Pasadena, CA - Feb 20, 2007 - Fairlight has formed Fairlight US as the new independent distributor of Fairlight in the United States and Canada. Effective immediately, Fairlight US assumes ownership of Media Gear, the previous Fairlight distributor in North America. All sales and support staff in California and New York have been retained.
The Fairlight US team includes Steve Rance, president; Phillipe Guichard, national sales manager; Michael Haprov, national technical support manager and Michael Mueller, East Coast sales manager. Rance and Mueller are based in the New York Metro Area and Guichard and Haprov will head the West Coast operation from company headquarters in Pasadena, CA.
Rance, who holds multiple patents in audio systems design and was an original developer of the Fairlight CMI, leaves Fairlight AU after 25 years at the company's Sydney headquarters. Guichard, Mueller and Haprov all share longtime associations with Fairlight in the U. S. market, having previously served with Media Gear and other distribution entities.