It was Mariano Rivera Day Saturday at the recently opened Harman flagship store in Midtown Manhattan in New York City, where the former Yankee reliever and future Hall of Famer – also a JBL brand ambassador – appeared to sign autographs, accept a presentation of a special “Fan MO-saic” created from thousands of fans’ Instagram photos, and celebrate the impending installation at the Refugio de Esperanza Church in Westchester, where he is a member, of a JBL professional sound system as part of the church’s restoration and renovation.
Recently retired baseball great Mariano Rivera has teamed up with Harman to help restore a church in New Rochelle, N.Y.
Age: 33 Career History: On the Data-Vision showroom floor, Joey Suede is known as the Mariano Rivera of salesmen: When the score is tied in the eighth and the team needs a little help to win the game, they call in Suede to finish up. “He’s one of our main closers,” said Albert Liniado, DataVision president. “If sales isn’t able to close the customer, they’ll bring in the heavy artillery.” Greatest Business Achievements: Maintaining a high level of retail and corporate sales. Advice: “Just be hungry. Once that hunger kicks in, you can accomplish anything.”