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Meyer Sound makes four new hires and key promotion

Daniel Rivera, who has worked with Meyer Sound since 2016, has been promoted to business development specialist

Meyer Sound has announced four new hires and a key promotion.

Rob Cowles has been appointed to the newly created position of director of product marketing. Reporting directly to SVP of marketing, John McMahon, Cowles will take on leadership and responsibilities in the areas of competitive marketing, vertical market strategies, digital initiatives, and customer relations management.

Cowles comes to Meyer Sound with a wealth of experience in the high technology and entertainment sectors, having held prior senior marketing positions at THX Ltd., LucasArts, CNET and AOL Time Warner. He is based at Meyer Sound’s Berkeley headquarters campus.

Daniel Rivera, who has worked with Meyer Sound since 2016, has been promoted to business development specialist. Based in Southern California, he will assume a broad strategic role in connecting Meyer Sound to new and existing customers by working closely with architects, consultants, and end users across multiple vertical markets.

Taking Rivera’s prior position as business development house of worship (HOW) specialist is Chris Gille, who will focus on the vertical market. Gille brings to his new role a depth of experience and skills in AV system design and operation, as well as technical team management in the HOW environment. Gille has held key technical management positions at Willow Creek Community Church in Illinois and at Eastside Christian Church in Anaheim, among others.

Kayla Knollis returning to Meyer Sound as sales support engineer, midwest. Knoll served at Meyer Sound from 2006 to 2012 in the design services and marketing departments, before accepting a position in AV project management in the midwest. In her new role, Knoll will work with Meyer Sound’s regional sales managers to reinforce a broad range of sales support activities while maintaining relationships with dealers, integrators, and end users. She is based in St. Louis, MO.

Filling a similar position is Rich Hyland, newly appointed as regional sales engineer, southern California. Hyland will work with Meyer Sound’s western US sales manager to focus efforts in this vitally important centre for the entertainment industry. Hyland comes to Meyer from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts, where he served as sound department manager overseeing production and post production equipment and facilities. Other prior experience includes creative and technical positions at Geffen Records and Capitol Records.

“Once again, I am gratified at the high level of talent we’ve been able to attract as we continue to grow,” said Meyer Sound executive VP, Helen Meyer. “People have always been at the core of our success since John and I started the company 40 years ago.”