IATSE International President Matthew Loeb with Anthony DePaulo, who stepped down as 3rd International Vice President, and new 13th International Vice President James J. Claffey, Jr.
IATSE International President Matthew Loeb with Anthony DePaulo, who stepped down as 3rd International Vice President, and new 13th International Vice President James J. Claffey, Jr.

James J. Claffey Jr. Elected as 13th International VP of IATSE

Michael Eddy

NEW ORLEANS, LA—Third International Vice President Anthony DePaulo announced that he is stepping down from the General Executive Board effective immediately. The announcement was made at the IATSE’s Mid-Winter General Executive Board Meeting. DePaulo will continue to stay involved as the Co-Director of the Stagecraft Department until his retirement in 2018. The General Executive Board then unanimously elected IATSE Local One President James J. Claffey, Jr., as 13th International Vice President.

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Berkeley Rep Artistic Director Tony Taccone
Berkeley Rep Artistic Director Tony Taccone

Tony Taccone to Step Down as Artistic Director of Berkeley Rep

Michael Eddy

BERKELEY, CA—Berkeley Repertory Theatre announced that long-time Michael Leibert Artistic Director Tony Taccone will depart the company at the end of its 50th anniversary season, 2018-19. When Taccone leaves, he will have been on staff at the company for 33 years, 22 of which he will have served as artistic director.

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Simon Franklyn, the new Director of West Coast Operations for Mountain Productions
Simon Franklyn, the new Director of West Coast Operations for Mountain Productions

Mountain Productions Appoints Simon Franklyn as Director of West Coast Operations

Michael Eddy

WILKES-BARRE, PA—Mountain Productions has appointed Simon Franklyn as their Director of West Coast Operations. Franklyn has previously served as a Tour Production Rigger for Led Zeppelin, Paul McCartney, David Bowie, Fleetwood Mac, and The Who. He also worked as a consultant and project manager on events around the globe, including installations at Lotte World in Seoul, the 1996 Olympic Games, an 80,000 square-foot scaffolding system for Universal Studios’ Jurassic Park, and work on the main stages at Desert Trip, Panorama, and Coachella, among many other high-profile jobs.

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(left to right): Jeff Beck, VP Sales CAD Audio; Mark Meding, Principal On the Road Marketing; Brig Carr, President CAD Audio.
(left to right): Jeff Beck, VP Sales CAD Audio; Mark Meding, Principal On the Road Marketing; Brig Carr, President CAD Audio.

CAD Audio Names On the Road Marketing As Rep For New York and New England

Michael Eddy

SOLON, OH––CAD Audio has appointed On the Road Marketing as sales representative for New York City, Upstate New York, and New England. Under the guidance of owner Mark Meding, On the Road Marketing has been representing leading brands in professional audio, commercial AV, video and lighting for over 30 years.

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Jeff Rocha, L-Acoustics’ new Head of Market Development for North America
Jeff Rocha, L-Acoustics’ new Head of Market Development for North America

L-Acoustics Appoints Jeff Rocha to Head Market Development for North America

Michael Eddy

MARCOUSSIS, FRANCE—L-Acoustics has appointed of industry veteran Jeff Rocha as Head of Market Development for North America. Reporting directly to L-Acoustics, Inc. Chief Executive Officer Laurent Vaissié, Rocha will analyze and develop market strategies for L-Acoustics products in the North American market.

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Christophe Anet, QSC Product Specialist, EMEA
Christophe Anet, QSC Product Specialist, EMEA

Christophe Anet Joins QSC Professional as Product Specialist, EMEA

Kathy Eddy

COSTA MESA, CA– QSC, LLC. is pleased to announce the appointment of Christophe Anet as Product Specialist, EMEA, for the company’s Professional Division. In his new role, Anet will be responsible for providing demonstration, training and education of QSC Pro products across the region, as well as pre- and post-sales technical support for the company’s channel partners.

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Audiologist Jenna Paley has joined Sensaphonics in a business development role, to promote hearing wellness through the company’s advanced IEM designs.
Audiologist Jenna Paley has joined Sensaphonics in a business development role, to promote hearing wellness through the company’s advanced IEM designs.

Audiologist Jenna Paley Joins Sensaphonics

Jacob Coakley

CHICAGO—Sensaphonics hired Dr. Jenna Paley to promote hearing wellness and business development. Paley received her doctorate in audiology from Indiana University, and is founder of Project Decibel, an organization dedicated to educating musicians and others on how to protect their hearing health while still enjoying loud sound on stage, in the audience, or anywhere in their lives. Add a comment

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Jacob Coakley will step down as editor of Stage Directions in January.
Jacob Coakley will step down as editor of Stage Directions in January.

Jacob Coakley to Leave Stage Directions, Michael Eddy Named Editor

Jacob Coakley

LAS VEGAS—After nearly 10 years at the helm, Jacob Coakley is stepping down as editor of Stage Directions magazine. Under his leadership Stage Directions experienced unprecedented growth in print and online, and was energized by a renewed focus on its core mission of covering the art and technology of making theatre. The February 2017 issue will be Coakley’s last. Michael S. Eddy, who has held many positions during his career in theatre, most recently as a freelance writer and marketing consultant, will take over as editor.

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