Newmarket, NH — Russound has created two new sales positions, both of which are designed to provide their respective markets with an enhanced level of service and support.
Starting immediately, Michael Stuart and Michael Gatto are serving in the newly created positions of national sales manager, low voltage and national sales manager, hi-fi, respectively. Both are responsible for implementing sales programs and providing overall support for their channels, with an emphasis on helping integrators grow their bottom lines.
“Though we always look to support our customers with maximum efficiency, the current economy has encouraged us to take a closer look at how we can best accomplish this goal,” commented Russound’s CEO Charlie Porritt. “We know that different channels require focused solutions, so it only makes sense for us to appoint sales specialists who are equipped to provide the best possible support, without resorting to one-size-fits-all programs.”
Both Stuart and Gatto are veterans of the company, having served their respective regions and channels as regional sales managers.
In addition to the new positions, Porritt announced that John Sexton of corporate development will serve as interim vice president of sales until that position is filled with a permanent candidate. This position was held by Porritt prior to his recent promotion to CEO. Gatto and Stuart will report to Sexton during the company’s search for a permanent replacement.
“We’re all keeping an eye on the economy, but Russound is not simply waiting to see how the current situation plays out,” Porritt said. “From creating effective new positions to developing products that are a direct response to our customers’ needs, we are committed to doing whatever it takes to help out customers remain profitable the current scenario and beyond.”