Industry moves: key appointments and partnerships for April29 March 2016
We reveal some of the key appointments and new partnership deals from across the AV industry for March and April.
AMETEK Electronic Systems Protection
Dave D’Agostino is now director of sales for the ESP and SurgeX brands. He will manage all sales for AMETEK Electronic Systems Protection, which was formed following the acquisition of ESP/SurgeX earlier this year by AMETEK Inc. Prior to this he was director of ESP Sales.
TD Maverick has announced key organisational changes to reflect its main priorities for 2016.
Mark Tildesley has been appointed collaboration director and will focus on the commercial objectives and market execution for TD Maverick’s collaboration partners including Microsoft and Barco. Additionally, he will serve to retain the supporting infrastructure components and form new alliances with vendors in this market.
The UK senior leadership team for TD Maverick has also been extended, and will now be encompassed by managing director Simon Fagan, newly appointed sales director Tony Scully and Tildesley.
Simon Fagan, managing director of TD Maverick, explains: “This is an exciting time for TD Maverick, as we work to extend into new markets and products, and we are happy to have a strong team behind us to drive this reality. The new structure will allow us to be more agile and responsive in the marketplace, and will help to define the new era of AV. This is a strong beginning for us, as we look to make several new appointments in the coming teams as well, to ensure that 2016 is a fantastic year for the industry.”
Mark Williams has taken up the role of sales director at AVMI, as part of a global recruitment drive to hire over 50 people. Williams will be responsible for the UK sales team, driving new business opportunities in key vertical sectors and developing strategic relationships with new and existing clients to support AVMI’s growing business.
Matthew Buck has been promoted to the position of regional sales manager UK and Ireland. With over 10 years’ experience in the AV industry, Buck began his career in the industry with Polar Audio in the role of business development manager. He joined Crestron in 2011 as a commercial account manager.
Vishnu Rao is now director of software services and platforms. The product development specialist joins from Sharp Electronics, where he served in a number of leadership positions throughout the past 15 years. Over the years, Rao has been awarded numerous US and global patents in user interface, connected platforms, big data and server technology.
Fabrizio Romano Bolzoni has taken on the new role of sales manager, rack amps. He has spent the past 15 years in the sales and marketing departments of various multinational companies in a range of industries.
Wyrestorm has strengthened its position in Sweden with the appointment of Exertis CapTech to take over distribution of its products in the country. Exertis CapTech has offices in Stockholm and Gothenburg and has IT distribution, entertainment and AV and large-format displays (LFD) divisions. Tthe company holds the largest share of the Swedish market for both projectors and LFD.
Lexair has been named as the exclusive distribution partner in Australia and New Zealand for Elation Professional. The company is already master distributor for High End Systems, Green Hippo and TMB in Oceania.
Apart Audio has named AV Marketing as its exclusive distributor for Finland while Professional Audio NI will fiulfil the same role for the whole of Ireland. According to Kris Vermuyten, sales & marketing director at Apart Audio: “Professional Audio NI’s history as sub-distributor for Apart in Northern Ireland makes them acquainted with our product range and is an invaluable extra asset for the business continuity for Apart in the Irish market.”