Meyer Sound Bolsters Staff with Hires that Include Blake Vackar

Meyer Sound has announced the filling of several positions spanning education and training, sales management, and technical services, with new hires, including custom installation market veteran Blake Vackar. These new hires span the globe with offices in the U.S., the Middle East, and China.

In her new position as Training and Education Program Manager for Meyer Sound, Robyn Bykofsky will oversee the company’s global training and education programs, including online platforms as well as in-person, hands-on training sessions. Bykofsky has strong credentials in both education and media technology, including positions at the UC Theatre Taube Music Hall in Berkeley, Youth UpRising in Oakland, and the Ninth Street Independent Film Center/TILT in San Francisco. She holds a master’s degree in education with a focus in technology from Harvard University and is based at the Berkeley headquarters.

As Technical Services Specialist, Middle East and Africa, Sana Romanos will offer a range of support services throughout the region, including customer tech support and coordinating design services as well as facilitating demos and education programs. She holds a B.S. degree in physics from American University of Beirut and a master’s degree in audio engineering from Université Blaise Pascal. Her industry experience includes technical management and front of house/monitor mixing positions with international touring artists and major music festivals, notably the Roskilde Festival in Denmark. She is based in Beirut, Lebanon.

As the new Sales Manager, Middle East and Africa, Andrea Granata will take on primary responsibility for supporting and building Meyer Sound’s dealer and distributor network in the region. He brings to his new position extensive experience in both the technical and marketing sides of the industry, including regional market development for Shure and work as an installation and touring audio technician. He is based in Dubai, UAE.

In his new role as Technical Sales Support Specialist, a returning Theodore Huang works closely with Meyer Sound’s distributor in China and resellers throughout the Asia Pacific in presentations as well as design and commissioning of systems. Previously, Huang had served with Meyer Sound in business development and technical support positions, in the interim holding key technical positions with Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group and Universal Beijing Resort. He is based in Shanghai, China. 

With the appointment of Blake Vackar as Residential Sales Manager, Meyer Sound will leverage its recent growth surge in the high-value home cinema market. Vackar brings to his new post more than 25 years of sales leadership in residential systems at both the dealer/integrator and manufacturer levels, most recently with Screen Innovations.

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