Carlsbad, Calif. –
Kenneth Johnsen, Western regional sales manager for Niles, part of the AVC
Group, has been appointed to the newly created position of international
immediately, Johnsen assumes responsibility for the development and implementation
of all distributor and dealer training programs and training teams for the Elan,
Niles, Xantech, Sunfire and Aton product lines outside of North America.
In this new
position he reports directly to Mark Terry, president of the AVC Group.
“In his 12-year
career at Niles, Ken has held a number of key positions in sales and product
training,” Terry said. “He is a natural educator who understands how to train
distributors and dealers to completely and accurately present the full
capabilities of our brands’ product lines. On top of this, he is a leader who
can identify and motivate a global team of product specialists who will take
our training courses deeper into every geographic region around the world.”
Niles in 1999 as a regional product specialist and was responsible for
coordinating, developing and conducting all Niles product and sales trainings
for internal staff and Niles sales representatives, as well as dealers and
end-users in both domestic and international markets. In 2003 he was promoted
to the position of training manager and was responsible for development and
execution of all of Niles, IntelliControl ICS and JobSite training
After a brief
stint as Eastern regional sales manager, Johnsen was appointed Niles product
manager in 2006.
Prior to his
career at Niles, Johnsen was with Audio Concepts of Long Beach and San Gabriel,
Calif., World of Sound and The Good Guys.