CYPRESS, CA – (June 18, 2007) – Christie announces the appointment of two industry experts to its growing Business Products sales team. With over 6 years of experience covering 15 states across Christie’s Mid-Atlantic and Northeast region, John Gargus is promoted to Senior Sales Manager. John’s leadership and customer-centric vision will continue to drive Christie’s record success in the fixed installation product portfolio. Expanding on this growth, Christie is pleased to welcome Joe Rivas as Northwest Sales Manager. Joe brings extensive experience in the Pro AV marketplace that will help to develop Christie’s diverse customer base and support for its broad product offerings.
Since joining Christie, John has achieved record success driving product lines to sales volumes that represent over 300% growth. His strong understanding of the needs of the dealer, end user, and consultant marketplace is instrumental in helping identify and drive key revenue sources. Awarded Christie Territory Sales Manager of the Year on two occasions, John continues to lead the sales growth of Christie’s broad product offerings.
Joe joins Christie from SANYO where he was responsible for 13 western states and Mexico. In his new role, he will help identify new avenues of growth, manage customer relationships and contribute to Christie’s continued expansion in the display market. Based out of San Francisco, California, Joe’s strategic focus will be on Alaska, Washington, Oregon and California.
“Christie strives to offer its customers the best value in the industry, through innovative projection solutions and wide-ranging industry knowledge,” remarked Tony Barton, director of sales, Business Products at Christie. “The appointment of John and Joe underscores Christie’s commitment to its customers and growth in the marketplace. In their new positions, they will play important roles in strengthening Christie’s leadership and contribute greatly to our highly motivated and successful sales team.”
Christie is a leader in visual solutions for world-class organizations, offering diverse applications for business, entertainment, and industry. A leading innovator in film projection since 1929 and a pioneer in digital projection systems since 1979, Christie has established a global reputation as a total service provider and the world's single source manufacturer of a variety of display technologies and solutions. Christie offers comprehensive solutions for cinema, large audience venues, control rooms, business presentations, training facilities, 3D and Virtual Reality, simulation and education as well as industrial and government environments. For more information, visit www.christiedigital.com