FARMINGDALE, NYU.S. Pro Audio distributor, Group One Ltd. has reached an agreement with UK-based digital console manufacturer DiGiCo to distribute its products within the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
Looking back, the Group One decision seems so obvious but finding the right man with the drive, passion and motivation for an expanding brand in a growing market was not an easy find, says DiGiCo managing director, James Gordon. From the very first meeting it seemed clear Jack [Kelly] possessed the drive and the experience to make this work. After the second meeting, there was no doubting his passion for the industry and the potential for DiGiCo. From that point, it was just a question of timing. Starting at the beginning of 2008 represents a perfect sync point for the DiGiCo team to combine with Group One to carry us into the New Year. Avoiding the usual clich adjectives, I am confident this is going to really work.
Ive known Jack since 1980, adds David Webster, marketing director. I was working at Klark Teknik as a test engineer and he became part of the organization, handling their U.S. distribution. Even at that point, I noticed how many more boxes started going out of the door as soon as he became involved. It meant I had to work harder, but the rewards were certainly worth it.
"Working with James and Dave over the last few months, sums Group One president, Jack Kelly, I was committed to putting this agreement together the right wayfor the long term and for the benefit of all of DiGiCo's current and future customers. I feel we have achieved that and I'm incredibly positive about our relationship and our prospects for continuing to build the DiGiCo brand in the United States."