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Vaddio Appoints New Channel Manager

Vaddio, which makes robotic PTZ cameras and camera control systems, announced the appointment of Steve Johnson to channel manager for portions of the East and West Coast regions.

Johnson brings over 25 years experience in marketing and sales management in the audiovisual industry. In his new role as channel manager, Johnson will concentrate on Vaddio dealer/integrator development, communication and support within his assigned areas (Arizona, California, Nevada, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Northern New Jersey, Rhode Island and Vermont).

"I'm very excited to welcome Steve to the team," said Tom Mingo, vice president of sales for Vaddio, in a statement. "Steve's experience and success in not only sales, but also product development, marketing and support are essential to Vaddio's continued growth in the U.S. market."

Johnson comes from Panasonic where he held the role of district product manager for Panasonic Broadcast. While at Panasonic, Johnson increased the overall eight-state midwest territory, developed new direct and dealer accounts, held ongoing dealer trainings, and expanded sales by speaking at industry events. Prior to Panasonic, Johnson managed sales opportunities for Alpha Video, a digital video systems dealer, integrator, and provider of visual communications solutions based in Edina, Minn.

"I worked with the Vaddio sales, marketing, and development teams on the OEM supplier side at Panasonic Broadcast," said Johnson in a statement. "I was so impressed by the forward-thinking people at Vaddio it just seemed like a natural fit for me."

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