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Klaus Hilles takes over as Head of DACH Sales at Leyard Europe

Effective 1 August 2021, Klaus Hilles will take over responsibility for sales in Germany, Austria and Switzerland at the European branch of the world market leader in fine pitch LED video walls.

"I am pleased that with Klaus Hilles we have been able to win a recognised sales professional and long-standing industry expert for the area management of sales DACH", explains Thorsten Lipp, CEO at Leyard Europe and Managing Director of eyevis GmbH. Together they want to further expand Leyard's position in the DACH market. The growing product portfolio offers the best opportunities for this, says Lipp with a view to the upcoming MicroLED products.

After more than 25 years at Christie Digital, where he most recently held the position of Executive Director Sales EMEA, Hilles looks back on decades of experience in large-screen sales. More than enough expertise in all facets of successful market development to achieve the high goals set for the DACH market with Leyard Europe. In addition to coordinating the sales managers, Hilles' new tasks include taking care of key accounts, coordinating with marketing at Leyard Europe and dealing with strategic partners.

"LED large screen solutions are one of the fastest growing technologies in the visualisation sector. With increasing acceptance and the replacement of outdated installations, I see enormous development potential here for the DACH market and look forward to accompanying this growth at one of the market leaders in a responsible role," Klaus Hilles summarises his goals at Leyard Europe. He continues: "With our comprehensive portfolio of LED display products, LCD video walls, large format display screens, video wall controllers and wall management software solutions, we want to further establish ourselves as a provider of end-to-end solutions in the market.

The cornerstone of Leyard Europe's growth plans is, not least, its strongly consolidated structures in Europe, which are reflected in a network of national sales and service staff. Above all, the production of many product lines in Europe, which is being further strengthened by significant investments, is also an important part of the corporate philosophy at Leyard Europe. "Producing close to the customer, ensuring fast delivery times and being able to provide support through local staff has proven to be a big plus with our customers, especially in times of supply chain issues and travel restrictions," says Lipp, citing the advantages of Leyard Europe's local European organisation.

About Leyard Europe

Leyard Europe is the European branch of Leyard Optoelectronics, the global market leader for LED video displays, narrow pixel pitch LED and the indoor LED video wall market (Futuresource 2020). Visualization technology from Leyard includes best-in-class LED products for indoor and outdoor applications, professional LCD products from Planar, as well as DLP cubes, video wall controllers and software from eyevis. With our production facilities in Presov (Slovakia) and service locations all over Europe, we are able to offer customers in our region a broad selection of display solutions "Made in Europe" for applications ranging from digital signage and broadcast to events and large-scale visualization in control rooms.