The Yamaha Professional Audio division (PAD) has announced the appointment of Steve Mate to the position of district manager for Commercial Audio and NEXO sales. He will cover northern/central CA, AZ, NV, OR and UT as part of the continued expansion of the Yamaha Commercial Audio sales team.

​“We are very pleased to have someone of Steve’s capabilities and experience join our industry leading sales team,” states Paul Furtkamp, director of sales, Yamaha Commercial Audio and NEXO.

​Before joining Yamaha, Mate held sales management, product development and product management positions at Bogen/Apogee, TOA, and Genesis Integration. Mate has also earned accreditation as a NICET Certified Engineering Technologist (CT) and holds Audinate Dante Level 3 certification.

​In his new position as district manager, Mate will report to Jon Peirson, regional sales manager, Yamaha Commercial Audio and NEXO. “Steve’s strength and experience in the Commercial Audio and high-end loudspeaker markets will be of great benefit to the company as we continue to grow these very important segments,” adds Peirson.

​Mate resides in Pacifica, California.

About Yamaha

Yamaha Corporation of America (YCA) is one of the largest subsidiaries of Yamaha Corporation, Japan and offers a full line of award-winning musical instruments, sound reinforcement, commercial installation and home entertainment products to the U.S. market. Products include: Yamaha acoustic, digital and hybrid pianos, portable keyboards, guitars, acoustic and electronic drums, band and orchestral instruments, marching percussion products, synthesizers, professional digital and analog audio equipment, Steinberg recording products and NEXO commercial audio products, as well as AV receivers, amplifiers, MusicCast wireless multi-room audio systems, Blu-ray/CD players, earphones, headphones, home-theater-in-a-box systems, sound bars and its exclusive line of Digital Sound Projectors. YCA markets innovative, finely crafted technology and entertainment products and musical instruments targeted to the hobbyist, education, worship, music, professional audio installation and consumer markets.