Polar appoints new business development manager Andrew Plunkett

Installation, MI and professional audio markets solutions supplier, Polar, has appointed Andrew Plunkett as business development manager for its public address/voice alarm department.

A highly experienced industry professional, Plunkett joins Polar after 15 years at TG Baker, where he gained significant and wide-ranging experience in the design and distribution of public address, voice reinforcement and voice evacuation equipment.

Plunkett brings his expertise as a project manager having worked across diverse markets, including industrial, leisure, education and most recently, on large-scale stadium installations, with a goal to develop this area of Polar’s business. Plunkett’s system design knowledge will help introduce the commercial ranges in Polar’s portfolio to organisations with a broader focus than audio installation alone.

Stuart Leader, Director of Polar integrated solutions welcomed Plunkett’s appointment: “It’s clear that Andrew’s know-how in this field marks him out as an excellent asset to POLAR. We continue to grow our business and expand a formidable range of expertise across our team, enabling us to provide the very highest levels of support to our customers. Andrew possesses a thorough understanding of the industry and brings vast experience of designing systems for every scale and complexity of application. He’s an outstanding professional and we’re delighted to have him as part of our team.”

Plunkett added: “I have always admired Polar as an organisation. It has a superbly supported array of quality commercial audio brands, and I’m looking forward to introducing these to new markets, as well as helping Polar’s existing partners to confidently execute projects that draw on my area of expertise. It’s so encouraging to have such a rich product-palette from which to support a full range of commercial audio solutions, from small-scale public address and background music, to large scale distributed systems. I’m particularly excited about introducing customers to the Polar range of products, including the powerful Vocia platform from BIAMP, which delivers high-end, networked public address and voice alarm solutions with really integrator-friendly implementation.”