California-based speaker manufacturer Renkus-Heinz has appointed Rik Kirby as its national sales manager for the US and Canada. Kirby takes up his position immediately and will join the company’s team at NSCA 2002, Denver.

Kirby has been sales manager and European sales manager at BSS Audio in the UK for over five years, following a two-year career in live sound engineering, which included Steve Earle’s UK tour. In his new role he will be based at Renkus-Heinz, Inc.’s headquarters at Foothill Ranch, CA.

“I’m really looking forward to it,” says Kirby. “Renkus-Heinz undoubtedly has some of the most revolutionary technology in the audio business, and their reputation for offering unrivaled support and being easy to deal with was also a real attraction. It’s the type of sales role that I’m very comfortable with--selling people the best products for the job.”

Renkus-Heinz president Harro Heinz adds, “We have been looking for some time for the right person to fulfill this demanding position and with Rik’s determination and enthusiasm, we’ve found that person. It’s great to have him onboard.”