Genelec has announced two new key hires bolstering the company’s U.S. sales force: John Whitcore has been named Territory Manager, and Steffenee Copley has been added as Western Region – Sales. The announcement was made by Will Eggleston, Genelec Marketing Manager, and further underscores Genelec’s national presence while reflecting the company’s ongoing commitment to providing both professional and music markets with high-quality, up-to-date monitoring solutions. Both John and Steffenee will report to Lisa Kaufmann, Genelec Managing Director, and work closely with Paul Stewart, Genelec Eastern Territory Sales Manager, on new and ongoing sales initiatives.
John is a highly accomplished, reputable, and results-driven sales leader with 20+ years of industry experience. In his most recent role, he managed US/Canadian east coast pro audio sales for Avid Technology, where he maintained a successful track record of exceeding sales quotas, retaining quality clients and enhancing team productivity, leading to a significant increase in customer satisfaction, repeat business and company profitability. He specialises in generating new business and developing relationships with his unique ability to immediately establish customer and team rapport, trust and loyalty. He is driven by his passion for music, great sound and technology.
Steffenee comes from a musical background, with early exposure to piano, violin, guitar and banjo. She graduated from the University of Tennessee Knoxville with a B.S. in Communications, Advertising and Spanish. She began her career in the audio equipment industry in 2003 working for a start-up distribution company who first launched the German headphone line Ultrasone to the U.S. market, Canada and Central and South America. Since then, she has worked for Liberman Broadcasting, representing KRCA Estrella TV/KBUE/KHJ/KWIZ/KRQB Spanish-language TV and radio stations, Fingerprint Audio (U.S. and Canadian distributor of sE Electronics and sE/Rupert Neve Signature Series microphones) and Ultimate Support Systems, assuming the positions of Account Executive, Director of Sales & Marketing, West Coast Regional Sales Manager, and International Sales Manager. Steffenee has spent the last few years as owner of the sales representation and marketing firm Step 2 Business Services, representing several brands to corporate and independent retailers within the U.S. and Latin America.
Commenting on these appointments, Will: “John and Steffenee have rich histories and unique skill sets. With years of experience in sales and customer relations, they have the opportunity to benefit both Genelec dealers and reps alike. We look forward to working alongside them and continuing to increase our national presence in all the markets that we serve.”