IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AudioQuest has honored Rick Blair for his exceptional contributions to the company and its dealers by naming him as AudioQuest's 2012 Regional Manager of the Year. Rick received the award at AudioQuest's annual Global Sales Conference in Irvine, CA. "Regional Manager of the Year" was implemented in 2005, and Rick, who also took home the award in 2009, is the sole two-time winner.
Rick has been with AudioQuest since 2004, and is responsible for the Midwest territory in the United States. He's a proven veteran with a consistent track record of success. Rick's tremendous rapport with his dealers is due in no small part to the fact that he's a fellow user (AudioQuest has been in his system since 1981) and enthusiast. Rick's passion for great audio is on display in his home where a very serious high-end audio system is the foundation for wired whole-house distributed audio.
Day in and day out, Rick works hard for his dealers, arming them with information about AudioQuest's products, and educating and mentoring in-store staff members. Rick also productively encourages and assists his dealers in comprehensive merchandising initiatives, such as including computer audio in all areas of the store where such an important message is relevant. Rick embodies the honest and serious business partnership that AudioQuest hopes to have with all its dealers.
"Rick Blair exemplifies AudioQuest's goal to be a true business partner with our dealers," says Kathleen Thomas, AudioQuest's Vice President, Domestic Sales. "He cares deeply about their overall business and is always offering fresh perspective and ideas to invigorate their business and sometimes even reignite their love of music and technology. Rick brings a lot of experience to the table, but never stops listening and learning. He is a true asset to AudioQuest and its dealers."
AudioQuest, based in Irvine, CA, manufactures and distributes premium-performance audio and video cable products, accessories, and solutions. The company sells to over 600 specialty audio/video dealers in the United States and Europe and to 45 independent distributors around the world. The company is privately owned. More information or a local AudioQuest dealer, can be found at: www.audioquest.com