Meyer Sound has promoted two managers to key management positions, with Amy Luley named director of U.S. sales operations and Mary Molnar appointed technical services manager, Americas. Both will be reporting to senior vice president of sales and marketing John McMahon.
In her new position, Luley assumes direct responsibility for managing Meyer Sound’s team of 15 sales managers and sales engineers throughout the United States. Account management, dealer contracts and dealer relationships will be under her direction.
“We are transitioning to a new structure, moving away from strict geographical territory management to a more flexible account structure, allowing us to strengthen our dealer relationships and focus more on key vertical markets,” says Luley. “We have positioned a team of local, regionally-based sales managers and sales engineers who will be working together to provide our U.S. dealers with exceptional service and dedicated attention. We are focusing on strengthening and expanding our dealer education program, with an emphasis on our unique, industry-leading solutions.”
Luley cites in particular a restructuring of sales in the Western U.S., where the existing team will remain in place, but some specific shifts in accounts, territories and market emphasis can be anticipated. Meyer Sound’s team in the region is comprised of Western sales manager Will Lewis, director of strategic applications Michael Maxson, regional sales engineer Joe Mistretta, sales engineer Will Harris, sales manager and house of worship specialist Daniel Rivera, and regional sales engineer, Southern California, Rich Hyland.
Since joining Meyer Sound in 2014, Luley has served as Salesforce.com administrator, sales operations manager, and sales and business development project manager.
As technical services manager, Americas, Molnar assumes overall responsibility of the company’s newly integrated design services and technical support teams throughout the Western Hemisphere.
“My role is communicating with all teams involved in the design of technical solutions and ongoing support to ensure they respond quickly and effectively to customer needs,” Molnar says. “By integrating design services and technical support, we will get our design teams out in the field more often, giving them a feel for how their designs work in the real world. Our overall goal is to be more collaborative and team-focused, which ultimately benefits our clients.”
Molnar will be working in collaboration with Dennis Tholema, technical services manager, International, who carries parallel responsibilities for most of the Eastern Hemisphere. He’s based at the Meyer Sound Europe headquarters in Germany. Molnar joined the company in 2018 as strategic projects manager. For the 25 years prior to that, she held key management and sales positions at San Francisco rental partner McCune AVL, overseeing company logistics and managing major projects.
“These two new positions will be of critical importance in making our new structures for sales and technical services work effectively for our growing dealer network and customer base in the Americas,” says Meyer Sound executive vice president Helen Meyer. “We are happy that we already had the talent in house to fill them, and we are also pleased that by placing two very capable women in these important posts we are further advancing gender balance in the industry.”