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Solotech appoints Jim Steele as General Manager, Toronto and Ottawa

Toronto, October 23, 2019 – Martin Tremblay, President and CEO of Solotech, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jim Steele as General Manager of the company’s Toronto and Ottawa offices as of October 28, 2019.

This new position is part of Solotech’s vision and business model: Think global, act local. The addition of a General Manager to head the company’s Ontario offices will support Solotech’s growth in this high-potential region.

Under the shared responsibility of Martin Chouinard, President, Live Productions Division, Canada, and Philip Giffard, President, Sales and Systems Integration Division, Steele will oversee the efficiency of Solotech’s Ontario operations and sales. Furthermore, he will ensure the development of new business opportunities while fostering synergies between the two Divisions of the company.

Drawing on over twenty years of experience in the production of live stage events, Steele is recognized for his work in various executive positions at Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE) and the Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall. He brings with him an excellent reputation in the sports venue and live events markets. Steele holds a Bachelor of Applied Arts, Photographic Arts, from Ryerson University, Toronto.

“Steele’s proven vision and leadership make him an exceptional asset for our company. We are all looking forward to benefiting from his in-depth knowledge of the Ontario business community and his vast expertise in live events production”, said Tremblay.

The entire Solotech team wishes him a warm welcome and great success in his new role.


About Solotech

Founded over 40 years ago, Solotech is a world leader in audiovisual and entertainment technology with 12 strategic locations in Canada, the United States and Europe. Thanks to an inventory encompassing over 300 renowned manufacturers, Solotech is the single source for audio, video, lighting, rigging, soft goods, control and collaboration solutions & services. The company is internationally recognized for its expertise in Live Productions and Systems Integration in various markets, namely music, sports, business, culture and education. Solotech employs 1,200 professionals in its offices located in Montreal, Ottawa, Quebec City, Saguenay, Toronto, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Nashville, Birmingham, London and Manchester. Find out more at www.solotech.com


Emilie Gentes

Manager, Corporate Communications


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