Rycote appoints Gerry Forde as Chief Commercial Officer

Sep 19, 2016

Rycote appoints Gerry Forde as Chief Commercial Officer

Stroud, Gloucestershire, UK, September 19, 2016:

Rycote, the award winning UK manufacturer of advanced microphone windshields and suspension systems, is delighted to announce the appointment of Gerry Forde as their Chief Commercial Officer.

Rycote operates a global distributor network and, building upon a strong platform of established sales and market share, is targeting further national and international growth opportunities.

Gerry joins existing Rycote Board members, Simon Davies (CEO), David Ransome (CFO), Odette Davies (COO) and Paul Whiting (Non Exec), having previously run his own Pro Audio & MI distribution business in Ireland, and more recently holding a series of senior positions at Sennheiser, including Sales & Marketing Director at Sennheiser UK and Business Strategist for the Global Pro Division.

Speaking of the new appointment, Simon Davies said “we are very pleased to welcome Gerry to the Rycote team, and his role will include taking overall responsibility for leading the Sales department and dynamically driving sales, in line with our ambitious growth strategy over the coming years. These are exciting times for us, and bringing Gerry in to this senior role reflects our long term growth ambitions. Gerry has extensive knowledge and experience in this industry, and his significant commercial expertise and leadership will enable us to deliver on our business ambitions”.

Newly appointed CCO Gerry said “I am delighted to join the Rycote management team at this exciting time of innovation, investment and expansion. Rycote is one of the industry’s most respected brands, associated with quality engineering and reliability. Rycote’s core competences are in Engineering Design and Production, it is my role to introduce a new commercial approach with the already successful team there in order to serve our customers better, build revenue in order to invest in still further innovation and help take Rycote to the next level of success”.

For more information about this announcement, please contact Richard Hall, Brand and Marketing Manager, richard@rycote.com. To learn more about Rycote, please visit their website here: www.rycote.com.

About Rycote

Renowned for its innovative, problem-solving designs for over 40 years, Rycote has become a synonym for microphone windshields the world over, playing a leading role in this industry. Forming an essential part of broadcast and recording technology at the critical point of audio capture, Rycote products are trusted by audio professionals to help them deliver great sound, time after time and in the most demanding of conditions.

Rycote windshields and microphone suspension systems are designed for capturing audio, whilst at the same time preventing wind and handling noise and preserving the microphone’s natural frequency response. Designed, developed and manufactured in-house, the company’s designs were honored with a Technical Achievement Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2000, and shortlisted for another in 2011. Rycote continues to apply its years of engineering knowledge to create the most complete line of specialized microphone accessories that exists today.

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