Meridian Ups Domestic Presence; Wellikoff Leaving

Meridian this week announced both a ramping up of its U.S. presence, and the departure of Meridian America CEO Peter Wellikoff.

The company announced that executive vice president John Buchanan will lead Meridian’s newly integrated global sales and marketing team.

“The USA is Meridian’s largest single market and we are continuing to invest in our direct operations here,” CEO Tim Ireland said in a statement, adding that starting Jan. 1, the company “will fully integrate our US operations within Meridian Audio Limited enabling our excellent team of US-based staff to collaborate directly with our UK headquarters, utilising the increased resources available to reinforce support for our partners and engage with customers throughout America.”

“Peter’s contribution to Meridian over these past four years has been significant,” Ireland said of Wellikoff’s departure. “The smooth post-acquisition absorption of Sooloos into Meridian and the launch of our New York experience centre are just two highlights amongst his numerous achievements,”

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