Keith Dutch becomes MD of Peerless-AV EMEA
EMEA: Peerless AV has announced the promotion of Keith Dutch to managing director of Peerless-AV EMEA, as the current MD, Gordon Dutch, has taken on a part-time non-executive director role within the company. At the same time, Melinda Von Horvath has joined the Peerless-AV EMEA board as sales director, reporting to Keith Dutch.
‘Since merging with Peerless back in May 2009, I had always planned, at some stage, to step back from the daily operative tasks of the company,’ explained Gordon Dutch, who will remain on the main global advisory board in the US and be active in assisting with long term strategy and marketing. ‘However, I did not want to do that until we had fulfilled all our key objectives and roles for the future of the EMEA business. The addition of Melinda to our board here, along with all the hard work Keith and my whole team have put in over the past seven years means I now feel fully comfortable stepping down as MD for the EMEA, and look forward to a little R and R, alongside the work I will continue to do in the business.’
‘The EMEA business has grown explosively over the past seven years under Gordon’s leadership and we are very pleased that he plans to stay on in a reduced, but active role in the business,’ added John Potts, global president of Peerless-AV. ‘We are genuinely excited by the recent additions and announcements we have made and look forward to growing our presence here in the EMEA region exponentially.’
‘I am really excited to be joining the main board of Peerless-AV EMEA,’ furthered Ms Von Horvath. ‘Of course I know them well from my over 22 years of service in the A/V Industry, as they are widely known as a strong company with excellent products, outstanding customer service and innovative A/V solutions for all markets.’