Meyer: Four new hires and a promotion
Friday, 15 March 2019
meyerTop row, L-R: Rich Hyland, Kayla Knoll and Daniel Rivera; Bottom row, L-R: Rob Cowles and Chris Gille
USA - Meyer Sound has announced four new hires and a key promotion.
Rob Cowles has been appointed to the newly created position of director, product marketing. Reporting directly to senior vice president of marketing John McMahon, Cowles will take on leadership and responsibilities in the areas of competitive marketing, vertical market strategies, digital initiatives, and customer relations management. Cowles previously held marketing positions at THX Ltd., LucasArts, CNET and AOL Time Warner.
Daniel Rivera, with Meyer Sound since 2016, has been promoted to business development specialist. Based in Southern California, he will assume a broad strategic role in connecting Meyer Sound to new and existing customers by working closely with architects, consultants and end users across multiple vertical markets.
Taking Rivera’s prior position as business development House of Worship (HOW) specialist is Chris Gille who has held technical management positions at Willow Creek Community Church in Illinois and at Eastside Christian Church in Anaheim, among others.
Kayla Knoll returns to Meyer Sound as sales support engineer, Midwest. Knoll served at Meyer Sound from 2006 – 2012 in the Design Services and Marketing departments before accepting a position in A/V Project Management in the Midwest. In her new role, Knoll will work with Meyer Sound’s regional sales managers to reinforce a broad range of sales support activities while maintaining relationships with dealers, integrators and end users. She is based in St. Louis, MO.
Filling a similar position is Rich Hyland, newly appointed as regional sales engineer, Southern California. Hyland comes to Meyer Sound from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts where he served as sound department manager Other prior experience includes creative and technical positions at Geffen Records and Capitol Records.
“Once again I am gratified at the high level of talent we’ve been able to attract as we continue to grow,” says Meyer Sound executive vice president Helen Meyer. “People have always been at the core of our success since John and I started the company 40 years ago.”
(Jim Evans)
*Pix (5) Rob/Daniel/Chris/Kayla/Rich
Caption: Rob Cowles, Daniel Rivera, Chris Gille, Kayla Knoll and Rich Hyland

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