Sony held its 6th annual Rep Firm Sales Conference at CEDIA 2019. Each year, Sony recognizes reps at CEDIA in a range of categories, including Rep of the Year, Most Improved Territory and Best Field Salesperson, among others.
This year, High-Tech Network was recognized as Sony’s Rep Firm of the Year for a fourth consecutive year. Media Delivery Strategies received Sony’s Most Improved Territory award. Sony also recognized individual contributions by naming Dave Robinette as Best Field Salesperson – East, Jered Nagle as Best Field Salesperson – Central and John Bolin as Best Field Salesperson – West.
“Sony is proud to retain the very best manufacturer’s representatives in the A/V industry,” says Frank Sterns, Sony’s vice president for AV Specialty and Custom Integration. “It’s hard to pick a single winner amongst all the excellent performers, but this year’s winners were truly exceptional and deserved the recognition they received.”
Sony Announces Personnel Changes
In addition to its rep awards, Sony has also announced two personnel changes within its AV Specialty and Custom Integration sales group, effective September 1, 2019:
- After a 26-year career at Sony, Gary Frankel has retired as Western regional sales manager. Josh Sy has been promoted to take on his role.
- Tom Hall was also promoted from within to take on Sy’s prior role as sales & marketing operations manager.
Please see below for Sy and Hall’s bios.
Josh Sy, Western Regional Sales Manager, Sony Electronics
Sy joined Sony Electronics in 2010 as part of Sony’s rotational program. For the past six years, Sy has served as the sales & marketing operations manager for Sony’s AV Specialty and Custom Integration sales channel, overseeing sales management infrastructure, dealer and buying group sales programs and channel marketing activities.
Tom Hall, Sales and Marketing Operations Manager, Sony Electronics
With 12 years of experience at Sony, Hall brings a wealth of experience to the team from the service, product planning and finance groups. Prior to Sony, he worked at companies ranging from Silicon Valley startups to contract manufacturers to financial service groups.