Roland’s Professional A/V division announces the expansion of its Sales Engineering team focused on Live Pro Audio. With the introduction of the new M-5000 Live Mixing Console, Roland states that it is committed to adding staff and support resources to meet the needs of the professional audio community.
Sales Engineers Doug Schouten and Brian Belcher will be involved in supporting customers in the touring, corporate A/V, broadcast, theater and house of worship markets. They will actively work with resellers and production rental customers on system design, configuration and operational know-how as well as creation and implementation of training resources for users of all skill levels.
Based in Los Angeles, Schouten has been actively supporting the development of markets for both audio and video products alongside Roland’s team of independent sales rep firms. He will now focus on Pro Audio Products in the western region of the U.S.
Schouten is a native of Indianapolis and a graduate of the Recording Arts program at Indiana University. Prior to joining Roland in 2012 he was an audio engineer at the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel, Indiana.
Schouten says, “I have seen first hand the excitement customers have for the M-5000 and I’m looking forward to helping customers turn the possibilities of the M-5000 into reality.”
Belcher is based in Nashville and is primarily responsible for Roland Pro Audio Products in the eastern region. He joins Roland as a respected name in the Nashville pro audio community best known for his work as an accomplished live sound and broadcast mix engineer and production manager with a long list of touring credits including Gary Allan, Joe Nichols, Geoff Moore & the Distance and production of GodWhy.com.
Belcher is also the broadcast mix engineer for Vanderbilt University sports airing on ESPN, and has been the system designer for several theaters, schools and has also been a trusted training resource for church, broadcast and front-of-house engineers.
“I am exited to join the team at Roland,” says Belcher. “I am a believer in the direction and quality of the products and am equally impressed by the leadership of the company. I look forward to this opportunity and am excited to leverage my skill set and passion for pro audio working with a great team.”
“We are very pleased to have two incredibly qualified audio professionals with Schouten and Belcher on our team to promote and support the Roland M-5000 in the early stages of it’s introduction,” says Christian Delfino, VP of sales and marketing for professional A/V. “There is tremendous excitement in the market for the M-5000 and we are committed to making sure that users are supported to the highest level. We have also put into place a very high level of technical support and service repair for the M-5000 to ensure that every customer has the very best experience even under the most demanding circumstances.”
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