Professional Sound - December 2017 - Page 14

SIGNALS David Scheirman Takes Over as AES President DAVID SCHEIRMAN David Scheirman has begun his new role as president of the Audio Engineering Society. Scheirman has served three terms on the AES board of governors, along with numerous roles and chair positions at AES conventions and within the AES committee system. Currently, he holds the position of director of global concert and rental business at Bose Professional. “I’m honoured to have been elected president of the AES by our membership,” says Scheirman, “and the timing takes place as our society moves forward with so many promis- ing initiatives, like our collaborative events and our membership growth activities in China and elsewhere across the globe. Equally promising is our ongoing investment in the future through service to our growing student membership and, as evidenced by our creation of the new Diversity and Inclusion committee, in proactively promoting opportunity both within the AES and the audio industry at large.” For more information, go to www.aes.org. Derek Black Joins HHB Canada as Broadcast & Systems Sales Manager HHB Canada has appointed Derek Black to the new role of broadcast and systems sales manager. In his new position, Black will service HHB’s broadcast and systems clients and dealers in conjunction with Sales Manager Norman Verrall. Together, they will be responsible for managing the company’s independent broadcast and systems sales reps. Black brings over 25 years of pro audio experience to the role, including positions at TC Group Ameri- cas, Power Group, and QSC. “I’ve known Dave [Dysart, HHB Canada president] and the HHB crew over many years as a dealer, dis- tributor, and friend, and shared experiences at various industry events over the years,” says Black. “I’m truly excited to become part of an organization that is so well liked and respected in the field. With strong, sol- id ownership and the combined experiences in different market verticals that the team brings, I wanted to be a part of writing a very exciting new chapter in the scope of business for HHB.” For more information, contact HHB Canada: 416-867-9000, FAX 416-867-1080, sales@hhbcanada.com, www.hhbcanada.com. HHB CANADA’S DEREK BLACK Marc Bertrand Joins Adamson as Managing Director of Americas Adamson Systems Engineering has appointed audio industry veteran Marc Bertrand to the role of managing director for Adamson Americas. In his new role, Bertrand will lead sales growth and network expansion in both the touring and installation markets in North and South America. “The Adamson brand has delivered exceptionally strong growth in all as- pects over recent years. Adamson has always been synonymous with premium quality sound and is already a leading brand in countries like France and the Netherlands. My mandate, in concert with the complete Americas team, is to build on this performance and create the same benchmark sales and brand presence throughout the Americas,” says Bertrand. “I’m also very excited to be ADAMSON’S MARC BERTRAND able to draw on the support of this dynamic and entrepreneurial management team at headquarters as well as the experience of our European and Asian teams.” Bertrand spent a decade with Tannoy North America, eventually serving as managing director for five years, before becoming CEO of TC Group Americas. Prior to accepting his new position, Bertrand had already advised Adamson in a consultancy role and contributed to the company’s year- over-year growth as part of CETEC Group, the manufacturer’s representative firm for the Canadian market. For more information, contact Adamson Systems Engineering: 905-982-0520, info@adamsonsystems.com, www.adamsonsystems.com. … Martin Audio has released a series of free webinars that will kick-start a new monthly education program for its product ranges and software platforms. These live sessions will initially be conducted by members of its product support group and even- tually introduce guest speakers featuring end users who will share their experiences, insights, and expertise. For more information, go to www.martin-audio.com/training. 14 PROFESSIONAL SOUND