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Yamaha Commercial Audio Announces New UK Team
UK – Over the past few months, Yamaha Commercial Audio (CA) has been assembling a new, dynamic and expanded UK sales team. With well-known Yamaha faces being joined by knowledgeable new staff under the direction of sales and marketing director Robert Webster, the team’s collective wealth of industry experience ensures that Yamaha’s UK pre- and post-sales service and support is better than it has ever been.
The team is headed by sales manager Alex Warren, who was promoted to his new role in September 2017.
“We have invested in a bigger team and have worked very hard to locate individuals that possess the drive, enthusiasm and technical skills needed to excel in this demanding business environment,” he says. “This means we can really deliver what our dealers, users and new customers expect.”
Joining Alex and familiar Yamaha faces John Perry (technical sales – commercial installation solutions) and Reece Stead (sales representative, south-east UK) are three key sales and support staff, all of whom have long-term experience with the supply, support and hands-on use of Yamaha CA equipment.
Tim Bamber (sales representative, north UK and Republic of Ireland) joined the Yamaha team in April 2017 and is already a well-known industry face from his time at one of the industry’s high profile equipment suppliers. Hans Metger (sales representative, south-west UK and Republic of Ireland), meanwhile, has experience of running an AV consultancy in his native Costa Rica, while Tom Rundle (technical sales, UK and Republic of Ireland) joins from an AV company specialising in conferences and corporate events.
The final member of the team is Chris Irvine (marketing, UK and Republic of Ireland), a Yamaha UK ‘veteran’ of 15 years. Since 2008 he has been product manager for Music Production and Pro Audio, adding the task of heading Yamaha UK’s CA marketing to his role at the beginning of 2017.
“With a number of the changes and new members joining, it’s been a big learning experience for us all. However, it’s great to be part of a team brimming with enthusiasm and with the skills and talent to push our business forward together,” says Chris. “I’ve found the whole experience very inspiring. We are looking forward to exciting times both within the team and with all our business partners throughout the industry.”
“I feel honoured to be leading Yamaha’s UK CA team,” adds Alex. “The proactive mentality within the team fills me with confidence. We have some great products on the way and equally exciting events in place for our partners in 2018. It’s a new start with, we hope, many good years to follow.”
The new Yamaha UK CA team will be present on Stand 3-C112 at ISE 2018, being held at the Amsterdam RAI from 6th - 9th February, where they will be happy to meet new and existing customers alike.
In picture: Back row - Robert Webster, Chris Irvine, Tom Rundle, John Perry and Reece Stead; front row - Tim Bamber, Hans Metger, Alex Warren.
31st January 2018
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