Gary Explains Why You Should Attend LW3, Unofficially Gives Us a Tour of rAVe’s Office and ‘Star Wars’ Decor

February 5, 2021

As I hope you’ve now heard, LAVNCH WEEK 3.0 — three full days of exceptional AV, UCC and Digital Signage-focused education slash content slash thought leadership offering AVIXA CTS RUs — is happening next week. Taking place Feb. 9-11, LAVNCH WEEK 3.0 (what we sometimes like to shorten to LW3 when character counts are tight) […]

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Why in the Heck Would Biamp Buy Community and Apart Audio? Hint: QSC

July 11, 2019

By now, you’ve probably heard the news that Rashid Skaf-led Biamp is buying Audioprof Group International, which is the parent company of Community Loudspeakers (based in Philadelphia) and Apart Audio (based in Antwerp, Belgium) from 3d Investors of Gent, Belgium. Bruce Howze founded the company in 1968, which was first named Community Light and Sound. […]

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Ron Camden Returns to Biamp Systems

December 19, 2017

Biamp Systems announced that Ron Camden, who had previously announced he was retiring, will remain in his role as vice president of sales for the Americas following the company’s acquisition by Highlander Partners. Camden will report directly to Rashid Skaf, the new president, CEO and co-chairman, and continue to serve customers and business partners throughout the North, Central and […]

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Rashid Skaf (of AMX Fame) Is Back — This Time at Biamp Systems

December 1, 2017

Biamp Systems today announced that effective immediately, longtime AV industry executive Rashid Skaf is assuming the role of president, CEO and co-chairman for the Beaverton, Ore. company. Matt Czyzewski, previous president and CEO of Biamp, will remain as executive vice president of technology. This appointment is concurrent with the completion of the acquisition of Biamp […]

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Former AMX CEO Rashid Skaf Joins Investment Firm Highlander Partners

October 6, 2016

Highlander Partners, L.P., a Dallas-based investment firm managing more than $1.2 billion of private capital that focuses on making direct private equity investments in middle market companies has announced the addition of Rashid Skaf to its private equity team. As senior advisor, Skaf will focus his time on sourcing and evaluating investment opportunities in the […]

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AMX CEO Rashid Skaf Resigns

July 29, 2015

This hasn’t been announced formally yet, but rAVe has learned that Rashid Skaf, the CEO and president of AMX, which was acquired by Harman a year ago, announced he will leave his role as of August 28, 2015. Rashid has been with AMX since 2001 and has led AMX as CEO and president since 2005. Harman […]

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