Gardiner, ME – February 17, 2016 – Today NEAR, a division of Bogen Communications, Inc. (“NEAR”), a high performance outdoor speaker manufacturer, announced the appointment of The BIG Corp. (Baker International Group), as sales representatives for all countries outside of North America.
BIG was founded by Pete Baker, a dynamic global sales professional with over 25 years of experience successfully maximizing product sales and driving revenue growth in the custom electronics industry. Mr. Baker began his career as an integrator, accumulating vast experience in frontend system design and sales, back-end operational management, in-field installation as a licensed Power Limited Technician, programming and project management.
“Pete Baker is an effective and respected brand representative around the globe,” said NEAR Division General Manager William Kieltyka. “His experiences at every level of the CE business, from integrator to sales rep to manufacturer makes him a fantastic resource to the brands he represents, and more importantly, to the distributors, retailers and integrators he serves. Pete’s brand representation skills will be immensely helpful in communicating NEAR’s premium quality message around the world.”
“NEAR offers rugged, durable, high-fidelity products anywhere an outdoor audio solution is needed,” said Baker. “A leader in outdoor loudspeaker engineering and design, NEAR brings more than 25 years of expertise to these innovative and versatile products. This leadership will play a vital role in successfully extending NEAR’s sales reach to the custom installation market worldwide.”
BIG is a full-service sales and marketing representative and consulting firm dedicated to providing unmatched brand development and global expansion support to our customers in the consumer electronics industry. The company’s goal is simple: deliver exceptional value by exceeding our clients’ expectations in every regard. BIG was founded by Pete Baker, a dynamic global sales and marketing professional with over 25 years of experience successfully maximizing product sales and driving revenue growth in the custom electronics industry. More information is available at www.thebigcorp.com.
Founded in 1988 and acquired by Bogen Communications, Inc. in 1997, NEAR continues under the creative and business leadership of founder and division general manager Bill Kieltyka. Bill’s passion for advancing high-quality music reproduction and its reputation as the leader in the creation of speakers for use under the most extreme conditions are foundational to the NEAR mission. NEAR creates and markets audiophile grade speakers for year round use, under extreme conditions, at all latitudes of our planet. NEAR is headquartered at 8 ABJ Drive, Gardiner, ME 04345 and is a division of Bogen Communications, Inc. with corporate offices at 1200 MacArthur Blvd., Mahwah, NJ 07430. For more information please visit NEAR online.