San Diego, CA–Hitachi America Ltd., Ubiquitous Business Platform Systems Division, Business Group has appointed Kirk Hammond to the position of regional sales manager. Kirk has more than 15 years experience in the professional audio/video industry, with previous sale and marketing management positions in the AV dealer, retail and computer VAR channels.
Kirk has previous experience with the Hitachi family, having held the position of director of U.S. sales and marketing for Hitachi Software from 1999 to 2002. Most recently, he was the national sales manager for Vutec Corporation. Kirk has also worked with Artisoft and Boeckeler Instruments.
“We are thrilled to have Kirk Hammond back in the Hitachi fold,” said Pete Denes, vice president of sales, Hitachi America, Ltd., Ubiquitous Business Platform Systems Division, Business Group. “Kirk’s experience with the Hitachi brand and elsewhere in the industry further bolsters an already strong sales team, which will reap tremendous benefits as Hitachi continues to increase its presence in the various markets of the audio/video presentation industry.”
“As part of the Hitachi team, I am looking forward to helping strengthen the company’s position as the world’s leading projector manufacturer,” Hammond said. “The growing presence of projection technology in an ever-expanding number of markets presents a tremendous opportunity for sales growth. I am confident that Hitachi’s commitment to reliable performance and customer service will translate into unprecedented sales in the future.”