New York (December 22, 2011)—Richard Ruse has been named Senior Director of Global Sales for JBL Professional.
He will report directly to JBL Professional VP/GM Mark Ureda. Ruse has held management positions with Alesis, Line 6, KRK and SWR, in addition to owning a sales and marketing consultancy. For the past two years, Ruse has served JBL Professional in the position of Director of Marketing, Portable PA, and prior to that, as Director of Sales, Western Region.
“I believe in serving the customer; my broad industry experiences coupled with the unique insight I’ve gained while developing and marketing several successful products for JBL Professional have prepared me well for this appointment.” stated Ruse. “I’m excited with the opportunity and feel I can bring a new level of execution, passion and expertise to this position as we lead JBL Professional into the future.”
In his new position, Ruse is responsible for sales planning and management, collaborating with the Harman Pro regional sales offices worldwide and interfacing with key accounts, domestic representatives and international distributors. As a member of the JBL Professional executive management team, he will work closely with his fellow Directors to further improve JBL Professional’s operations, customer experience and brand equity.
“Richard has demonstrated leadership, wisdom and tenacity in his pursuit of excellence on behalf of JBL Professional. His management skills, understanding of our customer’s needs and relentless energy and drive fit perfectly with the new executive team I’m assembling at JBL.” said Ureda. “I have no doubt in Richard’s ability and commitment to helping us build the greatest JBL Professional ever.”