Gerry Forde joins Rycote board as CCO
WORLD: Microphone suspension and windshield manufacturer Rycote has announced the appointment of Gerry Forde as chief commercial officer. Mr Forde also joins the Rycote board of directors alongside Simon Davies (CEO), David Ransome (CFO), Odette Davies (COO) and Paul Whiting (non executive).
The new appointment comes as the company looks to target further international growth opportunities, and will draw upon Mr Forde’s experience in sales gained from a series of senior sales positions at Sennheiser in addition to his experience of running his own pro audio and MI distribution business.
‘We are very pleased to welcome Gerry to the Rycote team, and his role will include taking overall responsibility for leading the sales department and dynamically driving sales, in line with our ambitious growth strategy over the coming years,’ stated Mr Davies. ‘These are exciting times for us, and bringing Gerry in to this senior role reflects our long-term growth ambitions. Gerry has extensive knowledge and experience in this industry, and his significant commercial expertise and leadership will enable us to deliver on our business ambitions.’
‘I am delighted to join the Rycote management team at this exciting time of innovation, investment and expansion,’ Mr Forde added. ‘Rycote is one of the industry’s most respected brands, associated with quality engineering and reliability. Rycote’s core competences are in engineering design and production, it is my role to introduce a new commercial approach with the already successful team there in order to serve our customers better, build revenue in order to invest in still further innovation and help take Rycote to the next level of success.’