In a bid to bolster the company’s sales presence in the live sound for broadcast and theatre communities, Harman’s Studer has appointed Rob Hughes to the position of market sales manager.
Hughes’s new role will see him handle sales of Studer products throughout the EMEA sales region.
Having begun his pro audio career as a freelance touring engineer, Hughes spent 15 years touring the world as a sound engineer and system tech. He also spent a number of years in charge of audio at several major UK festivals, including the Reading Festival, V Festival, T in the Park and Download.
Following his retirement from touring, Hughes joined SSE Audio Group as project manager, where his responsibilities included managing the company’s stock of digital mixing consoles. In this position, Hughes kept the console inventory’s software and firmware up to date across all platforms, playing a key role in training freelance engineers on the operation of the consoles. As part of this training responsibility, Hughes also worked with Andy Brown of Soundcraft, assisting with Vi6 training courses.
After leaving SSE, Hughes went on to work for Midas, whereby he looked after the UK market and was responsible for selling Midas consoles and Klark Teknik products into the UK.
“Now that I have joined Studer, I am very much looking forward to working with such a well respected brand, within a very strong group of companies that Harman comprises,” Hughes said. “In addition to serving the live sound for theatre, I am looking forward to the challenges of working within the broadcast world and learning the customer base and needs of that market.”
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