DPA Microphones has announced a trio of promotions. Christopher Spahr has been promoted to VP of Sales and Marketing, James Capparelle to Marketing Manager and Gabriel Antonini to Business Development Manager.
“We are delighted to announce these three well-deserved promotions,” said Niels Jørgen Øhrgaard, EVP of Sales at DPA Microphones. “DPA has enjoyed tremendous growth and success over the past few years and it is no coincidence that Christopher, James and Gabriel have all been a part of it. Their pride and passion in our products are the driving force behind everything DPA does. We look forward to their continued contributions and hard work as DPA continues to build upon its reputation as the industry’s best.”
As VP of Sales and Marketing, USA, Christopher’s new role will include managing the dealer network in the East and increasing overall sales. Spahr will also be responsible for overseeing sales across the US and coordinating the Eastern, Western and Southern regions in terms of sales growth, promotional activities and dealer outreach. Additional responsibilities include supervising DPA’s two new business development managers in the field and a new sales coordinator based out of Longmont, Colorado.
James’ background in pro audio makes him a valuable tool in assisting the company’s product specialists which also plays a role in developing the team’s marketing strategies. He will also act as a rep and liaison to US-based DPA users, and will continue to expand DPA’s press and public presence. James is approaching his three-year anniversary with DPA.
Gabriel will be responsible for technical sales support for DPA microphone technology and its applications for the professional music, broadcast, theatre and audiovisual markets. He will be in charge of implementing DPA’s technology into existing and emerging sound markets, such as 3D immersive sound environments, conference rooms, film location shoots and high-quality recording environments. Gabriel will also head development of new partnerships with potential clients by demonstrating comparison product reviews and will work with potential clients on budget strategies and application performance.
A new addition to the team is Eric Stahlhammer, business development/national sales support. Stahlhammer will be in charge of support for the sales team with dealer trainings, assisting at trade shows, finding new dealer opportunities and coordinating the information with the regional sales manager, as well as assisting Antonini with higher level training, events and presentations. In conjunction with these responsibilities, Stahlhammer will also be involved with technical product support, including on-site, “We are happy to welcome Stahlhammer to the team as well,” added Niels. “DPA prides itself on its staff’s dedication to making the company shine, and we have no doubt that Stahlhammer will get the job done.”