Yamaha Pro Audio amp Combo Division Announces Winners

Buena Park, CA (August 2, 2006)--Yamaha Corporation of America, Pro Audio & Combo Division (PAC), has announced its sales and marketing award winners for the fiscal year ending March, 2006.
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Buena Park, CA (August 2, 2006)--Yamaha Corporation of America, Pro Audio & Combo Division (PAC), has announced its sales and marketing award winners for the fiscal year ending March, 2006.
Pictured (l-r) are: John Schauer, product manager, Live Sound Department, Yamaha Corporation of America with Tom Sumner, vice president/general manager, Yamaha Pro Audio & Combo Division."The challenges facing our district managers this year were amplified by the fact that we had just reorganized our entire sales organization," said Bob Heller, national sales director. "Not only were our district managers serving their existing dealer base, but they were also establishing new relationships that came about due to territory realignments and new product group responsibilities."

Last year, Yamaha's PAC Division reorganized its sales force into two distinct groups, High-Tech (Music Production, Portable Keyboards, Digital Pianos, Live Sound and Steinberg and Arturia Software) and Combo (Drums and Guitars). The Yamaha PAC division increased the size of their field sales force by 40 percent this past fiscal year.

Yamaha's 2006 award recipients include:
-Mark Maulucci, District Manager of the Year, Combo
-Greg Curtis, District Manager of the Year, High-Tech
-John Schauer, Marketer of the Year
-Mike Lamb, Prospector of the Year for New Business
-Wayne Williamson, Partnership Award
-Ed Blackmore, Customer Service Award
-Susan Quihuis, Value Added Award
-President's Club inductees include Lacy Privette, High Tech; John Messerschmidt, High Tech; Jamie Medina, Combo; Dennis Webster, Combo.

"I'm very proud of all of our district managers, who exemplify the standard of excellence we expect from all Yamaha employees," said Heller.

Yamaha Corporation of America, Pro Audio & Combo Division
www.yamaha.com