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Sennheiser Names Falcone, Beebe and Warlitz to New Posts As Year-Long Restructuring in the Americas Nears Completion OLD LYME, CT — Globally, Sennheiser is reorganizing its sales operations into three major regions, The Americas, EMEA and Asia. A bit more locally — North and South America, anyway — the Wede-mark, Germany-based company assigned John Falcone, Greg Beebe and Markus Warlitz to new posts. The shifting respon-sibilities for the three executives — all of whom have been with Sennheiser for years — go into effect Jan. 1, 2012. Falcone, who has headed up Sennheiser Electronic Corporation, the U.S. subsidiary for the past 13 years, was named head of business in the Ameri-cas, including the U.S., Canada and Latin America. Beebe, who joined Sennheiser 19 years ago as an application en-gineer and rose through the ranks to vice president product market-ing for the U.S., will take over for John Falcone Falcone as presi-dent of Sennheiser Electronic Corpora-tion and head of U.S. operations. Warlitz, who joined Sennheiser in 2004 as chief financial officer, was named general manager of Sennheiser Latin America, a newly-created position. Together with Jean Langlais, who continues as presi-continued on page 6 7,673,&#15;&#03;796+<*;065&#15;&#03;.,(9&#15;&#03;.0.:&#15; 129(0%(5&#03; &#15;&#13;&#14;&#14; &#03;9RO&#11;&#03;&#14;&#13;&#03;&#03;1R&#11;&#13;&#15; Parnelli Awards Recognize Innovation, Excellence L-Acoustics and Sennheiser Canada “Parting Ways Amicably” MARCOUSSIS, France — L-Acoustics and Sennheiser Canada Inc. announced a joint decision to end their collabora-tion. Sennheiser Canada Inc. will cease to be the exclusive distributor of the L-Acoustics brand in Canada, effective Jan. 1, 2012. Starting January 2012, all sales sup-port will be provided direct from L-Acoustics. As it has done in other Euro-pean markets and the U.S., L-Acoustics will establish a Certified Provider Net-work for Canada. “Sennheiser Canada has always prov-en to be a professional and dedicated partner for L-Acoustics during our many years of collaboration, and we wish them well for the future,” said L-Acoustics business development director Jochen Frohn. “After 18 years of a positive and fruit-ful collaboration with L-Acoustics, we are parting ways amicably and Sennheiser Canada will continue to honor its com-mitments to its existing L-Acoustics customers in regards to service and sup-port,” said Jean Langlais, president of Sennheiser Canada. The L-Acoustics Certified Provider Network consists of a selected group of independent companies that own and provide L-Acoustics systems on a rental, installation or sales basis for identified market segments according to established standards and guidelines. L-Acoustics products for the U.S. market are distributed by L-Acoustics US of Ox-nard, CA. Seen (And Heard) On Broadway Audio legend Dave Robb presented audio legend Kenton Forsythe, “the ideal collaborator,” with the 2011 Parnelli Audio Innovator Award. Other awards presented Oct. 29 at the Pea-body Orlando included FOH Mixer (Brad Madix), Monitor Mixer (Kevin “Tater” McCarthy), Audio System Tech (Jo Ravitch), Hometown Hero Sound Company (Production Support Group) and Sound Company of the Year (Solotech). For the full list of winners and all the details — including Flo, Eddie and a surprise appear-ance by Kenny Chesney honoring Lifetime Achiever Ed Wannebo, turn to page 20. Brian Ronan and Christopher Sloan, sound designer and produc-tion engineer, respectively, for the 2011 Tony Award-winning production, Book of Mormon , made sure the laugh-ing from the audience would be at the clever dialogue and song lyrics and not at the sight of the angel Moroni twirl-ing into the center-hung L-Acoustics dV-DOSC nine-cabinet array. For more on the challenges unique to sound de-sign for Broadway, turn to page 26. Buyers Guide Compact line arrays from 18 manufactur-32 ers. No commentary, just detailed specs and images. ( We report, you decide ). Hi-Tech Audio’s Inventory Grows with Purchase of Five New DiGiCo SD Series Consoles, 16 SD-Racks SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Hi-Tech Au-dio added to its rental inventory recently with five DiGiCo SD series consoles — two SD10s, one SD9 and two SD7s — plus16 48/98k SD-Racks. Hi-Tech’s Louis Adamo noted that the company already has close to 50 consoles in its inventory — “a pretty good chunk” of which are DiGiCo — and he credited the company for bringing its pricing down to get the desks in front of more engineers. “With some of these newer DiGiCo consoles coming in at lower price points, you give a lot more people the op-portunity to touch and use them,” Adamo said. “I know they’ll do well for us.” Tech Feature Everything you’ve ever wanted to 34 know about how the port in a vented subwoofer operates. www.ProAudioSpace.com/join

Sennheiser Names Falcone, Beebe and Warlitz to New Posts As Year-Long Restructuring in the Americas Nears Completion

John Falcone


OLD LYME, CT — Globally, Sennheiser is reorganizing its sales operations into three major regions, The Americas, EMEA and Asia. A bit more locally — North and South America, anyway — the Wedemark, Germany-based company assigned John Falcone, Greg Beebe and Markus Warlitz to new posts. The shifting responsibilities for the three executives — all of whom have been with Sennheiser for years — go into effect Jan. 1, 2012.

