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Bowers & Wilkins announced last week that it has launched a new music club, in association with Real World Studios, which is owned by recording artist Peter Gabriel. The B&W Music Club, which describes itself as “an online community for audiophiles and music fans,” and offers a special album for download each month, always recorded live at the studio in Bath, England. The music will come from many different genres and styles. The club’s membership costs $39.95 for six months and $59.95 for a full year. For more information on the club, visit www.bowers-wilkins.com/sos What do you think about the club? Talk
New B&W Sales Group Manager for Florida The B&W Group North America announced this week that it has named Jim Scatena the new regional sales manager for the Florida market. Most recently the Northeastern regional sales manager for SpeakerCraft, Scatena will relocate to Florida from Ohio. Panamax Hires Paschke Panamax on Thursday announced that Jimmy Paschke has been named to the position of Eastern regional sales manager. A 15-year industry veteran, Paschke comes to Panamax from D&M Holdings. He will be based in North Carolina, reporting to national sales manager Kristin Ruff; and his territory will encompass most of the Eastern United States.
Harman International and Bowers & Wilkins have reached a licensing agreement covering products for the luxury automotive accessories market, the companies announced Tuesday. The agreement, called an “exclusive licensing agreement” by the companies, entails Harman handling hardware development for B&W products, while B&W handles “systems integration, performance and the branding.” “This new alliance is a partnership in the truest sense of the word—a collaboration that combines the technical strengths of audio leaders possessing an extensive heritage related to producing high-performance sound offerings,” B&W’s chairman and CEO, Joe Atkins, said in a statement. “The agreement is intended to increase the pace and scale
The Bowers & Wilkins Group announced Monday that its president, Peter Wellikoff, will retire from the company at year’s end. Wellikoff had spent the previous twelve years with B&W. “I will miss the B&W Group a great deal, but it’s time for me to move on to the next phase of my career,” Wellikoff said in a statement issued by the company. He added that he will continue to serve as a board member with the PARA group, and continue volunteering with the CEA. For more on the company, visit www.bowers-wilkins.com
Russound, a Newmarket, N.H., developer of multi-room audio solutions, promoted veteran Diane O’Neill to director of finance and accounting, and hired Teresa Steenbeke as tradeshow manager. O’Neill, who served as Russound’s controller, reports to Linda Mariotti, Russound CFO, and company president, Maureen Baldwin. Steenbeke joins Russound after stints as travel and accommodations manager for the Telluride and Tribeca Film Festivals. Steenbeke, whose predecessor, Maria Linvill, was transferred to the position of customer support and education department coordinator, coordinates all tradeshow activities for the company, including travel and accommodations, logistics and transport, communication with show sponsors, promotional opportunities, and related efforts. B&W Appoints H&M