Industry veteran Jamie Ward has joined Community Professional Loudspeakers as international sales manager, EMEA.
His previous roles have included regional sales manager with Allen & Heath, sales director UK with Stanton Group and senior sales manager, HPRO EMEA central, with Harman International.
“I‘m really excited to be joining Community at such an important time in the company’s growth and development internationally,” says Ward. “With such a strong product offering specifically focused across the commercial and engineered installed sound verticals, there is a huge amount of potential to offer customers the right solutions and support they need.
“With a lot of manufacturing still on site in the US, everyone at Community is very knowledgeable about our products, what we are trying to achieve and the business we are in. It’s an increasingly unique position to hold in the market. I look forward to working with such a committed team backed by deep heritage, leading class design and a clear vision of the direction forward.”
Steve Johnson, Community’s CEO, comments, “Jamie is joining us at a great time. With our strongest line ever, we continue to innovate and bring significant new products to market, creating the ideal opportunity for considerable growth in USA and international sales. Jamie has the same strong ethos for customer service as Community. His substantial EMEA experience together with Community’s industry leading technical support will provide our distributors with the highest level of service. Reporting to Julia Lee, our director of sales and marketing, Jamie will be a key part of our sales team and I’m very pleased to welcome him to Community.”