AMAG Technology, Torrance, Calif., announced Marshall Pinnix as the winner of the 2005 regional sales manager of the year award. The honor is awarded to the top performing regional sales manager who achieved the highest sales percentage over the full year target.

Optex, Chino, Calif., manufacturer of high-end infrared sensor technology, control systems and CCTV products, announced that Security Marketing Consultants (SMC), Lisle, Ill., will represent Optex throughout Wisconsin, Minnesota and Illinois. Keith Pope, SMC president, is the primary field consultant to distributors and dealers for Optex. Pope can be reached at (773) 572-7326.

I.B.T. Video Systems, Schererville, Ind., announced that they are including marketing services as part of their authorized dealer program. The program enables independent dealers to take advantage of I.B.T’s marketing department and develop business-building strategies at no cost to the dealer. I.B.T. will offer marketing material design services to help secure the lowest prices for dealers on everything from printing to marketing list rental. The focus of the program is to assist dealers in starting their companies and broadening their client base. To ensure this growth, I.B.T. will provide additional services to dealers including sales leads, annual rebates, volume discounts, and manufacturer pricing and support.

Russound, Newmarket, N.H., announced its growing line-up of online interactive product demos to help industry professionals sell and educate consumers on Russound products. The four demos mimic live products and are available on Russound’s Web site. Two additional interactive demos will debut during the coming months.

Using the Internet as a virtual showroom, visitors can select from a variety of system keypads, touchscreens and source equipment to better acquaint themselves with multiroom audio systems. Visit for more information.


In other news, Russound added two members to its staff. Valerie Wolf has been appointed director of project management and Bruce Wollen has joined the company as senior hardware engineer. Under Wolf’s direction, project management will act as the liaison among all Russound departments.


Bruce Wollen joined Russound in January 2006 as a senior hardware engineer and is working on developing many of the company’s new user interfaces and source components.

Pacom Systems Pty Ltd., Sydney, Australia, appointed Magnus Jonsson to chief executive officer. Jonsson brings more than 20 years of industry experience to the organization and has a wealth of practical experiences in the areas of international business, security system integration, product development and corporate strategy.

Digimerge, Toronto, announced two new support professionals. Customer service representative Peter Pecic has a decade of customer support experience and security industry expertise. Technical analyst Rick Buchanan has eight years of technical experience. His areas of expertise include networking, hardware and software.