Meyer Sound has appointed Chris D’bais to the newly created position of business development, Oceania and Southeast Asia.
D’bais will be based in Brisbane, Australia, serving as a direct factory representative for Meyer Sound across Oceania (Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands) mainland and maritime Southeast Asia, as well as in Taiwan and Hong Kong.
He will represent the company by building direct relationships with architects, consultants, sound designers, AV integrators and end-users across the full range of professional and commercial sound applications.
“In creating this position, we are putting a ‘boots-on-the-ground’ factory representative in this critical region,” said John Monitto, director of business development for Meyer Sound. “And we couldn’t have found a better person to fill the boots than Chris D’bais. He comes fully prepared with an in-depth knowledge of the technologies, the Meyer Sound product line, the markets and the key players in the region. From day one, he is ready to work with customers to develop comprehensive solutions across the full range of audio applications, no matter how large or challenging the project.”
D’BAIS brings over 16 years of experience in audio production and technical management to the role.
“I’m humbled and excited at this new opportunity,” said D’bais. “I’ve always admired Meyer Sound as an extraordinary, solutions-based company. The people here know how to listen to customers, to understand all the issues, and then to forge comprehensive solutions that are often well beyond the capacity of other loudspeaker makers. It’s not about pushing boxes out the door; it’s about doing the best for every customer and constantly pushing the envelope of audio technology.
“The installation market offers tremendous promise for the expanding line of IntelligentDC products,” he says. “Customers in this region are looking for higher quality sound in all public spaces – from restaurants and art galleries to showrooms and cinemas. I also expect to see many more Constellation [active acoustics] installations, not just in performance halls but also in educational, corporate and hospitality projects. I’ll be working to bring more of the LEO Family large format systems into the touring market, where there is also great potential in the region.”
Last week, Meyer Sound appointed Audio Brands Australia as its new distributor for Australia and New Zealand, as it continues to expand its presence in the region.