Ian Galloway named Director of new Yamaha Audio Visual Division

Press Release from Yamaha Music GmbH ( UK)

For Immediate Release

Contacts : Peter Ross / DJPR for Yamaha / T 07970 191668

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Yamaha Music GmbH ( UK) has announced the creation of a dedicated Audio Visual Division with effect from March 1st 2011.  Ian Galloway is named as Divisional Director, previously Audio Visual sales and marketing activities came under the leadership of Robert Webster who was jointly responsible for the Yamaha keyboard business.

The moves signals a decision and determination to expand Yamaha's UK AV business and is particularly timely as the product range now encompasses a varied range of different categories including Hi-Fi Components, System products, Home cinema speakers , digital sound projectors,  AV receivers and more recently the highly acclaimed Desktop Audio products.

Ian Galloway brings a huge wealth of experience and dedication to this new senior position, his Yamaha antecedents dating back to 1981 when he played a pivotal role in the UK re-launch of Yamaha Hi-Fi following which he helped form Watford based Yamaha electronics in 1986. Subsequent career highlights include spearheading the UK launch of the iconic DSP-1, the worlds first domestic surround processor, he is also credited for developing Yamaha AV and receivers into the UK's number one brand.

In more recent years Ian has been central to integrating the AV brand into the Music Company portfolio and has been leading the campaign to build business and awareness with a number of highly popular and eye-catching PR and marketing activities, these include the hugely successful pioneering 'Powered by Music ' campaigns which featured Jools Holland , Producer Steve Levine and the Opera Babes.

Ian told us " I am inspired and excited by this announcement, it makes a big statement to the industry as regards the future direction of Yamaha AV & Hi-Fi products,we have a great team, a brilliant R&D and product development plan. I also  look forward to continuing to bring Yamaha 's unique and distinctive musical heritage to our AV marketing activities. I'd also like to take this opportunity to thank Robert Webster for his great support and guidance over the past few years."