Jon Perkins - technical sales manager
UK - The owner of specialist screen consultancy Display Knowledge, Jon Perkins, has joined international video solutions provider displayLED as group technical sales manager.

Perkins, whose 25 year career in the video industry includes 12 years with Sony, latterly as its European commercial manager, has worked with the world's largest corporations and sporting events in all areas of screen sales and service. He specialises in screen purchase consultancy, installation, project management, product modification, technical investigation, maintenance and repair

Since his Sony days, through Display Knowledge, Perkins sold in excess of US$15m of screen equipment, largely into the rental market on behalf of Toshiba, and was instrumental in setting up their US LED sales operation, also running their European installation and repair function.

At displayLED he will initially focus on building sales and technical service, and expects to help develop new commercial and marketing opportunities as his role broadens.

"displayLED is quite simply the most experienced team in the industry, as well as being a really good bunch of people to work with," says Perkins. "Graham Burgess [displayLED CEO] and I have regularly discussed the possibility of my involvement in the past. This year, the timing seemed right for both of us. I see displayLED as the company that I'll work in for the next ten years or more and am extremely enthusiastic to be part of the brand and its ongoing development."

Burgess comments, "We are delighted to welcome Jon onboard as part of our senior management team. He has an unrivalled reputation in the video screen industry, bringing invaluable experience and expertise to the company. I'm confident he will become a key player in the growth of displayLED over the next decade."

With Display Knowledge, Perkins previously worked with football clubs such as Tottenham Hotspur FC; global corporates including McDonalds; sporting events including the Olympics, F1 Grand Prix, and international cricket; music tours and festivals including Glastonbury; and TV programmes such as X-Factor and Britain's Got Talent.

(Jim Evans)

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