Digital connectivity solutions provider Gefen has appointed Rod Sommerich to the Asia Pacific region. As the Far East and Pacific Rim regional sales director, Sommerich will oversee all sales efforts throughout this region.
Sommerich brings an extensive background in the professional audio/video and broadcast markets, having worked in these industries since 1984. He has held positions in operations, distribution, marketing, product management, business development and manufacturing.
“Someone with a combination of both operational and technical knowledge was a real asset to us,” said Hagai Gefen, president, Gefen. “Rod has extensive knowledge of emerging technologies, general electronics, broadcast and production—all of which are pivotal areas of growth for Gefen.”
With deep expertise in Asian, Australian and New Zealand modes of business operations, including distribution, sales, channel development and networking, Sommerich is tasked with leading the expansion of Gefen sales in the region.
Sommerich is based in the Sydney area of Australia. He held previous positions at Image Design Technology, SpinetiX and Amber Technology.