continues to strengthen its presence in the US marketplace thanks, in part, to the recent appointment of Clayton Blick as national sales manager, according to Kim Templeman-Holmes, Harman Pro North America (HPNA) general manager and vice president.

Based just outside of New York City, Blick is now overseeing all aspects of Studer’s domestic sales efforts on a daily operations basis, and HPNA is actively recruiting further members for the Studer USA sales team. Blick will initially focus his main sales activities on the eastern half of the country, with a western region sales manager to be appointed shortly.

Blick comes to Studer from Sony Electronics, Inc., where he spent 17 years in various sales and marketing capacities including, most notably, a seven-year stint as national sales manager for the company’s professional audio products group. Prior to that, he served as a pro audio systems sales consultant for RCI of Silver Spring, MD, and as a self-employed audio engineer and consultant.

"With over 30 years of experience in the pro audio business, Clayton is a tremendous boon to Studer," says Templeman-Holmes. "He is intimately familiar with both the high-end recording and broadcast console markets and has an extremely broad knowledge base having been everything from a mix engineer to systems integrator to sales manager. In short, he’s an ideal national sales manager for Studer USA and we look forward to his contributions and leadership." "I have long admired Studer’s reputation for quality craftsmanship and am very proud to be working with the brand and Harman,” Blick says. "With new NAB products like the Vista 8 and OnAir 3000 in its lineup, Studer continues to reconfirm and expand its commitment to both the television and radio broadcast markets. And with Harman Pro North America managing the US distribution channel, I believe that the company is truly poised to enjoy the same widespread success in this country that is does nearly everywhere else around the globe."