Shure has promoted for four sales executives, with Peter James named VP of Global Sales; Abby Kaplan VP of Global Sales, Retail; José Rivas VP of Global Sales, Emerging Markets; and Jim Schanz VP of Global Sales, Integrated Systems.

Shure promotionsJames has been in audio for 30 years, with more than 20 at Shure. He has been MD of Shure Distribution UK since 2009, and, since 2015, has chaired the Global Integrated Systems Board.  Under his leadership, Shure UK has had significant sales growth in key vertical markets. He is based in the UK.

Kaplan has been with Shure since 1998 in various sales positions, before which she worked for two pro audio companies and has a long history of success with big box and independent brick-and-mortar resellers as well as e-commerce customers. She is based in Shure’s Chicago City Center office.

In his new post, Rivas will lead the Shure sales organisation focused on several developing markets worldwide. After serving as Sales & Marketing Director for the International Americas Business Unit and Sales Director of the Americas Business Unit, he has led the Latin America go-to-market organisation. During this time, he supported a cross-functional team that expanded the Company’s footprint with new regional offices in Miami and São Paulo. He is based in São Paulo.

Schanz joined Shure in 1998 and has effectively served in a number of sales roles. In 2011, he took on leadership of Shure’s Market Development function. His efforts and initiatives have led to a considerable increase in sales since 2013. He is also based in the Chicago City Center office.

‘I want to express my congratulations to Peter, Abby, José, and Jim on these well-deserved promotions,’ says Shure VP of Global Sales, Mark Humrichouser. ‘Their combined sales expertise and accomplishments have been instrumental in Shure’s success in growing our global business. We are fortunate to have these impressive leaders on the Shure Sales team.’

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