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Ilari Anttila Appointed Electrosonic’s Service Director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa

London, U.K. (March 23, 2011) – Electrosonic is pleased to announce that Ilari Anttila has been named Service Director, EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa).  Formerly head of the Nordic region managing Electrosonic’s operations in Finland and Sweden, Anttila will now be based in London.
In 2010, Electrosonic’s audio-visual service business in the UK expanded considerably with the acquisition of DRV, a leading corporate AV systems and service company. Anttila’s appointment furthers Electrosonic’s commitment to provide the highest level of service to its clients. Besides managing and expanding business in the UK, Anttila is tasked with promoting Electrosonic’s service business throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Historically, this business has focused on the London financial sector, but opportunities exist further afield, and I have been charged with developing new business throughout the region,” says Anttila of his new role.  “I hope to put to work my 20 years-plus of experience in successfully managing teams and organizations of all types and sizes as we build Electrosonic across the EMEA regions.” 
A native of Finland with a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, Telecommunications, ICT and Management from the Helsinki University of Technology, Anttila joined Electrosonic three years ago and has been a member of the Executive Management Board since that time.
For the past decade, Anttila has been active in various challenging posts selling professional services and managing service organizations.  Prior to joining Electrosonic, he worked as a Customers Director at Finland-based Hunting Minds, where he sold their leadership management services and coached management groups and leaders of various leading international companies, including ABB, Nokia and Nokia Siemens Networks. Anttila also worked for six years at Digita Oy, the Finnish broadcast and telecommunication service company belonging to the French TDF Group, culminating his stint there as Executive Vice President.
Earlier, Anttila worked for over 13 years at Nokia in various managerial positions, including working as the Head of Tetra R&D and as an International Account Manager, in which he was based in the UK for two years and managed a pan-European customer account worth in excess of £150 million.
About Electrosonic
Electrosonic is an international AV company with a strong reputation for working on complex projects, both large and small, and has through its 47 year history developed lasting partnerships with customers and suppliers. Electrosonic brings a unique breadth of experience to each project; backed by solid engineering skills, project management and quality production facilities. Beyond complete integrated systems, Electrosonic can provide a wide range of services including consultancy, technical design, maintenance and operational support.
Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, publicist, strategist, blogger, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She excels at writing about all aspects of design and technical design, production and project management. Areas of special interest include AV integration and show control, lighting design and acoustics, specialty cinema, digital video and world’s fairs. Judith has ties to numerous industry organizations. From 2005-2020 she ran communications, publications and social media for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA, and co-chair of the 2014 IMERSA Summit. She was publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association in the 1990s, now part of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) and has also contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Already making her mark as a magazine and book editor, Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. Launching as a freelancer in the mid 1990s she has contributed to dozens of publications and media outlets including Funworld, Lighting&Sound America, Sound & Communications, Urban Land, The Raconteur and The Planetarian. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute. She has lived in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, and now makes her home in Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts and theater community.

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