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Left to right: Ryan Shelton (Group One), Tony Bevacqua (PES), Matt Larson (Group One), Michael LaVopa (PES) and John Zambrano (PES) behind DiGiCo’s SD7 Quantum console and external KLANG display at the recent AES Convention in New York City

Group One Ltd. Names Peter E. Schmitt Co. New DiGiCo Rep Firm For Metro New York Area

One of the pro audio industry’s longest-standing firms tapped to carry the UK brand forward as its latest US representative

Group One Limited, the Farmingdale, New York-based US distributor for DiGiCo, announces the appointment of Peter E. Schmitt Company (PES) as its newest independent manufacturers’ representative firm to service the UK mixing console brand. The announcement comes from Group One’s Matt Larson, executive vice president of professional audio, to whom the firm directly reports.

Founded in 1926 by F. Edwin Schmitt, PES is headquartered in Pompton Plains, New Jersey and currently under the direction of President Bryan Ottens, who purchased the company from Mike Schmitt in May of 2013. Effective immediately, the firm is now spearheading DiGiCo’s sales and support efforts in the Metro New York area, including Central to North New Jersey, the five boroughs of NYC, Westchester and Long Island.

“We’re pleased to welcome Bryan and the rest of the PES team to DiGiCo’s network of hard-working US reps,” says Larson. “The company’s rich 90-plus-year legacy of serving the pro audio and electronics industries has made them tremendously well connected in the Metro New York region and given them a deep knowledge base to draw from. History aside, PES also has a reputation for being highly creative and forward thinking, which are, of course, also hallmarks of DiGiCo. We look forward to having their valuable assistance here in Group One’s own backyard of New York.”

“DiGiCo’s respected console ranges and other products mesh in perfectly with our line card across multiple vertical markets,” shares Ottens. “The manufacturer is well-known for firmly keeping its finger on the pulse of what end users want, and as its representative, we stand ready to take care of those users, from connecting them with the right gear and people to meet their needs to being the factory’s ‘feet on the street.’ There are exciting times ahead for PES and DiGiCo!”

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