFESSIONAL SOUND 13