Yamaha Commercial Audio (CA) has expanded its UK sales team under the direction of sales and marketing director Robert Webster.
The team is headed by sales manager Alex Warren, who was promoted to his new role in September 2017.
Joining Warren 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, while Hans Metger (sales representative, South West UK and Republic Of Ireland) joins the company from an AV consultancy role in his native Costa Rica.
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 & 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.
“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,” said Warren. “This means we can really deliver what our dealers, users and new customers expect.
“I feel honoured to be leading Yamaha’s UK CA team. 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.”
Added Irvine: “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. 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.”
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.
Pictured: Back row, (L-R) Robert Webster, Chris Irvine, Tom Rundle, John Perry, Reece Stead.
Front row, (L-R): Tim Bamber, Hans Metger, Alex Warren.