John-Paul Lizars becomes sales director North America

We are delighted to introduce John-Paul Lizars as our Hifi Sales Director for North America. John-Paul’s huge network will give our sales position in the United States and Canada a big boost. 

Like most people at Grimm Audio, John-Paul has his roots in music, as you can read in his bio: 

A passion for music and technology brought a young John-Paul to New York City in the early 1970’s to pursue a career in the recording arts. Soon he found himself at the epicenter of the downtown avant-garde art and music scene through affiliation with a state-of-the-art recording studio located in the basement of the infamous 112 Greene Street Gallery. Pre-gentrification Soho was an exciting backdrop for artists of all genres, and the studio saw sessions by the influential minimalist composers Phillip Glass Ensemble, Charlemagne Palestine and electronic music pioneer Suzanne Ciani, to name but a few. 

From the early 1980’s and continuing well into the 2000’s John-Paul held various sales and marketing positions in the emerging field of high-end and digital audio. Working with Denon, Nakamichi, Cello, Sumiko / Fine Sounds Group and Aurender have provided John-Paul with a wealth of experience and know how which he now brings to Grimm Audio’s North American sales effort.