Senior Management

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Tom commenced his career with Midwich by managing the company’s newly established projector lamp activity, a business with a significant European focus. Following the acquisition of Sidev in 2010, he became heavily involved in the integration, planning and development of this business. In 2013, his remit was widened to include the development of the Group’s business in Europe, and he has been a leading force in our acquisition and development programmes. Tom has a BSc in Business Management from the Norwich Business School (University of East Anglia).

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Stuart joined Midwich in 2002 and worked in a number of different roles across the business including sales and business management before becoming Divisional Director in 2013. In his current role he is responsible for all supplier relationships, product strategy, procurement and profitability of the projection and document solutions product categories. Stuart has a BSc in Accounting and Finance from the University of Essex. 

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Mark joined Midwich in 2004 supporting the Business Management team in the computing division. Mark’s role then changed in tandem with the focus of the business as he assumed the role of Divisional Manager in the rapidly growing Consumer Electronics category. Working closely with the sales teams it was here that he learned about the world of audio visual.

In 2012, together with his family, he relocated to Sydney and helped Midwich to develop a larger footprint in the ANZ marketplace before returning to the UK. In the years that followed, he trained as Project Manager and managed a number of major projects including various pre and post acquisition activities and strategies.

In 2017 Mark took on the role of Chief Operating Officer, and in 2018 became Managing Director of Midwich Ltd. His focus is to progressively develop the initiatives, strategies and the staff to ensure that Midwich continue to add more value for their customers and vendor partners.

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Tracey joined the Midwich credit team in 1995 and was promoted to Group Credit Services Manager in 2007 before being becoming Director of Operations in 2014. This extended her responsibilities to IT, logistics, facilities and Group integration projects. Tracey is ACICM qualified. 

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Jon is responsible for Midwich Technical, a dedicated team of over 50 professional audio, technical video, security and unified communications specialists to support Midwich, Owl and Square One's 100+ account managers and their clients deliver industry leading technology solutions. The technical team are specialists in the products used to make video walls, digital signage, IPTV, control systems, signal distribution, IP CCTV, access control, biometrics, paging, audio and conferencing systems.

Jon’s team is responsible for supporting Midwich’s trade customers to design, supply and integrate complex audio visual products as systems to meet the demands of any application.  

Prior to joining Midwich, Jon had a successful career as a technical AV sales director, developing a systems sales approach with integrators and value added reseller partners.

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Stuart has been involved in the AV industry since 1998.  In 2002 he joined the Plasma Screen Company, which was later rebranded PSCo and in 2005 he led the management buyout from PSCo’s parent company. Under his leadership the business successfully implemented multi-channel strategies for both the distribution and rental of the latest visual technologies.  PSCo joined the Midwich group in 2015.

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Stephen founded Invision UK and leads the company’s business development, product strategy, trade marketing, vendor management and sales functions. He has over 20 years’ experience in the smart-home technology market. During a successful business career spanning 35 years, Stephen previously held leadership positions in international sales, product management, marketing and distribution. 

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Originally from Denmark, Allan has more than 30 years’ experience with the film, broadcast and professional audio & video market across Europe. He has been based in the UK since 2003, where he and his business partner developed Holdan Limited into the largest distribution company within its sector, before joining Midwich in 2016.

Prior to Holdan Limited, Allan ran and developed broadcast systems integrators, blue chip companies and financial investment companies in Scandinavia and across Europe. In 2016 Allan became Managing Director of Holdan Limited following the acquisition by Midwich.

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David has been Managing Director of Sound Technology since 2001, originally joining the company in 1996 as Marketing Director. He was previously customer services manager at Roland UK and vice president of the Music Industries Association.

David has a BSc. degree in Music from City University where he also studied the ‘cello at The Guildhall School of Music. David is currently the chair of trustees for the UK charity Music For All.

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Garnett has over 20 years’ experience in the Irish technology industry working in a variety of sales and management roles. He led the team that established Square One as an audio visual distribution business in 2004. Garnett is a graduate of the Dublin Business School having studied Marketing, German and Spanish.

