Underscoring its commitment to provide professional audio dealers and integrators in the Pacific Northwest and Hawaii with the most comprehensive service and support programs, Harman Professional today announced the appointment of Plus Four Marketing to serve as its manufacturer's representative in Oregon, Washington, Montana, Alaska and Idaho and also announced the appointment of Sunnyland Marketing, Inc. as its manufacturer's representative in Hawaii. Plus Four Marketing has been associated with Harman Professional since 1986, when it was appointed to serve JBL Professional and Soundcraft for Northern California and Northern Nevada. According to Scott Robbins, Harman Professional, Vice President of Sales, the appointments, effective immediately, will provide dealers in these regions exceptional service and technical support through these world class representative companies.
“Sunnyland Marketing Inc. and Plus Four Marketing are two excellent representative firms that share a proven track record of dealer care, deep technical expertise and unmatched commercial integrity and experience,” Robbins said today. “I am confident that our customers in Hawaii and the Pacific Northwest will benefit from these appointments and I look forward to working with these companies to ensure that we're listening closely to our dealers in these territories and putting products and programs in place to enable their success.”
Plus Four Marketing is an award-winning representative firm known for providing dealers and integrators in Northern California and Northern Nevada with comprehensive technical and design support coupled with thorough product knowledge and responsive and efficient administrative services. Led by Jim Mathews, Principal, the Plus Four Marketing team includes Keith Erickson, Sales; Sean Barnett, Sales; Suzy Sheets, Office Manager and Allison Mathews, Business Management and Accounting. The company is headquartered in San Francisco and has recently appointed Pacific Northwest representative veterans Todd Finney (Portland, OR.) and Steve Malone (Seattle, WA) to help lead their efforts in this region.
Sunnyland Marketing enjoys a similarly strong culture of dealer care, technical expertise and product and project experience. Sunnyland was founded in 1985 and has successfully represented a host of respected professional audio and video brands and won numerous awards. Headquartered in Honolulu, the company is led by principal, Alan Gaylor.
“Harman Professional is a market-driven company that builds innovative products that customers want,” Gaylor said today. “Harman clearly understands the unique challenges of the Hawaiian market and is committed to improved support for our dealers. I am very pleased that Sunnyland Marketing will support that process and that we represent such a dynamic and respected group of brands.”
Commenting on the expansion of his company's reach into the Pacific Northwest, Jim Mathews noted, “The key to our success in Northern California and Northern Nevada has been that we take nothing for granted: Each day we work hard for our manufacturers and our dealers to provide them with product sales and services and also the exchange of information and ideas to ensure the communication between manufacturer and dealer is mutually responsive and productive.”
Harman International Industries, Incorporated (www.harman.com), designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment products for the automotive, consumer and professional markets. Harman International maintains a strong presence in the Americas, Europe and Asia, and employs more than 11,000 people worldwide. The Harman International family of brands includes AKG®, Audioaccess®, Becker®, BSS®, Crown®, dbx®, DigiTech®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson®, Revel®, QNX®, Soundcraft® and Studer®. Harman International's stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “NYSE: HAR.”