Audinate, creators of the digital media networking solution Dante, has announced that John Rechsteiner has joined the company as Vice President of Global Sales and Support. Rechsteiner brings over two decades of sales, marketing, and customer support experience in the pro audio, broadcast, and post production industries. John most recently served as Vice President of Sales, Asia Pacific for Avid based in Tokyo, Japan.
The company says Rechsteiner will lead the worldwide sales and customer support teams as Audinate scales these teams in response to the growing number of manufacturers who have adopted Dante. Earlier in his career, Rechsteiner led the expansion of DigiDesign (now Avid) in the Asia Pacific region.
“We’re excited to have John join our team as we expand rapidly throughout the world. John is the right person to further build, develop and inspire our talented sales and support team,” says Lee Ellison, CEO of Audinate. “John brings a wealth of experience and we look forward to adding such a high-caliber sales leader to manage this period of rapid growth.”
“Audinate’s growing list of OEM partners signals the broad acceptance of Dante in the marketplace and customers’ desire for networked audio in commercial, live and broadcast applications,” adds Rechsteiner. “I am excited to play a role in the transition of the AV industry to a networked world.”
In order to support the proliferation of Dante networking, Audinate also announced the expansion of its technical solutions team to further expand its educational and awareness programs. Bernie Farkus has joined Audinate as Senior Technical Sales Engineer for North America and Kieran Walsh has moved into a new role as Regional Manager of Global Support Services for EMEA. These positions will help facilitate the wide adoption of Dante by developing education and training programs to support Audinate’s OEM distribution channels, AV design consultants and systems integrators.
For more information, go to www.audinate.com.