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Media Distributors Adds to Sales and Service Team; Expands in New York and Los AngelesLeading Professional Video Services Firm Signs Former Sony Electronics, Wexler Video, and Bell Micro Executives (July 21, 2009)
DMN Newswire--2009-7-21--Media Distributors, a leading provider of services, systems, and products for professional audio and video production, today announced that it has expanded its sales team in the Los Angeles and New York markets, as well as bolstered its technical services team. Mike Caputo, formerly district sales manager for Sony Professional Media in New York, will join the company’s New York office, where he will head up regional sales; Kendall Draper, formerly with Bell Micro, will join the company’s Studio City, California office, as will Jeff Bown, formerly director of strategic sales initiatives at Wexler Video. Media Distributors also announced the hire of Jason Myres to the company’s technical services division.
Media Distributors, now in its eleventh year, is the leading independent seller of recording media and film products, and has unveiled three innovative products in the past several months, including Constellation VCM(tm), a next-generation asset management system; Archive Station(tm), a remote workflow and archival solution, and Remote Station(tm), a remote editing facility-in-a-box solution.
"As our operations have expanded to include technical services, product development, and software consultative services in the past year, we are preparing ourselves for what we project will be the next growth curve for our industry as well for Media Distributors," said Richard Myerson, president of Media Distributors. "Our recent hires are reflective of our strategic decision to assemble some of the leading sales executives in our field to capitalize both on immediate and long-range growth and development opportunities. The professional video market is reaching an inflection point in technological convergence, and Media Distributors is poised to be a strong ally for our customers in navigating this new market."
Media Distributors’ Rental Station division, now in its second full year of operation, has seen tremendous growth as more video professionals recognize the flexible service and custom configured system options, including the company’s growing recognition for Apple Final Cut Pro services. Additionally, the company has relaunched its Green Partners Program for environmentally sound production techniques.
"We are a counterpoint to the industry’s downward trend, and are further positioning for a faster recovery in the overall video market through these recent personnel additions," said Steve Klein, founder and CEO of Media Distributors. "Our business is predicated on world-class service, and we have grown primarily because of our ability to attract and retain outstanding professional sales, marketing, and technical staff. Our recent hires, representing four incredibly talented individuals, exemplify our longstanding belief in finding the best people to move our business forward."
ABOUT MEDIA DISTRIBUTORS
Since 1998, Media Distributors has become the nation’s largest independent distributor of professional recording media products to the production, broadcast and entertainment industries. Supported by 85 full-time employees, it has earned this position by leveraging its numerous authorized dealer relationships to provide its customers with outstanding service, competitive pricing and a best in class branded product offering. The company offers a vast array of products, including professional videotape, motion picture film, data media, storage, video editing systems, rentals, software, disc duplication/publishing systems and media accessories. In addition, Media Distributors offers a number of value-added services, including product re-certification, recycling & disposal, custom barcoding, consultation and systems integration. Offices nationwide, including LA, New York City, San Francisco, Seattle and San Diego.
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EDITOR’S NOTE: If you would like a color photograph of Richard Myerson, president of Media Distributors; Steve Klein, CEO of Media Distributors, or color photographs of Jeff Bown, Mike Caputo, Kendall Draper, or Jason Myres, please contact Chris Pfaff at 201-218-0262 or [email protected]
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