Miami, FL – February 2014…D.A.S. Audio of America, the US subsidiary of Valencia, Spain-based D.A.S. Audio, is pleased to announce the addition of three new personnel appointments with the recent hiring of Robert Almodovar, Javier Cabal, and Darrin Young. Following the expansion into new corporate headquarters, these three new appointments bring added sales and support capabilities to the US operation. All three new appointments are based in the Miami office.
Robert Almodovar is D.A.S. Audio of America’s new Applications Engineer. Hired in January, Almodovar is a graduate of Full Sail and Interamerican Universities where he studied music performance, electronic music, recording, and post production. He has served as a recording engineer and was nominated for a Latin Grammy® Award for his work on the Shakira and Beyonce remix of Bello Embustero. He has also worked as a FOH engineer for numerous high profile festivals. In his new position with D.A.S. Audio, he will be responsible for on-site and remote systems configuration, along with technical support and training for applications such as EASE and SMAART.
“I’m pleased to be joining D.A.S.,” says Almodovar. “D.A.S. Audio is recognized the world over as a leading company in loudspeakers for sound reinforcement and I feel this is a terrific opportunity to use my skills while furthering D.A.S. Audio’s position in the marketplace.”
Having started with D.A.S. in October 2013, Javier Cabal was brought on to oversee the company’s involvement in the MI / Retail sales sector. With the title of Sales Manager for MI Accounts, his background includes pro audio sales positions with Sam Ash Music, MARS Music, and Space Music. He also worked as a sales trainer and equipment rental agent. Additionally, Cabal served as a Regional Manager for Meyer Marketing of West Palm Beach, FL, where he was responsible for numerous sales and training initiatives.
“D.A.S. Audio has a well-deserved reputation in the live sound sector for producing exceptional products,” says Cabal. “I’m really pleased to be on board with the company and enjoy putting my various sales related skills to use with such an esteemed organization.”
Darrin Young is D.A.S. Audio’s new Business Development Manager for MI / Retail. Hired in January, Young’s background includes positions with the Stanton Group as Market & Product Specialist / Product Manager as well as Manager of Sales and Training for the organization. In his new position with D.A.S. Audio, Young will endeavor to increase the company’s presence in the MI / Retail sector, where he will focus on large accounts and restructure the company’s sales and MAP policies.
“My new position with D.A.S. opens up a wide range of opportunities to further the company’s presence in the MI / Retail side of sales,” Young says. “I am really pleased to be working for a company with such a vaunted reputation in professional audio and look forward to a long and productive tenure with the organization.”
Jaime Villegas, General Manager of D.A.S. Audio of America, is equally enthusiastic about the three new members of the company. “D.A.S. has been very fortunate to experience substantial growth throughout the Americas and all of us—here and at the home office in Valencia—welcome Robert, Javier, and Darrin. I’m confident these gentlemen will be a valuable addition to the company and will help us better service the MI market and provide improved applications support to new and existing customers.”
About D.A.S. Audio
Celebrating 40 years of innovation, Valencia, Spain-based D.A.S. Audio is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of loudspeaker systems, power amplification, signal processing, and related components. D.A.S. Audio products are found on tour with the world’s greatest performing artists and installed in many of the most prestigious facilities. For additional information about D.A.S. Audio, visit the company online at www.dasaudio.com.
Photo info: (from left to right): Robert Almodovar, Darrin Young, and Javier Cabal.