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d&b audiotechnik Appoints Gerhard Mayr As Head Of Sales

Takes over for Peter Tongue, who has retired after almost 14 years

By PSW Staff November 5, 2012

Gerhard Mayr, new head of sales for d&b audiotechnik

Gerhard Mayr has been named head of sales for d&b audiotechnik, based at the company’s headquarters in Backnang, Germany.

Mayr takes over for Peter Tongue who, after almost 14 years with the company, has retired.

d&b made the decision to target recruitment beyond the entertainment industry. “Gerhard has skills stretching far outside the familiar toolkit,” states Simon Johnston, d&b audiotechnik marketing director.

Over the course of his career, Mayr has worked with Force Computers (Solectron), Motorola, and most recently, Garmin, playing a leading role in developing these brands internationally through engagement with new markets and the reinvention of existing ones, which has also involved spending a considerable amount of his time in Asia.

He also possesses traits familiar to d&b, and like so many within the company, he once aspired to be a musician and still maintains a passion for live music. With his roots in technology, he has also developed his own loudspeakers and amplifiers, at one time founded his own company that developed a control unit for moving lights.

“Throughout his career he has demonstrated a willingness to challenge the orthodoxy, and has educated markets to accept that quality has a significant value,” adds Johnston. “This is very d&b.” 

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