DPA Microphones names Eric Mayer president of US operations

DPA Microphones has announced the appointment of Eric Mayer to the position of president of US operations in a bid to boost the company’s growth stateside.

Having served the pro audio industry for over two decades, Mayer will draw upon his experience to bolster DPA’s development in the US. “I am very excited to be working with a high-quality brand like DPA Microphones, which develops innovative products that are standouts in the industry,” said Mayer. “For most of my professional career, I participated in the growth and development of another premium microphone company, and I plan to use that experience to help DPA expand further in the States. I look forward to ensuring that the company adjusts in a sales and marketing perspective to the changing and increasingly competitive environment of the microphone industry, as well as to overseeing the entire US operation.”

Following his graduation from New York University with a degree in music technology, Mayer took his first significant sales role with Location Sound Corporation, a production audio equipment sales, service and rental company for the film, broadcast and video markets. He then worked his way up to assistant sales manager before joining Sennheiser USA as a market development manager in 1996. Since then he has held numerous positions with Sennheiser USA, most recently as national sales manager for the professional systems division.

“We are very pleased to welcome Eric, who shares our vision for the future of DPA Microphones in the audio industry, to the team,” said DPA CEO Christian Poulsen. “I am confident that he will continue to support our existing US partners, as well as providing many new ones with the opportunity to be a part of DPA’s worldwide success. His expertise in successful promotion of an audio business in the States ensures that both DPA and the industry will enjoy great enhancements.

“In comparison to Western Europe, where we have a much larger share within high quality microphone markets, DPA’s microphones are a well kept secret in the U.S. and we know Eric will increase exposure of the brand. Currently, some of the best audio specialists in the American market are using DPA microphones for their most challenging work, and they have experienced the unique combination of sound quality and reliability. We see a huge potential to expand our market share, especially with our miniature microphones, which already have a long list of fantastic references within the theatre, broadcast, live and installation environments. We know Eric is the perfect person to lead our mission in the US.”

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