Meyer Sound has appointed Chris D’bais to the newly created position of Business Development, Oceania and Southeast Asia. D’bais will be based in Brisbane, Australia and will serve as a direct factory representative for Meyer Sound across Oceania (Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands) mainland and maritime Southeast Asia, as well as in Taiwan and Hong Kong.
In his new capacity, D’bais will represent Meyer Sound by building direct relationships with architects, consultants, sound designers, AV integrators and end-users across the full range of professional and commercial sound applications.
“In creating this position, we are putting a ‘boots-on-the-ground’ factory representative in this critical region,” says John Monitto, director of business development for Meyer Sound. “And we couldn’t have found a better person to fill the boots than Chris D’bais. He comes fully prepared with an in-depth knowledge of the technologies, the Meyer Sound product line, the markets and the key players in the region. From day one, he is ready to work with customers to develop comprehensive solutions across the full range of audio applications, no matter how large or challenging the project.”
Chris brings to his new position more than 16 years of experience in audio production and technical management, most recently as sales and business development manager for Meyer Sound’s former distributor for Australia. Prior to that post, D’bais served in technical and venue operations management positions at events, arts and cultural centres in Australia and the UK, including venue operations manager for the Arts Centre Gold Coast. His extensive training encompasses technical production, lighting and rigging, and also includes certification as a Meyer Sound SIM and CueStation operator.
“I’m humbled and excited at this new opportunity,” says D’bais. “I’ve always admired Meyer Sound as an extraordinary, solutions-based company. The people here know how to listen to customers, to understand all the issues, and then to forge comprehensive solutions that are often well beyond the capacity of other loudspeaker makers. It’s not about pushing boxes out the door; it’s about doing the best for every customer and constantly pushing the envelope of audio technology.”
D’bais plans to contribute to what he sees as a time of significant growth potential for Meyer Sound across the region. “The installation market offers tremendous promise for the expanding line of IntelligentDC™ products,” he says. “Customers in this region are looking for higher quality sound in all public spaces – from restaurants and art galleries to showrooms and cinemas. I also expect to see many more Constellation [active acoustics] installations, not just in performance halls but also in educational, corporate and hospitality projects. I’ll be working to bring more of the LEO Family large format systems into the touring market, where there is also great potential in the region.”