David CharlesScotts Valley, CA (October 26, 2009)--Universal Audio has made two appointments to its sales staff. David Charles has been named to the position of director of sales Americas; Jed Allen will be director of international sales.
With more than 15 years of both professional audio sales management and recording studio experience, Charles was most recently sales manager for the Northeast, New York Metropolitan and Middle Atlantic at Digidesign, where he managed all sales operations, including forecasting, strategy and sales events for all new product rollouts.
"We are extremely pleased to have David onboard as our director of sales in North America and Latin America," commented Greg Westall, vice president of sales & marketing for Universal Audio. "David has a friendly reputation while consistently achieving and exceeding sales goals. His desire to build and maintain long-term client relationships will be instrumental in taking UA's sales to a new level in the near and distant future."
"Universal Audio continues to expand upon its unique audio heritage with great equipment, both classic and cutting-edge," said Charles. "It's easy to be passionate about a product line that's been developed by some of the most talented people in our industry, literally for decades. Everyone at UA shares a passion for creating simple, great-sounding equipment, from vintage tube gear to DSP powered plug-ins. That enthusiasm is contagious."
Jed AllenAlso coming from Digidesign, Allen served as European sales director for that company, where he managed and led direct sales managers and their local offices and reports. Westall says of Allen, "Jed's reputation for technical knowledge and keen sense of sales operations make him the ideal fit for this new position. He will undoubtedly foster UA's growth internationally, enhancing relationships throughout Europe and Asia in the months and years to come."
"Universal Audio is a company widely known and well respected around the world, and their continued growth is inspiring," said Allen. "The UA catalog of award-winning products, designed by some of the most talented and creative minds in our industry, is impressive, to say the least. I'm very proud to be a part of the UA team."