Rycote, the UK manufacturer of advanced microphone windshields and suspension systems, has appointed Gerry Forde as their chief commercial officer to target further national and international growth opportunities.
He previously ran his own pro audio and MI distribution business in Ireland, and more recently held a series of senior positions at Sennheiser, including sales and marketing director at Sennheiser UK and business strategist for the Global Pro Division.
Forde joins existing Rycote board members, Simon Davies (CEO), David Ransome (CFO), Odette Davies (COO) and Paul Whiting (Non Exec).
Davies says: “(Gerry’s) role will include taking overall responsibility for leading the sales department and dynamically driving sales, in line with our ambitious growth strategy over the coming years. These are exciting times for us, and bringing Gerry in to this senior role reflects our long-term growth ambitions. Gerry has extensive knowledge and experience in this industry, and his significant commercial expertise and leadership will enable us to deliver on our business ambitions”.
Forde says: “Rycote’s core competences are in engineering design and production (and) it is my role to introduce a new commercial approach with the already successful team there, in order to serve our customers better, build revenue in order to invest in still further innovation, and help take Rycote to the next level of success”.