YAMAHA COMMERCIAL AUDIO NAMES TWO NEXO MANUFACTURER'S REPS

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BUENA PARK, Calif.⎯As part of a planned expansion, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. (YCAS) has added two additional manufacturer rep firms to spearhead sales of NEXO speaker products within North America.

ycas-marc-lopez_rob-joseph_ycas-paul-furtkamp.jpgR. Joseph Group, located in Columbus, Ohio, will be handling NEXO sales efforts in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia and Western Pennsylvania. “The speaker industry is in desperate need of a new leader,” states Rob Joseph, President of R. Joseph Group. “We firmly believe that NEXO is well positioned to assume this role with an unbeatable combination of high quality products, corporate stability, and dealer programs that directly address the challenges that most sound companies and systems integrators face today.”

Highway Marketing, based in Dallas, Texas, will be responsible for NEXO product sales in the states of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana. “Highway Marketing is proud to represent a quality speaker line like NEXO,” states Scott Baker, President. “NEXO speaker products will integrate well into our product mix, and both Steve Simmons (Vice President) and I look forward to a long-term relationship with Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems.”l-to-r-scott-baker-highway-mktg-paul-furtkamp-ycas-and-steve-simmons-highway-mktg-pic.JPG

As NEXO celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, it completes its first full year of transition in becoming a wholly-owned subsidiary of Yamaha Corporation Japan, a partnership that provides customers with complete sound system solutions by utilizing products from both lines.

“We have seen enormous growth and interest in NEXO products in both the U.S. and Canada through the continued support of our loyal dealers and end-users, and the efforts of our NEXO sales and marketing team,” states Paul Furtkamp, National Sales Manager. “We are looking forward to Highway Marketing and R. Joseph Group joining the NEXO team and are confident they will be successful in continuing the growth and momentum with the NEXO brand.”

For more information, visit www.yamahaca.com.

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Photo #1 ID: L to R: Marc Lopez, YCAS marketing manager; Rob Joseph; Paul Furtkamp, YCAS National Sales Manager

Photo #2 ID: L to R Scott Baker, President, Highway Marketing; YCAS' Furtkamp; Steve Simmons, VP, Highway Marketing

About Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc.:

Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. (YCAS) provides a full line of integrated professional audio products offering complete systems solutions for the broadcast, sound reinforcement/installed sound, touring, commercial recording, and post production markets. With the recent purchase of NEXO loudspeakers by Yamaha Corporation Japan, the company remains the official U.S. and Canadian distributor for all NEXO models. YCAS offers comprehensive in-house and field product training for its customers, a dedicated dealer network, and 24/7 technical support.

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