(l-r) Don Bird, Damian Fink
Toronto, ON, Canada (August 22, 2013)-Lawo North America Corporation has announced the appointment of Don Bird as VP business development and marketing, and Damian Fink as product support manager.

Based out of San Francisco and Los Angeles respectively, both Bird and Fink will work closely with one another to provide sales and product support, particularly on the west coast where Lawo recently added a number of new installations. In addition, they will provide expanded resources for Lawo's marketing and distribution channels throughout North America.

Don Bird brings a wealth of industry experience to his new role with Lawo North America. Among his many credentials, his background includes serving as chief marketing officer for Wohler Technologies Inc., where he was responsible for sales, marketing, and product line management; senior vice president of corporate strategy for DTS Digital Cinema, and vice president, sales and marketing for 360 Systems, where he was instrumental in the development and launch of the ubiquitous DigiCart and Instant Replay.

In his new role as product support manager throughout the U.S. western region, Damian Fink will be focused on project realization, product support, training, and product demonstration. He has extensive experience in audio console technology, having previously worked with Studer, and as a recording products specialist with NEP/Sweetwater, most recently in the capacity of technical audio engineer, supporting production of a popular Los Angeles-based late night talk show.  

"Both Don and Damian are important additions to our organization," says Herbert Lemcke, president of Lawo North America. "Don has an extensive background in Broadcast as well as video, digital cinema, post and audio production. Likewise, we are excited to have Damian joining our team. He brings a great deal of technical expertise and a comprehensive background in customer service, which makes him well suited to provide direct support for our western region customers."