Crestron has announced an exciting new appointment to its growing team. Helen Badger has been appointed as Commercial Business Development Manager, concentrating her efforts on growing Crestron's business within the commercial market.

"The Commercial market is a significant part of Crestron's activities." Says Phil Breitschadel, UK Sales Manager at Crestron. "It is important for us to maintain our involvement in this sector and continue to grow and develop it, which is why I am really looking forward to Helen joining the Crestron team. Helen's new role as Commercial Business Development Manager will ensure that we continue to advance in this area and with her past experience and knowledge of the AV industry, it will put her in good stead to meet our commercial business objectives."

Helen is no stranger to the technology Crestron develops, or the company, having worked with it in previous positions, and is looking forward to working with a leading company in the Audio Visual field. "I am delighted to be joining the company as I've sold Crestron products in previous roles, and also included the company's technology, RoomView, when I was working with contract manufacturers," says Helen. "I have massive admiration for the developments and innovation Crestron display. With my experience in business, marketing and technology it is a fantastic opportunity to be working with such a leading company, communicating to the market how they can benefit from the technological advancements that Crestron can offer."

Helen Badger has extensive experience in the AV industry (since 1999), having previously worked for Resellers (Reflex), Distribution (Maverick) and Manufacturers (Acer, Promethean, Mitsubishi). Working in business development and product management roles, Helen's experience gives her a wide view of commercial, strategic and tactical messages and communications to customers and the channel.

She adds; "I am looking forward to seeing companies using the technology to its full potential and to be able to explain and demonstrate the solutions that it can offer. I love technology and am always looking for new ideas, solutions and ways to solve problems, and inspiring others to do the same is incredibly enjoyable and rewarding."

Helen will be based at Crestron's Cobham office. Located in Surrey, the space is soon to have a new 'Design and Experience Centre' installed, that will feature the very latest DigitalMedia solutions, Fusion energy management software, the latest mobile and single-gang control interfaces and much more. Plans for the site also include regular CEDIA accredited training courses, interdisciplinary workshops, networking events, dedicated consultant summits and, later this summer, the Crestron Residential Integration Awards presentation.

Come and meet Helen

On June 13th, the new centre will launch with an open day for integrators, architects, end users and consultants looking to gain both information and training in the latest industry leading solutions for the residential market. The event will run 10am to 6pm, with catering being available throughout the day, and the sales team on hand to guide visitors through the full range of Crestron products.

Further details of the launch event will be released soon and be sure to follow the progress of the design and experience centre via Crestron UK's official Twitter page. To confirm your attendance please contact or on 0845 873 8787.

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