Niles, IL (September 14, 2018)—Shure has named four sales executives as its new vice presidents of Global Sales, all promoted from within the company. Peter James has been named vice president of Global Sales, Pro Audio; Abby Kaplan is now vice president of Global Sales, Retail; José Rivas has been appointed vice president of Global Sales, Emerging Markets; and Jim Schanz has become vice president of Global Sales, Integrated Systems.
Based in Waltham Abbey, United Kingdom, James has spent 20 of his 30 years in the audio industry at Shure. He has been managing director of Shure Distribution UK since 2009, and, since 2015, has chaired the Global Integrated Systems Board.
Kaplan, based in Shure’s new Chicago City Center office, has been with Shure since 1998 in various sales positions. Before Shure, she worked for two pro audio companies and has a long history of working with big box and independent brick-and-mortar resellers as well as e-commerce customers.
Based in São Paulo, Brazil, Rivas will focus on several developing markets worldwide. He previously served as sales and marketing director for the International Americas Business Unit and sales director of the Americas Business Unit, leading the Latin America go-to-market organization.
Based in the Chicago City Center office, Schanz joined Shure in 1998, serving in a number of sales roles, leading to 2011 when he took over leadership of Shure’s Market Development function.
“I want to express my congratulations to Peter, Abby, José, and Jim on these well-deserved promotions,” said Mark Humrichouser, Shure’s vice president of Global Sales. “Their combined sales expertise and accomplishments have been instrumental in Shure’s success in growing our global business. We are fortunate to have these impressive leaders on the Shure Sales team.”
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