TMP ’ S TOM TEDESCO
The Music People Promotes Tom Tedesco to President & CEO The Music People ( TMP ), a division of Exertis Jam , has announced the promotion of long-time employee Tom Tedesco to president and CEO . Sharon Hennessey and John Hennessey , co-presidents , have been appointed chairwoman and chairman . Montreal-based Exertis Jam ( formerly Jam Industries ) acquired TMP in 2020 .
Over the years , Tedesco has worked his way up in the company , with his most recent position being VP of sales and business development . “ Tom has demonstrated excellent judgment and strong leadership with a focus on our relationships . The time is right for him as well as the business to take this logical next step , and we couldn ’ t be prouder of him and the whole team ,” says Hennessey .
“ I am so excited and humbled for the opportunity to lead the TMP team . I am extremely appreciative of the friendship and mentorship I received from John and Sharon over the last 11 years that prepared me for the next step in my career . Thank you to Marty [ Szpiro ] and Stuart [ Frenkel ] for their confidence in me to build on our momentum into the future ,” adds Tedesco .
TMP has two brand divisions : On- Stage , the designer , manufacturer , and supplier of musical instrument stands and accessories ; and TMP-Pro , a U . S . distributor of pro audio , video , lighting , and accessories brands .
Techni + Contact Becomes Canadian Distributor for Stewart Audio Stewart Audio , a U . S . manufacturer of amplifiers , electronic audio equipment , and components , has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Techni + Contact Canada .
Stewart Audio ’ s broad array of compact standard and network amplifiers span both analog and digital worlds . “ I ’ m delighted with the appointment of Techni + Contact Canada Ltd . as a distributor for Canada ,” says Stewart Audio President Brian McCormick . “ A well-established , customer-focused company , committed to providing the highest quality solutions available , Techni + Contact is an outstanding addition to our worldwide distribution network .”
“ Our corporate , education , and government client-base rely on us to offer best of breed technology solutions ,” adds Julie Legault , president of Techni + Contact Canada . “ Stewart Audio ’ s amplifier lineup fulfills a critical need within our product offering , allowing us to offer our customers reliable , robust , and cost-effective AV solutions .”
TECHNI + CONTACT CANADA ’ S JULIE LEGAULT
ZOOM NORTH AMERICA ’ S ERIC BATTIN
Zoom North America Promotes Eric Battin to VP of Sales & Planning Zoom North America has announced the promotion of Eric Battin to vice president of sales and planning .
Battin joined Zoom North America at its inception in 2013 as its very first associate . He initially handled many facets of the work required , from sales and marketing to warehousing and shipping . In 2014 , Battin was promoted to U . S . national sales manager , and has been key to Zoom ’ s sales growth over the past eight years , the company says . As VP of sales and planning , he will continue to be a member of Zoom ’ s sales team , reporting to Senior VP of Sales Dan Gallagher . Additionally , Battin will be responsible for managing and implementing the company ’ s planning across its various departments .
“ From the beginning , Eric ’ s dedication , commitment , and work ethic have made him valuable to our team ,” says Scott Goodman , Zoom North America CEO . “ I can think of no one better , or more deserving , to support the company in this newly created position .”
“ I am incredibly grateful for the experience I ’ ve had at Zoom North America and for the opportunity to further the company ’ s growth in this new capacity ,” adds Battin . “ I could not imagine a better team or a better brand to be a part of and am excited to continue my role in supporting our customers .” Intellimix handles sales and order fulfillment for Zoom in Canada . For more information , contact Zoom North America : 631-542-5270 , info @ zoom-na . com , www . zoom-na . com .
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