From left to right:
Back row: Ben Goldsworthy (GenAV), Dave McKinney (GenAV), Blake Augsburger, Founder and CEO (LEA), Koh Nishida (CEO Onkyo Tokki)
Front row: Tomoki Matsui (Marketing), T. Nagase (LEA Sales Manager), Yuta Kamibayashi (Marketing)
LEA Professional has announced a distribution partnership with Onkyo Tokki of Tokyo, Japan to support LEA’s rapidly growing business in the APAC Region. This partnership aims to allow LEA Professional to increase support for its existing customers in the region, as well as further develop opportunities in the market.
Koh Nishida, CEO of Onkyo Tokki, said: “We are pleased to announce our partnership with LEA Professional, which provides us with innovative IoT and pro-audio power amplifier technologies. We consider it a great honour to represent such a pioneering brand, and we look forward to the exciting opportunities this partnership will bring.”
David McKinney of Generation AV, LEA’s representative in Asia, said: “LEA Connect series has been a big success in Japan since launching in the market just three years ago. We have hundreds of amplifiers installed across the country in key markets such as education, hospitality, corporate, retail, and entertainment. I have personally known Onkyo Tokki for over 20 years, and with its deep market knowledge and customer relationships, as well as proven track record of being on the cutting edge of network and cloud-based AV solutions, LEA will continue to grow exponentially in the coming years.”
Blake Augsburger, founder and CEO of LEA Professional, said: “We are thankful for the opportunity to work with Onkyo Tokki, a respected leader in the Japanese AV market. Japan has been a target market for LEA since inception and we have had good success building our brand. I am confident that Nishida-san and his team will build on this early success and take us to the next level. These are exciting times for LEA Professional in the APAC region.”