TC Group Americas announces the appointment of Dudley McLaughlin as Consultant Manager, Install & Tour, North America.
In his role, McLaughlin will be responsible for interfacing with consultants and systems integrators nationwide while providing them with the assistance and support needed throughout the design and installation process. He will also play a key role in the further development of the Tannoy, Lab.gruppen and Lake brands throughout North America.
McLaughlin assumed the role of consultant manager following the retirement of Richard Steele, who had filled this position for TC Group Americas since 2007.
“Richard has been a great asset to this company and he will be dearly missed,” says Marc Bertrand, CEO TC Group Americas. “Fortunately for us, Dudley’s knowledge and background, combined with his genuine, likable personality, will be a real plus for our sales organization in North America as we continue to bring new products and technologies to market. We count ourselves lucky to have found someone who can fill Richard’s shoes.”
Based in Southern California, McLaughlin brings more than 30 years of experience in the professional audio industry. During his most recent tenure, he served for 14 years as an independent manufacturer’s rep for the TC Group in the greater Los Angeles marketplace. Leveraging both knowledge and resources, he has experienced tremendous success working on projects, both large and small.
“We are delighted to have Dudley on board,” adds Frank Loyko, VP Sales, Install & Tour, TC Group Americas. “We’ve worked together for a long time and I have full confidence that he will continue to maintain and further develop our already strong relationships with consultants and contractors while developing the Tannoy, Lab.gruppen and Lake brands. Consultants and contractors will find his technical knowledge combined with his practical knowledge invaluable.”
“I’m extremely excited to be part of the team at TC Group Americas,” adds McLaughlin. “The company has such a great story and noted history. Even more exciting is the opportunity to work with the A/V consultant community on a national level, and help them provide viable solutions to their customers.”