MONTREAL —AVL Media Group, the North American distributor of Lab Gruppen, Klark Teknik, Turbosound, Midas, Tannoy, Zero-Ohm Systems and Spotlight, has appointed Kurt Metzler to the position of Director of U.S. Sales. In his new role, Metzler will be responsible for all aspects of sales efforts in the United States.
Metzler joins AVL with a wealth of experience, having spent the past eight years with Powersoft, an Italian pro-audio manufacturer specializing in high-end products for the install and live sound markets. Prior to that, he held senior sales positions at EAW, Meyer Sound and Loud Technologies.
Metzler stated, “I’m excited to have the opportunity to work with AVL Media Group in a capacity that is very comfortable and familiar to me. Moreover, I’m thrilled and honoured to be working with such iconic brands that for decades have played such major roles in their respective parts of the professional audio and lighting markets.”
Andrew Hope, Managing Director of AVL, made the announcement from the company’s Montreal headquarters. “Having Kurt join AVL is such a positive move for us and we could not be happier. His experience in managing sales teams within the pro audio community is vast and a critical link for us. Kurt will be a valued part of the AVL team.”
Founded in 1996 by Stephen Kosters, AVL Media Group is a distributor of professional audio, video and lighting products in North America. AVL offers sales, marketing and support expertise for brands seeking to conduct business in the U.S. and Canada. The company specializes in B2B project-based installations servicing tour sound companies, installers, contractors, integrators and system designers.