EAW appoints live and installed BDMs
WORLD: Eastern Acoustic Works (EAW) has appointed a pair of new business development managers. Bernie Broderick and Jeremy Forsythe will focus on the live and installed sound markets respectively.
‘Our goal is to continue to provide customers working in live sound and systems integration with direct access to individuals who are dedicated to those markets,’ explained Rusty Waite, vice president, global sales at EAW.
Mr Broderick has been working for EAW as a trainer for the past 17 years. His career spans a total of three decades and includes stints as a pro-touring FOH, systems technician and sound company owner prior to joining the manufacturer. ‘Bernie came to EAW with an extensive, high level, background in live sound,’ noted Mr Waite. ‘Although his most recent role with EAW has been as technical training manager, it was clear to us that his history, skill set and unique approach to the industry made him the perfect candidate for this new role.’
Having spent the last five years serving as the lead designer and project manager at an A/V systems integration company, Mr Forsythe joins EAW with prior experience of working with the manufacturer. He had been involved in the design and development of EAW’s Avalon club series loudspeakers. ‘Jeremy’s skill set will be invaluable to consultants and integrators,’ added Mr Waite. ‘By dedicating his focus to installed applications, EAW will offer our customers access to a level of knowledge and insight about EAW products that was not available before.’
‘The full circle nature of this appointment isn’t lost on anyone,’ Mr Forsythe commented. ‘In many ways, I feel like I have been a member of the team for years. I am excited to take on this new role that leverages my experience installing EAW loudspeakers to help system integrators and consultants utilise the benefits and features of the full product line.’
‘What is truly significant about these new roles is how they affect our customers,’ concluded Mr Broderick. ‘I have already felt a tremendous surge of positive energy coming from our base with the knowledge that they have a contact at EAW who intimately understands their needs.’