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Blaze Audio Adds Three New Members To North America Team

Sales professionals Darrell Champagne, James Duvall, and Rob Howitt building new and maintaining previously established relationships with customers in coordinating sales, account and rep firm management.
Left to right, new Blaze Audio sales team members Rob Howitt, Darrell Champagne, and James Duvall.

Blaze Audio has announded the addition of three new sales professionals to the company’s roster for North America – Darrell Champagne, James Duvall, and Rob Howitt – who are tasked with building new and maintaining previously established long-term relationships with dealers, consultants, and end-users in coordinating sales, account and rep firm management as well as provide in-person product demonstrations and training.

Champagne is serving as national accounts manager. Prior to joining Blaze Audio, he was senior vice president of operations at Stingray, a global music, media, and technology company active in TV broadcasting, streaming, radio, business services, and advertising. Additionally, he spent 17 years with PlayNetwork where he was involved in AV integration and professional audio systems design and related services.

Duvall is the new central regional sales manager. Previously he served as solutions specialist at Campion, which represents manufacturers of security, audio-visual as well as control and infrastructure products. He also spent 14 years operating his own business, Creative Engineering and Solutions, where as an audio engineer, he worked with high-profile clients on a variety of projects.

Rob Howitt is handling the role of northeast regional sales manager. Previously he was the regional account manager – Pro AV New England for ADI Global Distribution, a security and low-voltage distributor, and he was also regional sales manager – installed sound division (New England) for AudioPros, a manufacturer’s representative firm.

“Darrell, James, and Rob each have extensive backgrounds in the Pro AV market that, I believe, will serve them well in their new positions with Blaze Audio,” says Kevin Wilkin, executive sales director for North America. “I have every confidence that their experience will help us take Blaze Audio to the next level as we strive for more opportunities to grow our business. On behalf of the entire Blaze Audio team, I’d like to say, ‘Welcome Aboard.’ We look forward to working with our new team members as we strive to expand Blaze Audio’s presence.”

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