Yamaha Commercial Audio has announced that Karl Christmas is moving to Yamaha Corporation of Japan, with Terry Murphy replacing Christmas as sales manager for Yamaha Music Europe in the UK and RoI.
Christmas (pictured above) first joined the company in 1988 and has combined technical knowledge and experience with skills in personal communication to become a key figure in the industry. His new role in Yamaha’s Global Pro Audio Technical Marketing Group, based at the company’s R&D Centre in London, will see him performing a key role in supporting the expansion of Yamaha’s Commercial Installation System business around the world.
“Karl is uniquely qualified for this new position in an important segment for Yamaha’s future business growth. I would like to thank him for all he has done for us and wish him every success in his new role,” said Nils-Peter Keller, marketing director, Pro Audio at Yamaha Music Europe.
Murphy (pictured right) joined Yamaha in 2009 maximising sales and business development opportunities in the company’s Electronic Keyboard Division, before moving to the position of southern UK and RoI sales representative at Yamaha Commercial Audio last year. This promotion will see his responsibilities expand to overall sales management for the UK and RoI.
“Karl is leaving big shoes to fill, but Terry is an outstanding replacement. I am sure he will prove just as successful as in his previous roles at Yamaha and look forward to his input into our continued success and growth,” commented Robert Webster, sales and marketing director, Professional Music Division, Yamaha Music Europe (UK).