Ian Ruhback
Europe - After the appointment of AED Distribution as distributor for QSC Pro Audio in Germany and UK in addition to its BeNeLux distribution, and the expansion into the European continent for High End Systems products, the Belgium-based company is also expanding its team.

AED Distribution, with offices in the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, France & Belgium, has hired several people to support its future growth into these new markets. Hans Vanderheijden, managing director at AED Distribution HQ, comments, "Over the last couple of years we have build a clear strategy to strengthen and focus on a European Master Distribution model, which enabled us to develop our distribution network in Europe. Some markets were approached directly through our own setup, in others we went to market through selected partners. As a result of our expansion into these new markets, we felt the need to also follow this growth with the appointment of new colleagues."

The following five new profiles have been added to the AED Distribution team:

Ian Ruhback comes with a highly competent sales background and previously worked as regional sales manager at a large UK distribution company. Furthermore, he has a strong pro audio product knowledge combined with several technology training certifications. Ian will be serving the QSC Pro Audio retailers, Pro Audio customers and rental market segment in the UK..

Emma O'Sullivan has a strong retail background and previously worked at Lamba for over 11 years in different job positions. Emma will be working with the QSC Pro Audio retail dealer network in U.K., alongside Ian.

Carsten Schiedeck was sales & marketing manager at D&M Professional Germany, where he was responsible for the brands Denon Professional and Marantz Professional.At AED Distribution, Carsten will serve as the account manager for QSC Pro Audio in Germany.

Constantinos Vonofakidis has worked at High End Systems for the past two years and will continue his role as international sales manager for AED Distribution.

Tania Lesage, also formerly employed at High End Systems, has made the move to AED Distribution as High End Systems Brand Manager and will play a key role in creating and monitoring the conditions under which the High End Systems brand achieves success in the marketplace.

(Jim Evans)

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