Toronto, Ontario, Canada— August 21, 2013… Lawo North America Corporation is pleased to announce the appointment of two new personnel: Don Bird, VP Business Development and Marketing, and Damian Fink, Product Support Manager. Based out of San Francisco and Los Angeles respectively, both Bird and Fink will work closely with one another to provide sales and product support, particularly on the west coast where Lawo recently added a number of new installations. In addition, they will provide expanded resources for Lawo’s marketing and distribution channels throughout North America.
Don Bird brings a wealth of industry experience to his new role with Lawo North America. Among his many credentials, his background includes serving as Chief Marketing Officer for Wohler Technologies Inc., where he was responsible for sales, marketing, and product line management; Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy for DTS Digital Cinema, and Vice President, Sales and Marketing for 360 Systems, where he was instrumental in the development and launch of the ubiquitous DigiCart® and Instant Replay™.
“Lawo has long been recognized as a leader in engineering excellence and innovation,” states Bird. “With flexible product architectures and a willingness to act as a strategic partner and advocate for customers, it is no surprise Lawo is gaining broad acceptance in the North American market. I’m pleased to have the opportunity to present the tremendous value Lawo products offer to broadcasters.”
In his new role as Product Support Manager throughout the U.S. western region, Damian Fink will be focused on project realization, product support, training, and product demonstration. Damian has extensive experience in audio console technology, having previously worked with Studer, and as a recording products specialist with NEP/Sweetwater, most recently in the capacity of Technical Audio Engineer, supporting production of a popular Los Angeles-based late night talk show.
Fink commented on his new role with Lawo North America, “Lawo has a highly respected position among the nation’s top broadcasters and post production facilities and the company’s breadth of product is truly impressive. I am very pleased to be joining the company and look forward to interfacing with both prospective and existing customers to provide the cutting edge service and support Lawo is well known for.”
“Both Don and Damian are important additions to our organization,” says Herbert Lemcke, President of Lawo North America. “Don has an extensive background in Broadcast as well as video, digital cinema, post and audio production. Likewise, we are excited to have Damian joining our team. He brings a great deal of technical expertise and a comprehensive background in customer service, which makes him well suited to provide direct support for our western region customers.”
Lawo designs and manufactures pioneering audio and video technology for TV and radio broadcast production, post-production, as well as live performance and theatrical applications. Products include digital audio mixing consoles, routers, video processing tools, as well as IP-based video and audio transport solutions. Lawo products are developed and manufactured according to highest quality standards at the company’s headquarters in the Rhine valley town of Rastatt, Germany. Founded in 1970, the company now employs more than 180 people at 8 locations in Europe, Asia, Australia and North America. For additional information, please visit the company online at www.lawo.de.