Riverside, CA (May 14, 2004)–SpeakerCraft, manufacturer of in-wall speakers, has appointed Gary Vlaeminck International sales manager. In his new role, Vlaeminck will support SpeakerCraft and Proficient Audio dealers and distributors abroad, enabling them to further grow their businesses.
Vlaeminck will serve as the primary liaison between these dealers and distributors and the factory. He brings a wealth of international experience with him, along with a decade of industry dedication.
Said Jeremy Burkhardt, SpeakerCraft’s president, “SpeakerCraft continues to focus on the growing international market. Vlaeminck is well respected by SpeakerCraft dealers and distributors, and his past success makes him a good fit for our company. He is highly regarded in the international market and we are confident that he will be a valuable asset to our team.”
Vlaeminck has a long and successful history with the international audio/video industry. Prior to joining SpeakerCraft, Vlaeminck was part of the field service team at Lutron UK office. With in-depth knowledge of products, Gary traveled to 30+ countries, programming and servicing Lutron’s lighting control systems, regularly working with other system integrators, field technicians and contractors. For the last several years Gary has been directly responsible for Lutron’s sales growth in over ten countries throughout Asia and Oceania, with additional responsibilities in the commercial sales community in the U.S.
Linda Van Zanten, vice president of international sales for SpeakerCraft, commented, “SpeakerCraft continues to listen to it’s international partners and realizes that knowledge of what works for each country is different. We strive to help all of our SpeakerCraft partners all over the world to acknowledge these differences and make the most of them. The addition of Gary to the team will help us to achieve this goal.”