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Eminence Speaker Names Damon Waller as New International Sales Manager

Eminence Speaker, the Kentucky-based manufacturer of loudspeakers and high-frequency devices since 1966, has announced the promotion of industry veteran Damon Waller to the role of international sales manager.

“I have had the pleasure of knowing Damon Waller for over 20 years as a friend, a customer and a colleague,” says Chris Rose, president of Eminence. “Damon has a long track record of experience with Eminence as our European Sales Manager and now Eminence is pleased to introduce Damon as our International Sales Manager. Damon is well versed in MI, professional audio, international business, and we are certain our international customers will appreciate his knowledge and service.”

Before being named Eminence’s European sales manager in 2017, Waller accumulated a wealth of industry knowledge and expertise from his past roles, including serving as international sales manager for Trace Elliot and as managing director for Orange Amplification. In 2006, Waller oversaw the launch of the Orange Tiny Terror. This amp changed the face of the electric guitar amplification and was voted “the most important Guitar product of the past 30 years” in 2014 by Music Radar. His background in international sales, positioning, brand marketing, sourcing and product conception make him the ideal choice to lead the Eminence brand forward around the globe.

“I have been working with Damon for many years,” adds Danny Meadows, Eminence sales manager, about Waller’s experience and history with Eminence. “I was Damon’s sales contact when he was working for one of the world’s top brands of amplifiers. For the last few years, I have been working beside him as an Eminence Speaker colleague. Damon will achieve success as the Eminence International Sales Manager because he has the drive and determination needed for growth and success in today’s international market.”

Concerning the transition to his new position at Eminence, Waller says, “During the past quarter of a century, my career has revolved around international business, specifically in the MI and Pro Audio worlds. In this position, it is important to understand each market’s unique circumstance, including social, cultural, political and economic factors. However, most importantly, it is about building relationships—people buy from people. I am both proud and excited to be working with this exceptional Eminence team and envision building upon their legacy and taking a substantial global business to the next level.”

Waller can be reached for comment at damon.waller@eminence.com.

Eminence Speaker, LLC has specialized in the custom manufacturing of loudspeakers for global professional audio and musical instrument brands since 1966. The company also offers its own Eminence brand of upgrade and replacement loudspeakers for guitar, bass, car audio, home and commercial installations as well as pro audio through distribution networks in over 90 countries worldwide. Eminence Speaker, LLC is privately held and based in Eminence, Kentucky, USA with manufacturing operations in Eminence, KY and Dongguan, China.

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Michael Raine is the Senior Editor at Canadian Musician, Canadian Music Trade, Professional Sound, and Professional Lighting & Production magazines. He also co-hosts the Canadian Musician Podcast.
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