Gordon Dutch will step down as managing director of Peerless-AV EMEA on October 1.
He will move into a part-time, non-executive director role and will remain on the company’s global advisory board in the US, assisting with the long-term strategy and marketing of the business.
Mr Dutch will be replaced by his brother Keith, who will be promoted to the role of managing director EMEA.
A new sales director, Melinda Von Horvath, will join Peerless-AV and report to Keith Dutch.
Said John Potts, global president of Peerless-AV: “The EMEA business has grown explosively over the past seven years under Gordon’s leadership and we are very pleased that Gordon plans to stay on in a reduced, but active, role in the business.
“We are genuinely excited by the recent additions and announcements we have made and look forward to growing our presence here in the EMEA region exponentially.”
Said Gordon Dutch: “Since the merger with Peerless back in May 2009, I had always planned, at some stage, to step back from the daily operational tasks of the company.
“However, I did not want to do that until we had fulfilled all our key objectives for the future of the EMEA business.
“The addition of Melinda to our board, along with all the hard work Keith and my whole team have put in over the past seven years, means I now feel fully comfortable stepping down as MD for EMEA, and look forward to a little R&R, alongside the work I will continue to do in the business.”
Added Ms Von Horvath: “I am really excited to be joining the main board of Peerless-AV EMEA. Of course, I know them well from my over 22 years of service in the AV industry, as they are widely known as a strong company with excellent products, outstanding customer service and innovative AV solutions for all markets. I look forward to strengthening our presence in mainland Europe.”
- Look out for an exclusive interview with Gordon Dutch in the October issue of ERT.
Pictured left to right: Melinda Von Horvath, Gordon Dutch, John Potts and Keith Dutch