D’Addario Europe continues direct expansion In France, Belgium & Luxembourg
D’Addario Europe has announced that starting on June 4th 2018, Stéphane Donikian will join D’Addario Europe’s management team with general management responsibility for the France sales & marketing office. Stéphane joins D’Addario from Bellecour Musiques, Lyon where he served as General Manager. Prior to Bellecour, Stéphane created his own company, Nevak, specialising in the distribution and customization of music instrument accessories. He has over 19 years’ experience in the musical instruments industry.
Joining Stéphane as National Sales Manager is David Pebarthe. David’s industry experience includes nine years as District Sales Manager for Fender, time at EMD, as well as sales experience from the drinks industry including Orangina-Schweppes.
‘I am excited to welcome Stéphane and David to our rapidly expanding D’Addario Europe team. The experience, skills and industry knowledge they both bring will be very valuable to us and our new customers,’ says D’Addario Europe MD, Simon Turnbull.
Stéphane will be responsible for managing the France team based in Lyon. The Lyon office will provide sales, marketing and customer service support to D’Addario customers in France, Luxembourg and French-speaking Belgium. For clarity, the Germany office, located in Frankfurt and headed by Oliver Schuetz covers Germany, Austria, The Netherlands and Flemish-speaking Belgium, while Tom Bacon heads the UK office with responsibility for the UK and Republic of Ireland.
D’Addario Europe’s France office will commence sales & marketing activity in support of all its brands from Monday, June 18th. Recruitment of the sales & marketing team based in the Lyon office is ongoing, and interested candidates can check the vacancies available at daddario.com/jobs
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