DPA Microphones has announced the promotion of Christopher Spahr to VP of sales and marketing, USA, James Capparelle to marketing manager, USA, and Gabriel Antonini to national sales support/business development manager.
Spahr (main picture) has been with DPA since the middle of 2014 and his new role as VP of sales and marketing, USA, will include managing the dealer network in the East and increasing overall sales. He will also be responsible for overseeing sales across the US and coordinating the Eastern, Western and Southern regions in terms of sales growth, promotional activities and dealer outreach. Additional responsibilities include supervising DPA’s two new business development managers in the field and a new sales coordinator based out of Longmont, Colorado.
In his new position, Capparelle (below) will oversee all of DPA’s marketing initiatives in the US, including print and online advertising, and trade shows and events. Capparelle, who is approaching his three-year anniversary with DPA, will report to Spahr and has a strong background in pro audio. He will also act as a rep and liaison to US-based DPA users, looking to expand the company’s press and public presence.
Antonini - who started at DPA early in 2015 - has also been promoted to national sales support/business development manager, and will be responsible for technical sales support for DPA microphone technology and its applications for the professional music, broadcast, theatre and audiovisual markets. Antonini (below) will be in charge of implementing DPA’s technology into existing and emerging sound markets, and will also head the development of new partnerships with potential clients.
“We are delighted to announce these three well-deserved promotions,” said Niels Jørgen Øhrgaard, DPA Microphones’ EVP of sales. “DPA has enjoyed tremendous growth and success over the past few years and it is no coincidence that Christopher, James and Gabriel have all been a part of it. Their pride and passion in our products are the driving force behind everything DPA does. We look forward to their continued contributions and hard work as DPA continues to build upon its reputation as the industry’s best.”
Additionally, a brand new recruit has joined the team in the form of Eric Stahlhammer, business development/national sales support. Stahlhammer will be in charge of support for the sales team with dealer trainings, assisting at tradeshows, finding new dealer opportunities and coordinating the information with the regional sales manager, as well as assisting Antonini with higher level training, events and presentations.
“We are happy to welcome Stahlhammer to the team as well,” added Øhrgaard. “DPA prides itself on its staff’s dedication to making the company shine, and we have no doubt that Stahlhammer will get the job done.”