Colorado vNet has asked custom industry veteran Patrick Donnelly to serve as its European sales manager, a title he also holds with parent company Russound.
“Colorado vNet made its European debut at the recent ISE show in Amsterdam, and I’m thrilled to say it was a great success for the brand,” Colorado vNet’s VP of sales and marketing Petro Shimonishi commented. “The European market represents an important business opportunity, and I am confident that Patrick will do a great job in building sales in that marketplace.
“By handling both Colorado vNet and the Russound brands, Patrick is in a unique position to help our friends in Europe to create complete home entertainment and home automation solutions to satisfy every client’s needs,” Shimonishi said.
In his new role, Donnelly will oversee building distribution in Europe for Colorado vNet’s products, in addition to developing programs that take advantage of the potential synergy between Colorado vNet and its parent company.
“I can’t imagine a better complement to the Russound family than Colorado vNet,” commented Donnelly. “Each brand’s respective strengths add up to one of the most potent catalogs in the business. I can’t wait to see how the two lines will be implemented across the continent.”
Donnelly spent nine years as director of training and director of field training for OnQ Legrand. Earlier in his career, Donnelly served with several leading custom electronics companies, including Titus Management Group, which specializes in structured wiring solutions. He also co-founded Mod-Tap RCS (Residential Cabling System – Molex), which, in the mid-1990s, gained notoriety for developing residential communication products for the new found sibling residential structured wiring market, both in the U.S. and abroad.