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Allen&Heath Changes U.S. Distribution

Allen&Heath is now represented in the U.S. by a new company, North American Pro Audio (NAPA), ending the company's business relationship with Utah-based 9/10/2002 8:00 AM Eastern

Allen&Heath is now represented in the U.S. by a new company,North American Pro Audio (NAPA), ending the company's businessrelationship with Utah-based Harman Music Group.

Allen&Heath left Harman International Industries Limited Groupfollowing a management buyout in June 2001, but had continued todistribute its products through Harman Music Group until July 31,2002.

"This change in distribution," according to Allen&Heath'smanaging director Glenn Rogers, "is the final step on the journey tofull independence, which we embarked on with the buyout last year.We're grateful to the Harman Music Group team in Utah for all of thework that they have done over the years to support the brand. Thanks tothem, we and NAPA have a very strong base from which to grow ourbusiness in the future."

NAPA was founded by Lynn P. Martin. Allan Nichols continues asdirector of sales. NAPA will retaining all of the existing rep network,and will be based out of Agoura Hills, Calif., with Nichols operating asatellite facility in Nashville.

For more, contact NAPA at www.allen-heath.co.uk/allen_heath_usa.asp.