Ikegami Welcomes Erin Rice and Dave Pavlik
Erin Rice has been promoted to the position of Sports & Entertainment Sales Manager, and Dave Pavlik has been named Northern Regional Sales Manager at Ikegami.
Mr. Rice was previously Midwest Sales Manager for Ikegami, overseeing sales for the U.S. Midwest region and Canada. In the newly created position of Sports & Entertainment Sales Manager, he provides a primary contact for broadcasters, content creators and systems integrators in the sports, entertainment and House of Worship verticals. In addition, Mr. Rice is consulting with all Ikegami regional sales managers as a dedicated resource in these fields.
“With so many emerging infrastructure and format technologies, Ikegami’s sports and entertainment customers look to us for guidance,” says Rice. “Our agility and pioneering expertise makes Ikegami uniquely positioned to lead them through the current transitions, and anticipate their future needs.”
Mr. Pavlik comes to Ikegami with two decades of experience in technical consulting, product management and business development for media productions. Prior to joining Ikegami, he held account management positions with both Fletcher Camera and Fletcher Sports. In addition, he was Regional Sales Manager, Broadcast and Professional Products for Canon Broadcast Lenses. Based in Chicago, he oversees sales for the U.S. Northern and Central states.
“I’m glad to join Ikegami, which has an unparalleled commitment to customer satisfaction,” says Pavlik. “That’s a perfect match for my approach to customer service, which is to serve as a technical consultant and take the time to understand people’s needs. In addition, I’m drawn to Ikegami because of its consistent focus on the Broadcast market: We stand out by making professionals our priority.”
“Both these personnel moves are welcome developments for Ikegami and our customers,” says Teri Zastrow, Director of Sales & Marketing for Ikegami. “Erin Rice has distinguished himself with his command of our product line and the evolving landscape of sports and entertainment video production. As well, we are excited to benefit from Dave Pavlik’s 20 years of experience and passion for excellence.”