Professional Sound - February 2018 - Page 12

SIGNALS SSL Joins Audiotonix Group, Now Distributing Direct in Canada Audiotonix has acquired Solid State Logic (SSL), which now joins an ex- panding group of com- panies including Digico, Digigrid, Calrec, and Allen & Heath. As well, SSL has an- nounced it will take over its own Canadian distribution, which will be handled out of its Los Angeles and New York offices. Iconic musician AUDIOTONIX CEO JAMES GORDON Peter Gabriel, the majority shareholder in SSL, becomes an investor in Audiotonix as part of the transaction. “To reach our full potential, we need the support and resources of a larger group to help us achieve our aspirations,” says Antony David, managing director of SSL. “Audiotonix’s success in investing in and nurturing similar audio-focused businesses was crucial to us. Once we got talking, we quickly discovered that this was something we both wanted to happen.” Regarding Canadian distribution, SSL’s L.A. office will handle distribution to British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and the territories while SSL’s New York office will oversee distribution to Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, and the Atlantic provinces. For more information, contact SSL: 212-315-1111,, PLASA Appoints New Chair & Board Members PLASA has announced changes to its elected board, including the election of Adam Blaxill as the new chair. Blaxill joined the PLA- SA board as the professional services representative in ADAM BLAXILL 2012 and was elected as vice-chair in 2014. Blaxill takes over from Ed Pagett who has served as chair for an extended seven years. As a director of Stage Electrics, a U.K. integrator and supplier for entertainment technology, Blaxill’s expertise includes hire, sales, events, and installation, as well as testing and servicing operations at regional and national levels. For more information, contact PLASA:, 12 PROFESSIONAL SOUND AVANTE AUDIO’S CHUCK GREEN Avante Audio Appoints Sales Manager, Confirms SFM as Distributor Avante Audio has announced the appointment of Chuck Green as its sales manager. Avante Audio is a new professional audio brand that is part of the ADJ Group of Companies. SFM, the Canadian distributor of ADJ’s audio, lighting, and effects brands, has confirmed it is also distributing Avante Audio. Green joined the ADJ Group 15 years ago, working his way up to his current position of international sales manager. Now also taking on the role of sales manager for Avante Audio, Green will be responsible for providing worldwide sales support for the brand. “We are very pleased to have such a strong partner like SFM for Avante Audio,” Green tells Professional Sound. “I have worked closely with them over the years and I’m confident they are the best partners to help grow Avante Audio in the Great White North.” For more information, contact Avante Audio: 323-316-9722,, EMD Music Now Distributing Nady Systems in Canada & U.S. EMD Music and Nady Systems have announced a new distribution partner- (L-R) EMD MUSIC’S BILL FILEK, PAUL GARDNER, JIM VERWOERD, ship for 2018 covering BARBARA VANCE & ROBB GARDNER the U.S. and Canadian markets. EMD will join ѡѥ9䁑ɥѽȁݽɬѡTLݥѠ)፱ͥ٥䁥 +q9Mѕ́́ȁɭЁȁȁ́ݗeɔ)ٕ䁕፥ѕѼՍՅɽՍЁѼȁɥѥљtͅ)5=Ʌѥ́5ȁɕ܁Mݥи+qQ́ѹ͡ݥѠ5ݥȁѼȁՅ䰁ɐ)ݥɕ́ɼՑȁѼѡ ɭЁѥѼե)ȁݕх͡TLɭгt́ͅ9ɕѽȁḾ݅ɐY)]̸q]͡ɔ5éɕѥٔ٥ͥѵЁѼፕ)݅ɐѼɥЁɔѽѡȻt)ȁɔɵѥхЁ5ܴĴ̰ͥ)ܹͥ