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Polar names Adrian Hamilton business development manager of Ireland

With 25 years experience in AVIT under his belt and extensive international experience, Hamilton is well-equipped for his new position

Polar has selected Adrian Hamilton as its new business development manager in Ireland.

Hamilton came from an education in electronic engineering, after which he moved into IT and in combining the two, he developed a 25 year career in AVIT. He has acquired extensive international experience after working in South Africa and then moving to Dubai and Singapore; in Singapore he worked as technical manager for AMX by Harman for seven years.

Now based near Dublin, and possessing a wealth of technical skills and leadership experience from senior management positions, Hamilton appears well prepared for his new role.

Stuart Leader, director of Polar, welcomed Hamilton to the position: “Adrian is an outstanding professional who has enjoyed a truly global career. His technical expertise is unquestionable and he complements this with a highly dynamic approach to business. We already had an established base of business activity in Ireland but we wanted to develop further the opportunities available to us and recognised that in-region, local support was essential. It would be almost impossible to find a better fit for this position.

“With great communication skills and an instinctive feel and vision for integrated solutions, Adrian is perfectly equipped to proactively develop and strengthen Polar’s business in the region.”

Hamilton commented: “AVIT is my passion and I’ve been immersed in the industry at every level, across multiple continents, for more than 25 years. After returning to my ancestral roots here in Ireland, I was looking to take on a new challenge that would make demands upon every area of my experience. 

“My particular strengths lie in audio visual control and integrated systems, so given Polar’s evolution from its roots in specialised audio to its current position as a major distributor of AV and AVIT products and services, there is a clear synergy at work in my joining the team. I’m very much looking to expanding Polar’s reach in Ireland and supporting our customers in the delivery of imaginative, efficient, cutting edge solutions.”