People & Places: Biamp Moves on Europe; More AV News from October

Published: October 31, 2018

In our monthly roundup of AV news and hires, we chronicle the latest moves about the pro AV industry. Biamp, Yamaha Pro Audio, CCS Presentation Systems, Nortek Security & Control, Stampede, DVIGear, WolfVision, Riedel, OpenEye, and JL Audio all had hires and partnerships this month.

Biamp News: Moves in Europe

Building on recent additions to its European sales organization, Biamp hires Sandra Kellermann to support sales channel throughout Eastern Europe and the Nordic countries.

Kellermann assumes the role of regional manager responsible for driving sales of Biamp products within the region while providing channel partners and customers with system design assistance, technical support, and a regional understanding of how best to address the needs of the European market.

See last month’s AV news highlights here

She’s the third member to join Biamp’s European team as part of the company’s growth in the region. Fluent in several languages, including Croatian, Italian, Danish, and English, she served as the EMEA manager and sales director for several global companies prior to joining Biamp.

Yamaha Professional Audio News: Expanding in Western US

Steve Mate to the position of district manager for Commercial Audio and NEXO sales. He will cover
northern/central CA, AZ, NV, OR and UT as part of the continued expansion of the Yamaha Commercial Audio sales team.

“Steve’s strength and experience in the Commercial Audio and high-end loudspeaker markets will be of great benefit to the company as we continue to grow these very important segments,” says Jon Peirson, regional sales manager.

Before joining Yamaha, Mate held sales management, product development and product management positions at Bogen/Apogee, TOA, and Genesis Integration. Mate has also earned accreditation as a NICET Certified Engineering Technologist (CT) and holds Audinate Dante Level 3 certification.

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