Denon DJ welcomes Neil Altneu

September 4, 2008 by Michael Buonaccorso

Denon DJ, a leading manufacturer of premium-grade DJ equipment, today announced that it has appointed 20-year consumer electronics industry veteran Neil Altneu to the newly created position of Director of Sales, North America. In his new position, Mr. Altneu will be responsible for overseeing all of Denon DJ’s sales operations in North America, helping the company continue to grow its business as a leading manufacturer and marketer of DJ media players, software controllers, mixers and other products for working DJs. He will report directly to Paul Mathis, Senior Vice President, D&M Professional Americas.

After working in various sales positions at the Hattori Corporation (SEIKO) in the 1980’s, Mr. Altneu joined Pioneer Electronics in 1988. In his 20 years at Pioneer, he played a key role in the development of the company’s DJ business, and rose to the position of Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the company’s Pro Video and DJ Division, where he was responsible for sales and marketing for DJ and karaoke products.
“We’re very excited to have Neil joining the Denon DJ team,” noted Mr. Mathis. “He has proven himself to be a creative sales executive, and brings a wealth of experience and insight into both the product development and marketing sectors of the DJ business. His expertise, motivation and knowledge will be great assets to us as we continue to expand our business.”

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Co-founder of Mobile Beat Magazine in 1991, and current producer of Mobile Beat Las Vegas, Mike has worn just about every hat possible in the evolution of the magazine, from writing articles to making sales calls. Formerly a musician and DJ himself, he still enjoys writing for the magazine and released “A Different Spin”, a DJ history book, in 2011.


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