IMAGE Screens GmbH, owners of the IMAGE and DAVISION projection screen brands, and StJohn Group, its exclusive North American distributor, have jointly announced the appointment of Mike Barber as North American sales director for screen sales.
Barber comes directly from Screen Research, where he served 18 months as director of sales for their North American division. He has a 17-year history of AV industry sales experience including six years with Meridian Audio, where he held the position of National Sales Director the last two years there.
“I’m thrilled to be working with IMAGE,” Barber said. “Their technology, attention to detail, and professionalism is unmatched in the projection screen industry, and their product quality and vast assortment of screen materials is unrivaled. I believe my experience and relationships will go a long way in successfully promoting the brand. StJohn Group has a storied history in projection screen market development, successfully introducing the first acoustically transparent woven screens in North America. I look forward to working with StJohn Group to continue developing a strong market for top-quality projection screens in North America.”
IMAGE Screens manufactures fixed, motorized, and masking screens for a variety of home theater and commercial applications, including high-tech F1 simulation training for some of the largest companies in the world. The screens are hand-built and incorporate innovative engineering and proprietary designs.
“The addition of Mike to our sales team is a perfect complement to the positive changes we’ve recently implemented in our representative organization,” StJohn Group president, Kevin Leja, stated. “Mike is dedicated to selecting and working with the best reps and dealer for our ever-growing screen business, and will enhance our customer service and support as it relates to screen products. We welcome him to the team.”
Michael Liesenfeld, president of IMAGE, stated, “Our partners around the globe are pleased to see the solid steps IMAGE Screens is taking with respect to the personnel growth of the IMAGE family, and the positive impact it is having on sales and development goals. With Mike Barber’s addition, we are well on our way to having the most professional, responsive and accountable screen company in the industry.”
Barber will be working out of Atlanta, Georgia.