Meyer Sound expands sales teams with triple hire

Meyer Sound has strengthened its worldwide sales team with three new hires: Andy Willcox as sales manager, residential systems; Daniel Rivera as sales specialist, house of worship market; and Antonio Manzo as sales director, Mexico.

The company says the new hires will help it to build on vertical markets worldwide.

Willcox (main picture) will connect Meyer Sound products and technologies to a growing market for private cinemas and premium distributed systems in residences for high-net-worth clients. He joins the company with three decades of experience in the residential AV market, both as an owner of a Midwestern systems integration firm and as vice president of sales and business development at CINEAK, a supplier of furnishings for private cinemas. He also served on the board of directors and executive board of CEDIA, serving as president of the organisation from 2005 to 2006.

Los Angeles native Rivera (pictured, below) will leverage his experience in media production leadership and marketing roles at Oasis Church in Hollywood, as well as two years working in pro AV distribution. In his new role he will work with end users, consultants, and system integrators to tailor Meyer Sound technologies for worship facilities’ particular audio requirements.

“Creating these two vertical market positions reflects Meyer Sound’s long-standing commitment to understanding customers’ needs from their perspective,” said Antonio Zacarias, Meyer Sound’s vice president of worldwide sales. “Andy and Daniel know what’s truly important to customers in their respective markets, and that’s the key to building lasting relationships.”

Heading the sales team in Mexico, Antonio Manzo brings more than 25 years of experience in the music and pro audio industries to Meyer. For nearly 22 years he worked at Yamaha Corporation of Mexico, taking on new market development in the company’s sales and marketing department.

Willcox is based in the SF Bay Area and Rivera remains in Los Angeles, while Manzo will be based in Mexico City.