Riedel Communications is expanding its Americas sales team by appointing Todd Gardner as channel manager, North America, and James Skupien and Ben Gabrielson as regional sales managers. Gardner brings with him years of channel management experience as he takes the helm from Dave Caulwell, who has grown the channel in North America for Years. Caulwell will be moving up to regional sales director, East.
“We are fortunate to have someone as experienced as Todd taking the reins of the channel program so that I may confidently move on to manage the eastern region sales team,” stated Caulwell, “Our Riedel RED program is growing, and I am certain that Todd will continue to build momentum around our vigorous program. He has a tremendous track record, and I am thrilled to have him on our team.”
Prior to joining Riedel, Gardner worked for more than 20 years at Grass Valley, where he held various roles including account manager, channel manager, and finally director of channel sales. He managed internal teams covering proposals, customer service, and fulfillment for high-profile customers and partners. During this time, he received several awards for his sales efforts.
As Caulwell takes on the responsibility of managing the team of eastern regional sales managers, the western region picked up two new territory managers. Skupien, based in Chicago, will serve as regional sales manager, North Central, and Gabrielson, based in Arizona, will serve as regional sales manager, South Central.
Skupien is a well-known sales manager with a solid breadth of knowledge, having worked at many companies in the industry including BTS, Dell, Grass Valley, AWS Elemental, AVI, Bitcentral, and, most recently, Vizrt.
Gabrielson hails from the internet and streaming side of the business, having worked at Stretch Internet and LiveU as director of business development and sales manager for sports, respectively. Prior to joining Riedel, he worked at Evertz, where he was a sales manager for sports on the West Coast.
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