Margie Kirby, former marketing director at pro audio specialist Renkus Heinz, has teamed up with husband Rik Kirby at US distributor Allied Professional Technologies in a senior marketing role.
Boasting more than 28 years of industry experience, Kirby will be responsible for ramping up the company’s marketing activities.
“At Allied Professional Technologies we provide a flexible approach to US distribution which we feel reflects the way the industry and supply chain have changed over the last 10 years or so,” commented Rik Kirby. “For Linea Research we operate as a full-service distributor while for Luminex we work as an extension of their existing North American operation. Now with Margie joining us we’ll be able to offer our partners increased marketing services both in the USA and in support of their global businesses.”
“I’m excited to ring in the new year with this next chapter in my career,” added Margie Kirby, “working with longtime industry friends and colleagues, and of course making new partnerships along the way. Catch up with us at NAMM where we’re exhibiting with both Linea Research and Luminex in the new pro-audio hall on booth #18105.”
Based in Orange County, California, Allied ProTech is the US distributor and marketing partner for UK amplifier and DSP specialists Linea Research, and provides sales and rep management services to Belgium’s AV network switch manufacturers Luminex Network Intelligence.