Northridge, CA (December 5, 2008)–Harman Professional has promoted Bill Raimondi from market development manager, Crown Audio to group-wide director, sales U.S. distribution/strategic accounts. In this new position, Raimondi will manage and direct sales of the U.S. distribution channel and strategic account activity for Harman Professional.
Scott Robbins, Harman Professional vice president of sales, to whom Raimondi reports, said, “Bill Raimondi is a proven sales professional with extensive background in consumer and professional audio distribution. In this new role, Bill will be directly supporting our ‘One Harman’ initiative by aligning our business practices in a way that promotes growth, profitability and improved customer service for U.S. dealers and distributors.”
Commenting on his appointment, Raimondi commented, “As Harman Professional continues to develop a coordinated approach to its sales operations, I am honored and excited to take part in this initiative. I am looking forward to working directly with our key accounts, our sales reps and the sales teams at our brands as we enhance our approach to our sales process. My goal is to make it easier for our distribution and strategic accounts to use Harman Professional solutions and grow their business with our collection of industry leading brands.”
Raimondi joined the Crown marketing group in 2006 to develop the commercial audio business segment. During his time at Crown, he contributed to the growth that Crown’s commercial product line has had. Before joining Crown, Raimondi had a track record with 20+ years of sales and marketing experience from both the retail and manufacturing perspectives. His experience includes managing direct and independent sales representatives, the development of strategic business plans and sales programs as well as purchasing.
Raimondi is headquartered in Atlanta, GA. He can be reached at 770-619-5888, or at Bill.Raimondi@harman.com
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