Clear-Com has announced the appointment of Anthony Wilkins to a new role as business development manager for industrial and critical communications in the EMEA region. He will work with Clear-Com’s current partners and develop new channels for the company to expand in sectors where communication is critical to success and safety, such as marine/offshore, medical, public safety, transportation, and more.
Wilkins brings over 40 years of experience in professional audio systems, covering the gamut of field service engineering and test and measurement to sales, technical marketing, product management, and business development. He has expertise in distribution and partner management for companies including Sony, DTS, Linear Acoustic and Junger Audio, and directly prior to joining Clear-Com, he was responsible for managing EMEA distribution for Focusrite, where he oversaw the amalgamation of the ADAM Audio, Sequential, and Oberheim brands into Focusrite Group EMEA.
“Anthony’s wealth of experience in both the technical engineering and the sales and business development areas of the communications industry made him the perfect candidate for this key growth role based here in the EMEA region,” said Chris Willis, senior vice president of worldwide sales. “He will be invaluable to Clear-Com as we cultivate business in the Industrial and Critical Communications space in EMEA and we are excited to see those markets in this region grow with his leadership.”
Wilkins added: “I’m delighted to have the opportunity to join such a renowned and well-respected company. To me, the name Clear-Com is practically synonymous with the word ‘intercom’. One of the main attractions was the great variety of applications that I will be working to develop outside of Clear-Com’s core focus on the live and broadcast markets. With markets as diverse as marine and offshore, motorsports operations, medical, transportation and theme parks, I’m really looking forward to addressing the unique challenges that each of them brings.”
A native of Northwest England, Wilkins has also lived and worked in Switzerland, Germany, and the Republic of Ireland. He now resides back in England a few minutes away from where he grew up. In his spare time, Anthony enjoys following motorcycle racing, “attempting to play guitar,” and has almost finished restoring a classic Suzuki 750 motorcycle.