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Yamaha Professional Audio Adds To Sales Team

BUENA PARK, Calif. (October 3, 2017)—Yamaha Professional Audio division (PAD) has announced the appointment of Bob Habel to the position of district manager for Commercial Audio sales. He will cover the important U.S. southeast market previously held by Brian Coviello, who has recently retired.

            “Bob is a seasoned sales professional with experience across many areas of the AV market,” states Alan Macpherson, general manager, Yamaha Professional Audio division.

            Before joining Yamaha, Habel was national sales manager at CAD Audio, managing both internal staff and nine independent rep firms. Prior to CAD, he held a key sales role for Zenith Systems AV Solutions successfully growing sales of AV product into enterprise, higher education, security, telecommunications, and other vertical markets across the eastern U.S.

            Habel has also earned accreditation from ISO/IEC for his specialized skill set within the area of client needs analysis in program/proposal development, system design, and presentation and project management.

            In his new position as district manager, Habel will report to Doug Staab, regional sales manager, Commercial Audio and NEXO systems. “Bob’s strength in AV market sales will be beneficial to the company as we continue to grow this all-important market,” adds Staab.

            Habel resides in Tampa, Florida.

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