Stampede Strengthens European Sales Team with Appointment of Three New Relationship Managers


Amsterdam, Netherlands, February 7, 2018Stampede, the world’s leading value-added distributor of ProAV Solutions, today opened its ISE 2018 trade show program with the announcement that it has further strengthened its European sales team with the appointment of two new Senior Relationship Managers for the UK and Ireland, Chris Parker and Andrew Jenshil, and one new Relationship Manager for Germany, Sven Ponert.

Chris Parker and Andrew Jenshil come to Stampede from Exertis, the UK based distributor that acquired Medium Ltd, another specialist distribution company in 2016. Parker and Jenshil both worked at Medium Ltd from 2001 until the acquisition by Exertis in 2016. From 20016 until joining Stampede, Parker served as AV Business Development Manager and Jenshil served as Business Account Manager at Exertis.

Sven Ponert joins Stampede from Versapak Ltd., where he served as a Sales Business Unit Manager of the UK and DACH Regions for the specialist packaging solutions provider. Before this he was the Managing Director UK for Postsafe Ltd, the UK Channel Manager of Wholesale & Buying Groups for 3M and the UK and European Sales Account Manager for Group Hamelin.

“Chris, Andrew and Sven are award winning sales professionals who have a demonstrated track record of providing customers with highly effective sales and market support programs,” Stampede President & COO Kevin Kelly said today.  “We welcome them to the Stampede European sales team, where they are already generating positive results for their customers.”

About Stampede

Headquartered in Amherst, New York, Stampede ( is the world’s leading value-added distributor of integrated AV/IT technology solutions that help resellers meet the expanding technology needs of end-user customers in dozens of commercial vertical markets in Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, India, Latin America, the Middle East, Scandinavia, South Africa, and the United States.

Stampede provides a global network of nearly 20,000 resellers with the broadest range of traditional ProAV solutions from more than 150 manufacturing partners and leads the way in the creation of the new product categories and related training and support programs that are unleashing the business opportunities of the future — Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Drone Video Systems, Virtual Reality, IoT, Unified Communications, and low cost Video Conferencing.  Through its wholly owned subsidiary Just Lamps, Stampede also offers the world’s largest selection of replacement projector lamps.  Stampede annually produces the “Big Book of AV,” a 1,100+ page catalog and companion website ( providing hundreds of sales, installation and spec tips for Stampede’s dealers in addition to product details on more than 8,000 SKUs. For more information on Stampede, visit



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