Neil McDougall oversees Celestion’s distribution sales
WORLD: Celestion has hired Neil McDougall to take on the role of distribution sales manager, covering the Europe, Africa, Middle East, India and APAC Regions. In his new role, Mr McDougall will be based at company headquarters in Ipswich and will work to build and develop business relationships with Celestion’s distributors across these geographical areas.
The new distribution sales manager brings a wide variety of experience to the role, and plenty of it. He has worked as a professional musician, which lends itself well to Celestion’s guitar and bass loudspeaker division, and has previously owned his own music retail business. Mr McDougall has also served in several sales positions for numerous manufacturers, such as Yamaha, Roland UK, AVSL and InMusic, where he gained experience in looking after international distribution.
‘I look forward to working with all of our Celestion distribution partners, many of whom I already know,’ enthused Mr McDougall. ‘Celestion is a highly respected brand with a rich heritage, and I have always admired their reputation for having a very professional work ethic and friendly atmosphere as a company. As I believe strongly in this approach to business, I’m delighted to join them.
‘In my first few days, I enjoyed the experience of building a speaker at the Ipswich factory, where many key Celestion products are hand-built,’ he added. ‘I will surely be recommending a factory visit to my distributors.’