Jon Britchford has joined Polar Audio as business development manager for the UK distributor's new Installation division.
A graduate of Leeds Metropolitan University, Britchford moves from a position as account manager at AV integration firm AVM Impact, where he specialised in the Education and Public Sector markets.
He will become part of the team working under new head of installation Stuart Leader.
With an emphasis on client relationships and a focus on the detailed requirements of diverse projects, Britchford will be involved in the provision of large-scale system solutions, drawing on Polar Audio's range of exclusive brands that includes beyerdynamic, Biamp, Australian Monitor, AD Systems, Renkus Heinz, Cornered Audio, Wyrestorm, MC2/XTA, Novasonar and Zonar Sound.
"Jon's experience of the Education market makes him a great acquisition for our team. His experience in establishing, developing and managing accounts in this area will doubtless prove invaluable but we're keen to apply his obvious talents right across the board," said Leader. "In the short space of time he's been part of the team he's demonstrated precisely the kind of qualities that we strive to promote at Polar Audio. Jon is very personable and displays an aptitude to match his can-do attitude. We're really pleased to have him on board."
Britchford is anticipating a busy schedule: "I'm delighted to have joined the Polar Audio team. The multi-faceted nature of the installation sector is demanding and exciting in equal measure and I'm already enjoying the challenges," he commented. "The need to constantly evolve knowledge and keep on top of developments in the industry means there's never a spare moment and that very much suits my nature."
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