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.
Panamax announced the expansion of its MAX In-Wall series of AC power solution products. Being added to the In-Wall ranks are the Powerkit-Pro, Power-Pro, and Dual Signal Bay all serving for noise filtration, protection from power surges, and connecting signal lines. These new power management products do not require extension cords. The Powerkit-Pro ($299.95 SRP) is a code-compliment extension of Panamax filtration and protection to remotely located devices by accommodating optional signal line modules that connect the component rack to the video output. There is EMI/RFI noise filtration built into the outlets. The 15-amp Power-Pro ($99.95 SRP) delivers safe power to the remote
Denton Gets In Car In Car Experts, a mobile electronics buying group in Swedesboro, N.J., has hired Jason Denton, a 13-year industry veteran, as an associate director. Denton has worked in all aspects of the mobile electronics industry starting from the installation bay through sales/management to his most recent position with Mid-Atlantic JL Audio rep firm, Signature Marketing. In his new role, Denton will focus on retail member communications. Panamax Promotes Swan Panamax/Furman Sound, a Petaluma, Calif.-based provider of AC power management solutions, promoted Chris Swan to vice president of operations. Swan has served as Panamax’s director of operations since 2000. Since joining
AVAD, a Van Nuys, Calif.-based distributor of home electronics products, appointed Tony Orcutt as regional sales manager of its Dealer-to-Builder Program, an initiative that links builders with electronic system contractors. Over the past several years, Orcutt has worked with national, regional and local builders to initiate and implement contracts and programs for Beam Industries Central Vacuum Systems of Webster City, Iowa. There, he managed builder related activities in various regions and worked with many production builders. Orcutt also has worked with systems integrators and equipment manufacturers to develop business within the building industry. WildBlueCommunications, a Denver, Colo.-based provider of Internet connectivity,
The Elf Foundation (www.elfsystems.org) cut the ribbon on its sixtieth “Room of Magic” entertainment theater, in the Pediatrics Department of New York City’s New York-Presbyterian University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell this month. The dedication of this theater marks the sixtieth time that the five-year-old Elf Foundation, a non-profit organization, has brought together the talents of volunteer installers with top-tier gear donated by CE industry companies to help create an area where hospitalized children and their families can go to escape the institutionalized atmosphere of a treatment facility. Dr. Gerald M. Loughlin, Pediatrics Department chairman at New York-Presbyterian, remarked at