Allen & Heath USA is proud to announce that Tom Der has been appointed to fill the Director of Market Development role. Along with market development activities, the Director of Market Development directs Allen & Heath USA product segment managers and provides guidance for company-wide product training programs, on-site training, and commissioning. Tom is a graduate of Memphis State University (Commercial Music with Emphasis in Recording Engineering) and in his formative years worked in Nashville as an assistant engineer on many major label records including REM’s ‘Document’ and Lyle Lovett’s first album. During this time he was also active in Nashville’s burgeoning underground rock scene as a recording and FOH engineer.
Since then, he has worked for mixing console manufacturers serving as Global Sales Director for the Neotek Corporation, and for the past 27 years as National Sales and Brand Manager for Soundcraft USA where he was involved in all aspects of the company’s business.
“Many of us have known Tom for years and he is a consummate professional with amazing industry connections, deep product and market knowledge, and a great track record of developing compelling professional audio products,” says American Music & Sound Vice President, Pro Audio Division, Rob Impala. “We know Tom will be a key part of our continued growth with the Allen & Heath brand and welcome him to the team.”
“I’m super stoked to be part of Allen and Heath’s future,” notes Der. “It’s a great brand that has been hitting on all cylinders yet still has a ton of room for growth. They share my passion for great mixing consoles and it’s an honor to join the brand and the US team. I look forward to helping increase the brand’s footprint in the states and being involved in the development of even more amazing A&H products in the future!”