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Mathieu graduated with an MSc in management from EMLYON Business School. He started his career as a product manager for the Kesa group, buying and distributing consumer electronics across Europe.  He then joined Hitachi DMG (videoprojection and professional LFD) and was in charge of the B2B channel in France and Africa until he joined Sidev in October 2011 as general sales manager. Mathieu was then appointed general manager of Sidev in January 2015, becoming its managing director a year later.

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After graduating from Hamburg University with a business degree in 1995, Lutz started his professional career as a product manager in the AV distribution company Anders + Kern in Hamburg. In the following years, he successfully worked his way through the organisation as Marketing Manager, Key Account Manager and Sales Manager. Finally, he took over responsibility for Sales and Marketing as Managing Director in 2001.

After some significant restructuring measures in the parent company, in 2004 Lutz decided to leave the company and founded Kern & Stelly Medientechnik GmbH, together with his former colleague Andreas Stelly. 

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Born and graduated in Hamburg, Andreas finished his three-year apprenticeship as a wholesale and export trader at Jos. Hansen & Söhne in 1993. After undertaking a number of sales roles, latterly as export manager in AV distribution company Anders + Kern, Andreas formed Kern & Stelly with Lutz Kern.

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Miguel has extensive experience in the audio and music industry. He was Sales Director at Vieta, Managing Director at Keyson, and Sales and Marketing Director at Auprosa-  leading distribution companies specialized in the AV and MI markets in Spain. Miguel joined Earpro in 2001 and now oversees the management team, as well as participating in all discussions with suppliers. He also has a close watch on the orders of key suppliers, the negotiation of conditions and the terms of the contracts.

Miguel has a degree in Music and a Master in Marketing from EADA Business School. He speaks four languages and for 10 years has been president of AFIAL, the professional trade organization of the Spanish audio visual industry.

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Rick is an energetic and inspirational manager with a large business network. He joined Van Domburg partners in 2011 as MD and is closely involved with company strategy, legal aspects, operations and finance. Rick has a strong business background and drive for new opportunities.

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Ed has a long legacy in the AV industry and has a profound business network in AV. Is well respected in the channel and believes in personal touch and partnership based on trust. Ed is closely involved with company strategy, key strategic vendor matters. Often involved in complex projects.

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Michael has 25 years’ experience within the Australian and New Zealand commercial Audio Visual market, including 10 years as an owner of a leading Australian systems integrator. He spent three years as General Manager of the AV division at Programmed, one of the largest Australian technology integrators. Michael has also held senior roles with companies such as Rexel, which was the Australian distributor for Panasonic. He joined Midwich Australia as a consultant in 2012 and took over as Managing Director of Midwich ANZ in June 2014.

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Co-founder and Managing Director of Blonde Robot, Chris has over 12 years’ experience leading teams in industries ranging from product-based distribution, enterprise software sales, business coaching / mentoring and global channel development.

Chris developed the foundation for his business methodology working at boutique consultancy firm Red e-solutions as a sales consultant in 2006 helping Australian technology start-ups go to market and was promoted to General Manager in January 2008. He left Red e-solutions to join enterprise intranet software firm The ADWEB Agency in 2009 as international partner manager before co-founding Blonde Robot in March 2010.

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Ennio has extensive experience in the Audio & Video industry. Being involved since the end of 1980, working for one of the major AV integrators in Italy at that time.

In 1993 he co-founded Prase Engineering starting in the role of Technical Director and then as a CEO, he brought the company from a one brand small distribution operation, to one of the leading AV distribution businesses in the region.

He has a huge passion for technology and innovation. He now oversees the Management Team, as well as participating in all meetings with key vendors, he has the role of business development, defining the best “go to market” strategies.

Ennio is the Vice President of the Italian AV System Integration Association (SIEC) and a member of the Audio Engineering Society since 1994.

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Olav began his Audio Visual career 2012 as a sales manager at AV Partner and was the third employee brought on board. Previously he had worked at Casio Scandinavia as a Sales Manager for their projector division.

After progressing at AV Partner, in 2017 Olav became the Managing Director.

He's described his journey as "fun, fantastic, with continuous growth" and is proud to have played an integral part to developing the company from just a few brands to what they are today.