JHS appoints Karl Bates as Pro Audio area sales manager

JHS has announced that Karl Bates has joined its senior sales team as Pro Audio area sales manager for the South of England and Wales, whilst also looking after customers across the whole of Ireland.

Bates brings with him over 25 years of experience in the music industry to the company’s Pro Audio Division, having previously managed UK sales for a number of pro audio brands, such as JBL, dbx, AKG, Sennheiser, Lab.gruppen, Adamson, and Lexicon.

He has also worked as UK sales manager for MAM Communications, Stirling Audio, and Arbiter Pro Audio, servicing a national client base from rental companies to install and AV specialists, and recently working as a freelance consultant within the educational market.

Bates commented: “I’m excited to have joined a company with over 47 years’ experience in the music industry with a strong stable of Pro Audio brands. I’ll be looking forward to seeing and looking after many of my old customers as well as new ones; I’ll certainly be kept busy.”

Alan Smith, JHS’ executive director of sales and marketing, said: “I’m really pleased Karl has joined us, as he brings a terrific blend of experience, knowledge and salesmanship and enthusiasm that will all contribute towards providing our Pro Audio customers with our best possible customer service.”

Karl can be contacted via email at karl.bates@jhs.co.uk, or by phone on 0044 (0)7917 194270, while details of the other JHS Area Sales Managers and their territories can be found by logging on to the JHS trade only website at www.jhstrade.co.uk.

Dealers will be able to meet Bates in person the upcoming JHS Event, which is being held at the firm’s Garforth, Leeds headquarters between June 10th and 13th.

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