Derek Black Joins AVL Media Group as Accounts Manager

Michael Raine
March 10, 2022

AVL Media Group — the Quebec-based North American distributor of Lab Gruppen, Klark Teknik, Turbosound, Midas, Tannoy, Zero-Ohm Systems and Spotlight — has appointed Derek Black to the position of accounts manager.

“Having Derek join AVL is such a positive move for us and we could not be happier," says Andrew Hope, managing director of AVL. "He is known to his peers as a consummate professional and, just as importantly, a good listener. Derek Black has been a professional colleague of mine for years and he always makes sure that the customer's needs come first."

Black spent 20 years with Tannoy North America, which later became TC Group. Under the TC umbrella, he was responsible for all aspects of territory sales for the Lab Gruppen, Tannoy and TC Electronics brands into the commercial sound and sound reinforcement markets. He also had subsequent stints with QSC and HHB Canada.

Black states, “I am happy to be reunited with my colleagues and to be starting this new chapter with AVL Media Group. Their level of involvement in design and install projects, both from a product perspective as well overall customer support, is remarkable. I see huge potential with all of the brands currently in the AVL portfolio.”

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Michael Raine

Michael Raine is the Editor-In-Chief at NWC, publisher of Canadian Musician, Professional Sound, Professional Lighting & Production, and Canadian Music Trade magazines. He is also a co-host of the popular Canadian Musician Podcast. Michael has extensively covered nearly all aspects of the Canadian music business, as well as the pro audio, musical products, and the lighting and production industries.