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Turbosound Rocks With RikTurbosound Appoints Rik Kirby as New Sales Director (June 17, 2004)
Turbosound, the British-based manufacturer of live performance and installed-sound loudspeakers, announces the appointment of Rik Kirby as the company's new sales director. Rik brings to Turbosound his lengthy experience of the sound reinforcement industry, including several commercial positions at executive level. He is responsible for the company's global sales, working closely with Turbosound's established network of international distributors, while targeting key accounts in selected territories.
Previously, Rik spent two years in California as U.S. national sales manager for Renkus-Heinz Inc., and five years at BSS Audio, as sales manager. At BSS, Rik worked alongside Turbosound's European sales manager, Dominic Harter, and U.K. and Asia sales manager, Tim McCall. This new position reunites the old team. Rik's long-standing career in the industry includes due-paying time on the road with rental companies. He steps into the role at Turbosound vacated by Bill Woods, following Bill's departure to New York a few months ago.
Rik Kirby, sales director of Turbosound Ltd, commented: "I've known and respected Turbosound for many years, having been closely involved with the company's earlier technology while working for rental companies in the past. I've lifted it, lugged it and rigged it! Having known both Dominic and Tim previously, this is a very comfortable and natural transition for me - a bit like coming home. Turbosound is at an extremely exciting point in its development, and the sheer enthusiasm that pervades the whole company made this new role an irresistible opportunity. All the people at Turbosound have a genuine desire to excel in what they do, and produce the products that customers need. This is evident across R&D, production, sales and marketing, and customer support.
"From a sales point of view, the current product portfolio could hardly be bettered - with the new top-end Aspect Series, plus the successful QLight and TXD ranges - making the Turbosound brand such a strong proposition for a distributor. I may be back in the land of warm, flat beer, and Worthing Beach isn't quite like California, but I'm very pleased to be here!"
Turbosound Ltd. has an enviable reputation for engineering innovation, sonic excellence and reliability, and is headquartered in the U.K., located in the English countryside south of London, in a purpose-built manufacturing facility that houses the company's design, sales, test and production departments.
Sennheiser Electronic Corporation located in Old Lyme, Connecticut distributes all of Turbosound's products into the U.S. and Latin American markets, encompassing the QLight Series and the multi-purpose TQ-300 Series. This year activity will focus on Turbosound's Aspect loudspeakers for the install and touring markets.
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