Jason Dear to leave Sound United

Sound United’s UK General Manager, Jason Dear, has announced he is stepping down.

Employees at the company are being informed this morning (Friday) that Mr Dear has made the decision to leave to accept a new challenge. His official leaving date is 6 September 2019.

In 2006, Mr Dear started as General Manager of Marantz UK, before taking on responsibility for the other Sound United brands and heading up the company as a whole.

A statement going out to colleagues today said: “We appreciate Jason’s contribution and all his efforts and thank him for his dedication. During his period with Sound United he built up a strong UK sales organisation.”

It continued: “With Paul Bartlett announced as the new Commercial Manager and a strong sales team supporting him, we feel that we have the right team in place to manage the UK organisation in the future.”

The business will also recruit an Assistant Commercial Manager to support Mr Bartlett in his role and to help manage the UK business.

During the remaining time Mr Dear is at the company, he will facilitate an effective handover of his duties, helping to ensure minimal disruption during this period.

The statement ended: “Please join us in wishing Jason success in his new career and in wishing Paul and the team success with further growing the UK business. We will make sure we will support the team in every possible way.”

It’s been a busy couple of months for the wider Sound United business. In May it announced it was acquiring Onkyo Corporation’s consumer audio division, including the Onkyo, Pioneer, Pioneer Elite, and Integra brands.

And in 2017, the D+M Group, owner of AV brands Denon, Marantz and Boston Acoustics, where Mr Dear started out at Marantz UK, was acquired by Sound United.