Beating off competition from Ecuador, Mexico and China, GT Group won the top NEXO Award for its impressive launch of STM at the end of 2012, described by those who attended as ‘simply the best product introduction we have ever seen’. GT was also the first to bring an STM system into use in the real world, signing up Australian rental company Monitor City as an early pioneer of NEXO’s modular line array. Anthony Touma of GT was in Frankfurt to pick up the Award from Denis Baudier, and we understand that he is still in the bar!
Other winners included Iemke Roos of the Netherlands, celebrated by NEXO for their long-standing loyalty and commitment to the brand. Bert Koenders of Iemke Roos picked up the Award, although Gineke van Urk and Wilma Worst took it away from him as soon as they arrived!
A popular winner of the 2012-13 Award for Progress and Development was Concept Audio of Malaysia. This young team has only been involved with NEXO for about 3 years, but their energy and enthusiasm has made them many friends in the company. They also staged a memorable launch event for STM in Kuala Lumpur, as well as bringing in a pioneer customer in Mubari Sound and Light. Andy Tan was the man on stage, but he brought almost all the gang with him to Frankfurt (although where is Shelby??????)
And the fourth NEXO ‘Oscar’ is on its way to north America, to Mexico and the offices of Representaciones de Audio, or REPSA for short. Jaime Celis, Estuardo Zarate and Juan Carlos Gamino picked up a new award, first-time winners of the Special Award for STM Excellence, and will be showing it off later this month at the Soundcheck expo in Mexico City where they will present the STM system together with one of their customers, new user TecnoSon.
Final award of the night, complete with NEXO champagne, saw 3 Pioneers on stage, the first STM users in the world. Thierry Trenchant of Melpomen and Ismail Hifda of West Evenement, two rental companies in France, were joined by Kalle Hogrefe of Germany’s Sound Linear, receiving fizz and applause for their adventurous spirit and faith in NEXO!