Allen & Heath expands US marketing team

Allen & Heath has recently added to the marketing team based at its USA distributor, American Music & Sound, with the appointment of Mike Bangs as live sound and touring expert, James Duvall as commercial solutions specialist, and Maryam Larki-Bavi as marketing manager.

The new team has a wealth of audio experience and will support customers across the live touring and installation spectrums in order to develop the brand in these market areas, and to ensure continued success for Allen & Heath under the umbrella of American Music & Sound in the US.

Maryam Larki-Bavi joins the company with an extensive background in the pro audio industry, previously holding marketing positions with Harman and Sennheiser. In her new role, Larki-Bavi will steer and oversee all aspects of marketing for the Allen & Heath brand in the US.

Mike Bangs comes to Allen & Heath as a veteran in the touring world with an all-encompassing sound engineering and production management experience from many national and international tours, such as Katy Perry, Eric Clapton and Aerosmith. Mike is in charge of growing the Allen & Heath business in the touring market and supporting high profile events, artists, engineers and sound companies as the new live sound/touring expert.

James Duvall brings hands-on audio engineering and systems design expertise to the team. In his new position as the commercial solution specialist, Duvall will assist consultants and integrators in system design and product application for Allen & Heath products.

“With our digital mixing systems gaining great momentum in the United States, this is the time to strengthen our presence in this key market, working hand-in-hand with our longstanding distribution partner, American Music & Sound,” explaied Allen & Heath’s sales & marketing director, Christian Luecke. “Together we have created a dynamic team who will advance the Allen & Heath brand and deliver world class support to our customers and partners.”

“I am excited and pleased to welcome these three experienced pro audio professionals to the American Music & Sound team,” added Lynn Martin, president of American Music & Sound. “Between them, Maryam, Mike and James add unrivalled expertise of our markets, products and customers to the organisation. We all look forward to further growing the Allen & Heath profile in the months and years ahead.”

(Pictured L-R: Mike Bangs, Maryam Larki-Bavi and James Duvall)