Dealerscope 40 Under 40 Profiles: Kaplan, Kelley, Kissinger, Knock, Krissman, Lau, Longreen, Lucash
Andrew Kissinger, 33, Regional Sales Manager, AudioQuest, Irvine, Calif.
Background: Grew up in Fullerton, Calif., and now lives in Anaheim Hills, Calif.
Higher Education: California State University, Fullerton; B.A. in Communications
Career: Fourteen years in the industry. Kissinger is responsible for sales management of AudioQuest cable products in the Southwestern states. He focuses on sales management, product education, account and technical support, new account appointments and the overall health of his territory.
Industry accomplishments and proudest career achievement: Maintained consistent growth in one of the nation’s most demanding territories, forged strong dealer and vendor relationships that will only get better with time. Landed key dealer accounts after years of persistence, then grew them into the highest-producing accounts in the region.
Awards: Regional Sales Manager of the Year, 2010
What you like best about your job: “I get paid to travel, listen to amazing music and meet interesting people.”
What you like least: “Unpredictable food options while on the road, airport security, hotel pillows”
Favorite pastimes: Scuba diving, concerts, hi-fi.
Last book read: Lightly re-read “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”
Favorite movie: “Gladiator”
Best concert: It’s a tie between seeing Metallica from backstage in Paris, France, and catching Green Day in a small bar in Long Beach that held about 150 people.
Favorite CE product of the year: DragonFly, no question
If you could be anyplace else right now, it would be: “Either an exotic tropical island, about 100’ below the ocean, or exploring a new city in Europe.”
Alex Knock, 24, Director of Public Relations and Communications, Nationwide Marketing Group, Winston-Salem, N.C.