Powell’s role will be to manage existing dealer accounts in the North of England, Scotland and Ireland, and to identify new opportunities to expand the Source dealer network in each of these areas.
The creation of this position is part of Source's ongoing expansion plan and it is hoped that with his extensive experience of the target markets and Northern area sales, Powell will enable the company to offer a better quality of service to its customers across all regions.
Powell will work alongside the existing Source field sales team of Tony Musgrove (broadcast sales) and Chris Hawkins, who manages Source's MI reseller network and will now focus on the Southern region.
“We are delighted to welcome Richard to our fast-expanding team,” commented Howard Jones, director of distributed brands at Source. “We see the appointment of a Northern Sales Manager as a key driver of our expansion strategy, and Richard’s experience makes him the ideal candidate. His appointment will enable us to offer our regional customers a more comprehensive level of service, and we believe we now have one of strongest and most professional sales operations in pro audio.”Article continues below
Powell has many years of sales experience in a broad range of markets including recording, broadcast, install and MI. After a thorough grounding in retail sales - managing Sound Control's Leeds branch - Powell has spent the last four years covering the North of England, Scotland and Ireland for Tascam UK, first as Northern area sales manager, and latterly as national sales manager.
“I’m very excited to be taking on this brand-new role for a company that has steadily increased its portfolio of quality audio products,” explained Powell. “I believe I have the necessary experience and enthusiasm to increase the profile and sales of the many great brands distributed by Source.”