Newly created position completes expansion of video sales team
Port Washington, NY -- February 18, 2004 -- Home video industry veteran Don Edwards has been named Regional Sales Manager - Video for KOCH Entertainment Distribution, effective immediately.
As part of KOCH Entertainment’s recent expansion of video initiatives, Don Edwards has joined the company’s team and will be overseeing video sales in the Western Region. Edwards represents the final step in the company’s development of a focused video sales staff, which now includes Director of Sales, Janet Baker, Regional Sales persons Dan Zilka and Kathy Gilbert, and Special Markets Sales Manager Joe Deuidicibus. Edwards will report to Janet Baker, Director of Sales - Video.
Edwards began his video career at Waldenbooks in 1985 as Manager of Audio/Video Development where he established video sell-through departments in over 1,000 bookstores. He then expanded his knowledge base managing the merchandising and marketing of video rental products for Stars to Go, Inc. For the past ten years, he served as Regional Video Director for Universal Studios Home Video.
"Having Don join our team is superb. His knowledge of the industry is extensive, and his credentials speak for themselves," stated Gurlitz. "Our sales team is now complete and fully functional."
"KOCH is now the only independent entertainment company to boast a full video-only sales staff as well as a 25-person sales team which sells both audio and video. We are now ready to handle the explosive growth we are projecting this year in both video and music," said Michael Rosenberg, President of KOCH Entertainment Distribution.
Don lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Andi, and their three children, Annabelle, Fiona, and Tommy.
For more information, please contact James Scileppi at (516) 484-1000 Ext. 243 or email