Rich Rowley has been appointed the General Manager of Solotech’s Redditch facility. He joins with 30 years’ experience in the live productions industry.
Reporting to UK Managing Director, Bryce Jewell, Rowley will oversee operations supporting the live productions, sales and systems Integration business for Solotech’s UK companies, including SSE Audio, Wigwam, Capital Sound and BCS Audio.
Rowley previously held roles as Director at XL Video and as Chief Sales Officer for PRG in the UK. Most recently, he has been General Manager at Adlib, where he helped oversee the company’s transition from an audio supplier to a full 360° audio, lighting and video service provider.
Rowley is no stranger to the Solotech family, having been Hire Manager in Redditch for SSE Audio between 2004 and 2006. During his time at SSE, he worked on many projects and designs, including Oasis, Metallica and the main stages for Download, Reading & Leeds Festivals, and Glastonbury.
Jewell commented: “The General Manager role at our UK headquarters is pivotal in ensuring the delivery of all our business both in Live Productions and Sales and Systems Integration. We’re delighted to have secured someone with Rich’s knowledge and experience. We are confident he will be able to support what will be an incredibly busy time for our core business in the coming months while planning for the ongoing expansion of Solotech in the UK.”
Rowley added: “The UK brands already have a fantastic reputation and with the support of Solotech globally we can take the business to the next level. I’m excited to have the opportunity to play my part in that journey at such an exciting time. It’s great to be returning to Redditch and I’m looking forward to working with some old friends and making some new ones too.”