Wohler expands EMEA operation
Two new additions have been added to Wohler’s EMEA sales organisation: Terry Allford as business development and channel manager for the EMEA territory, based out of the company’s newly established UK office, and Jonathan Chassaigne as EMEA sales support and tour planner for Wohler’s new Euro Van.
Taking over from Renaud Desportes, who has moved into the role of product manager for Wohler’s HDCC product range, Allford will be responsible for expanding reseller relationships and building the company’s market presence throughout Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Chassaigne is responsible for supporting Wohler’s EMEA sales effort as well as scheduling and operating the Euro Van, a showcase on wheels for Wohler’s audio and video confidence monitors, touchscreen systems, and a variety of new products addressing the need for regulatory compliance with loudness mitigation, captioning, and subtitling standards.
Allford is the former head of production service for BSkyB, where he managed an operational staff of 100 to supply the full range of technical services to the Sky platform for high-profile sports events, Sky channels, and 24 hour news. Prior to BSkyB, he served as post production manager for Corinthian TV, a service provider for Disney UKBTV and associated channels.
“Terry’s solid background in engineering operations will help us better understand the needs of our customers and enable him to speak to senior engineers at their level, and his wealth of connections throughout the broadcast industry will deeply enhance our growth strategy in the EMEA region,” said Kim Templeman-Holmes, EVP of worldwide sales for Wohler.
Prior to joining Wohler, Chassaigne served as sales administrator, professional products for Sennheiser France, where he provided technical and price estimates as well as sales administration, shipping, and commercial customer and reseller support for the company’s entire product line. He also provided sound mixing and engineering for concerts and theatre presentations of the Studio Theater in Asnières and Studio 440 in Montreuil, France.
“With his background in sound and electronics engineering and sales, Jonathan is an excellent choice to take the Wohler message of excellent performance and compact, cost-effective design on the road in the Euro Van,” Templeman-Holmes added. “He will be driving the van throughout Europe and the U.K. to give our channel partners and customers the ultimate platform for experiencing Wohler products first-hand in a mobile broadcast setting.”