Falcone, who has headed up Sennheiser Electronic Corporation, the U.S. subsidiary for the past 13 years, was named head of business in the Americas, including the U.S., Canada and Latin America.

Beebe, who joined Sennheiser 19 years ago as an application engineer and rose through the ranks to vice president product marketing for the U.S., will take over for Falcone as president of Sennheiser Electronic Corporation and head of U.S. operations.

Warlitz, who joined Sennheiser in 2004 as chief financial officer, was named general manager of Sennheiser Latin America, a newly-created position.

Together with Jean Langlais, who continues as president of Sennheiser Canada, Beebe and Warlitz will all report to Falcone.

While announcing Falcone’s appointment, Sennheiser noted that, under his tenure, the U.S. subsidiary has achieved record sales numbers.

“John will help us implement our premium strategy, with a particular focus on each of our three Business Divisions and give a significant positive impulse for business in the Latin American markets,” said Volker Bartels, speaker of Sennheiser’s executive management board and president, Corporate Services.

“I congratulate Greg and Markus on their well-deserved appointments, which completes our leadership restructuring in the Americas,” said Falcone, of the initiative that began in Jan. 2011. He credited both for making “very significant contributions” and for having “a measurable impact on our continued growth. I’d also like to recognize Jean Langlais, who continues to successfully run the Canadian organization, where we have a well-established sales organization and customer base in each of our business sectors.”

Read the full article at http://digitaleditiononline.com/article/Sennheiser+Names+Falcone%2C+Beebe+and+Warlitz+to+New+Posts+As+Year-Long+Restructuring+in+the+Americas+Nears+Completion/894326/89275/article.html.

L-Acoustics and Sennheiser Canada “Parting Ways Amicably”

MARCOUSSIS, France — L-Acoustics and Sennheiser Canada Inc. announced a joint decision to end their collaboration. Sennheiser Canada Inc. will cease to be the exclusive distributor of the LAcoustics brand in Canada, effective Jan. 1, 2012.

Starting January 2012, all sales support will be provided direct from LAcoustics. As it has done in other European markets and the U.S., L-Acoustics will establish a Certified Provider Network for Canada.

“Sennheiser Canada has always proven to be a professional and dedicated partner for L-Acoustics during our many years of collaboration, and we wish them well for the future,” said L-Acoustics business development director Jochen Frohn.

“After 18 years of a positive and fruitful collaboration with L-Acoustics, we are parting ways amicably and Sennheiser Canada will continue to honor its commitments to its existing L-Acoustics customers in regards to service and support,” said Jean Langlais, president of Sennheiser Canada.

The L-Acoustics Certified Provider Network consists of a selected group of independent companies that own and provide L-Acoustics systems on a rental, installation or sales basis for identified market segments according to established standards and guidelines. L-Acoustics products for the U.S. market are distributed by L-Acoustics US of Oxnard, CA.

Read the full article at http://digitaleditiononline.com/article/L-Acoustics+and+Sennheiser+Canada+%E2%80%9CParting+Ways+Amicably%E2%80%9D/894328/89275/article.html.

Hi-Tech Audio’s Inventory Grows with Purchase of Five New DiGiCo SD Series Consoles, 16 SD-Racks

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Hi-Tech Audio added to its rental inventory recently with five DiGiCo SD series consoles — two SD10s, one SD9 and two SD7s — plus16 48/98k SDRacks. Hi-Tech’s Louis Adamo noted that the company already has close to 50 consoles in its inventory — “a pretty good chunk” of which are DiGiCo — and he credited the company for bringing its pricing down to get the desks in front of more engineers. “With some of these newer DiGiCo consoles coming in at lower price points, you give a lot more people the opportunity to touch and use them,” Adamo said. “I know they’ll do well for us.”

Read the full article at http://digitaleditiononline.com/article/Hi-Tech+Audio%E2%80%99s+Inventory+Grows+with+Purchase+of+Five+New+DiGiCo+SD+Series+Consoles%2C+16+SD-Racks/894329/89275/article.html.

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