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Meyer Sound announces key personnel moves

Meyer Sound has made four new hires and a key promotion in response to the rising demand for the company’s products and services.

Rob Cowles (pictured main) has been appointed to the newly created position of director, product marketing. Reporting directly to SVP of marketing John McMahon, Cowles will take on leadership and responsibilities in the areas of competitive marketing, vertical market strategies, digital initiatives, and customer relations management. Cowles comes to Meyer Sound with a wealth of experience in the high technology and entertainment sectors, having held prior senior marketing positions at THX Ltd., LucasArts, CNET and AOL Time Warner. He is based at Meyer Sound’s Berkeley headquarters campus.

Daniel Rivera (pictured right), with Meyer Sound since 2016, has been promoted to business development specialist. Based in Southern California, he will assume a broad strategic role in connecting Meyer Sound to new and existing customers by working closely with architects, consultants and end users across multiple vertical markets.

Taking Rivera’s prior position as business development house of worship specialist is Chris Gille, who will focus on the vertical market in his job title. Gille brings to his new role exceptional depth of experience and skills in AV system design and operation as well as technical team management in the HOW environment. Gille has held key technical management positions at Willow Creek Community Church in Illinois and at Eastside Christian Church in Anaheim, among others.

Kayla Knoll (pictured right) returns to Meyer Sound as sales support engineer, Midwest. Knoll served at Meyer Sound from 2006 – 2012 in the Design Services and Marketing departments before accepting a position in A/V Project Management in the Midwest. In her new role, Knoll will work with Meyer Sound’s regional sales managers to reinforce a broad range of sales support activities while maintaining relationships with dealers, integrators and end users. She is based in St. Louis, MO.

Filling a similar position is Rich Hyland, newly appointed as regional sales engineer, Southern California. Hyland will work with Meyer Sound’s Western US Sales Manager to focus efforts in this vitally important centre for the entertainment industry. Hyland comes to Meyer Sound from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts where he served as Sound Department Manager overseeing production and post production equipment and facilities. Other prior experience includes creative and technical positions at Geffen Records and Capitol Records.

“Once again I am gratified at the high level of talent we’ve been able to attract as we continue to grow,” said Meyer Sound executive vice president Helen Meyer. “People have always been at the core of our success since John and I started the company 40 years ago.”