Broadcast systems specialist DNAV is expanding with the appointment of Brian Walker as national sales manager. The company says Walker will be responsible for all North American business as well as building the company’s manufacturer representative side of the business, which includes Sierra Automated Systems (SAS), a manufacturer of studio consoles, mixers and AoIP routing systems.
Based near Seattle, Brian will report to DNAV principal executives Daniel Hyatt and Nick Straka. He brings more than 30 years of broadcast and professional audio experience across to the growing company, having spent more than eight years with Sennheiser and with experience as a TV/radio broadcast engineer.
“Most modern radio broadcast facilities will have between three to eight radio stations in one facility, all controlled out of one technical core,” said Walker. “SAS allows broadcasters with multiple professional studios to move voice, music, satellite feeds and more over a single category cable, and Daniel and Nick were among the first integrators in North America to bring Dante and other networked audio solutions into broadcast facilities.”
DNAV claims its networking experience extends into IT infrastructure to support modern broadcast and AV facility needs, as well as long-distance networking applications including STL links between broadcast studios and transmission sites.
“DNAV’s growth trajectory has taken the company into exciting places as a full-service dealer, installer and technical services provider,” says Hyatt. “Brian’s sales experience, customer relationship skills, industry contacts and business leadership qualities will allow us to more effectively coalesce our vision as a company and establish a strong foundation for continued business growth.”