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Solotech announces two appointments and expansion in Toronto

posted on 2:32 PM, November 30, 2014

A lot is happening at Solotech! 

Firstly, the appointment of Jean-Louis Blanchard as Vice President, Sales and Integration for Canada and the USA

François Ménard, President and CEO of Solotech, a leader in providing solutions and professional audio, lighting and video equipment, today announced the appointment of Mr. Jean-Louis Blanchard as the Vice President of the Integration and Sales division. As part of his duties, Mr. Blanchard will be responsible for directing all sales and integration operations of the company in Canada and the United States.

Working in this our field of professional technical equipment for over 30 years, Mr. Blanchard has a solid experience in business development of these markets and as a result an enviable knowledge of the industry.

Jean-Louis Blanchard has known a successful career by applying a management style that is both innovative and inclusive. He does not hesitate to point out that joining Solotech is a natural alliance for him:
"Few companies in North America have this specific expertise. Solotech is definitely in a class of its own and that is one of the reasons why I accepted to join the organization with great enthusiasm."

For Solotech, the arrival of Mr. Blanchard fits perfectly into the strategic plan of the company, which is to continue the development of the integration department, both in national and international markets.

According to Mr. Ménard: "Jean-Louis has an acute understanding of our industry, a key to understanding the issues and challenges specific to the markets in which we operate. His expertise will be a great asset to Solotech. His arrival among us is part of a continuing business development, within a strong and talented team." 

Secondly, the appointment of Ron Morissette as General Manager, Sales and Integration Division, Solotech Toronto Office

Jean-Louis Blanchard, Vice President of Sales and Integration at Solotech, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ron Morissette as General Manager of the sales and integration Division of Solotech’s Toronto office

Mr. Morissette has held important positions in Solotech in recent years. He has participated actively in the development of Solotech and has been a key player in its national expansion.

As part of his new role, Mr. Morissette will be responsible for implementing and developing Solotech integration activities in the Toronto area.

According to Mr. Blanchard, "Ron is a hard worker and a real builder. His extensive knowledge of the industry combined with his professionalism make him one of the most credible and esteemed person of the industry. No doubt that under his leadership the Toronto Integration Division, will experience great success and quickly reach a leading position in this vast market." 

Finally, Solotech is pleased to announce a key step in its expansion plan of its Canadian activities with the acquisition of the Toronto-based company Midnite Hour Productions.

According to François Ménard, CEO of Solotech, this strategic move will allow Solotech to consolidate its position in the Greater Toronto (GTA) market in addition to joining a team of experts in tailor-made solutions for lighting, video, rigging and decor for stage, film and corporate events.

Midnite Hour’s founders, Marty Anderson and Louis Racine, as well as all of their employees will now be part of the larger Solotech family.

For Marty and Louis, “Operating under the world-renowned Solotech name is akin to attaining the highest international standards from both a technological and systems integration standpoint. Our clients are going to be thrilled!”

“With our Montreal, Quebec, Toronto and Vancouver facilities, clients will now have access to a pan- Canadian network as well as our Las Vegas point-of-service to support technical and creative demands of artistic, sports and corporate events throughout North America and Internationally.” explained François Ménard.


Founded in 1994 and owned by Marty Anderson and Louis Racine, Midnite Hour Productions, with the help of its 40 dedicated employees, serves clients such as WeDay, Much Music, Luminato and The Bare Naked Ladies. MHP provides scenic and video services for everything from live events and concerts to television specials and corporate galas. The company also offers cutting-edge video presentation and processing, LED lighting, scenic products, audio equipment, soft goods rentals and services. http://www.midnitehour.ca/


For over 35 years, Solotech, a 100% Canadian owned company, has been developing technological expertise that it lends to artists, producers and events in Québec, Canada and around the world, including Céline Dion, Cirque du Soleil, André Rieu, Bruce Springsteen, Britney Spears, Michael Bublé, Leonard Cohen and recently Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga and the Sotchi Winter Olympics.

This vast expertise has enabled Solotech to permanently outfit some of the most prestigious major venues and amphitheatres around the world. Visit www.solotech.com 

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