Professional Sound - October 2017 - Page 15

d&b audiotechnik Announces Management Changes for the Americas Colin Beveridge, CEO of d&b Corporation since its in- ception in the mid 1990s, has transferred his respon- sibilities for d&b audiotechnik in the Americas to the next generation as part of a planned retirement. Following the transition, Beveridge will remain onboard as senior strategic advisor for the management team in the Americas and company headquarters in Backnang, Germany. William Cornell has succeeded as territory man- ager for the Americas and president and CEO of d&b audiotechnik U.S. Group. “I will support William in a direct role until February 2018 to ensure a smooth transition,” says Beveridge. “Like our audio systems, the essential (L-R) D&B’S WILLIAM CORNELL, COLIN BEVERIDGE & JAN SCHEFFELS character and performance of d&b will remain consistent. But it will be rejuvenated by the energy I know William will bring to his new role. What is important now is to concentrate on ensuring a smooth transition, then to focus on the future endeavors of d&b in my new role.” Cornell, who has been with d&b for 13 years, was previously responsible for sales and technical services in the U.S. In his new role, he will report to chief sales officer Stephan Greiner, based in Germany. Also, Jan Scheffels has moved into the newly-created post of chief operating officer of d&b audiotechnik in the Americas. As COO, Schef- fels takes responsibility for customer service, finance/controlling, human resources, IT, legal, and buildings. He will be based in Asheville, NC, reporting to Cornell. For more information, contact d&b audiotechnik Canada: 418-843-2410,, PROFESSIONAL SOUND 15