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Solotech Announces Acquisition of Pro Sound Inc. & Affiliate Brands

Groupe Solotech Inc. (Solotech) has announced its acquisition of Pro Sound Inc., an audio, video, lighting and broadcast integration company, headquartered in Miami, Florida with offices and warehouses in Orlando, Pensacola and Los Angeles. Solotech also acquires Pro Sound, Inc.’s Stage Equipment and Lighting (SEAL) brand as well as affiliates Pro Sound CA, Inc., and Show Systems, Inc. This acquisition significantly increases Solotech’s systems integration and live productions presence in the U.S. market.
“Pro Sound Inc. and its divisions have an incredibly strong reputation in the North American marketplace. Under the leadership of Rod Sintow, CEO, who has built a well-respected management and operational team, the company has been trusted to work in some of the most renowned venues throughout the United States,” says Solotech President and CEO Martin Tremblay. “Rod and his team share our unwavering dedication to quality work, innovative solutions and best industry operational practices. The Pro Sound & Video, SEAL, and Show Systems brands will be strong additions to the Solotech family, perfectly complementing our corporate goals and propelling our Systems Integration capabilities as well as our footprint in the United States.”

Pro Sound & Video, Stage Equipment and Lighting, and Show Systems will each continue to operate under their current names, with the upcoming unified branding of “A Solotech Company”.

Joining the senior management of Solotech, Rod Sintow continues his role as CEO of Pro Sound, Inc. and will work closely with Philip Giffard, president of the Sales and Systems Integration Division at Solotech and Mickey Curbishley, president of Llve productions, USA and U.K. They will bring together their teams, best practices, and service offerings to the markets, including theme parks, broadcast facilities, houses of worship, theatres, and performing arts centres, corporate events as well as large-scale music and performing arts productions.

Sintow states, “Solotech has an undeniable global leadership position in systems integration and live productions in the marketplace, and this acquisition gives our customers access to fully integrated solutions while allowing us to expand our service and support for our clients. We are delighted to join forces with them. We like to start with the client’s vision and have our team develop that vision into reality. The combination of our companies and our expert teams will answer all the needs of our clients and help us to really exceed their expectations.”

“Pro Sound’s reputation speaks for itself as does its impressive list of clients in theme parks, broadcast facilities and sporting venues,” notes Giffard. “By acquiring Pro Sound, we will be able to offer more North American customers access to our Sales & Systems Integration solutions, customized to their needs. Solotech and Pro Sound have similar philosophies of comprehensive service and support to clients from the initial design all the way through systems commissioning and even after the project is up and running. With the combining of our two service-oriented companies, Solotech is responding to clients’ desires to have a single source solution with knowledgeable experts across market sectors.”

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Michael Raine is the Senior Editor at Professional Lighting & Production. He is also a co-host of the popular Canadian Musician Radio weekly podcast.
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