Glenn Chapman -- RATstands New Managing Director
Having worked for RATstands since 2008, Glenn Chapman has recently taken on the role of managing director and is hoping to expand the company's reach in all corners of the world.
Bringing together beautiful designs and technically advanced materials to support new heights of artistic performance, RATstands is renowned for creating high quality, performance focused music stands, lights, Chairs, Staging and accessories.
Chapman says, ''Having worked for the company since 2008, I am incredibly proud to have taken up the managing director position at RATstands, at what is an exciting time for the business.
"I am confident that I will be able to drive the business forward in the right direction and introduce our ground breaking products to a worldwide market. I am passionate about our music equipment, and I am immensely excited to take our business on the next stage of our journey."
Andrew Michell, founder and chairman of RATstands, says, "ever since Glenn joined the company in 2008 Glenn has displayed the leadership and commercial flair which I believe we need to take the company forward with an expanding product range.
Flying the flag for British manufacturing, RATstands designs and manufactures its products in London and Essex and exports them to over 25 countries worldwide.
Chapman adds: "As a business, we're moving ahead faster than ever before. With the addition of several new distribution deals in some key territories including Australia with CC's Light & Sound, and Yorkville Sound in Canada, our products are reaching new audiences, from individual musicians to the world's greatest professional orchestras.
"I personally love the fact that we are manufacturing our products in London and Essex."
The appointment at the London-based company comes as the firm takes steps to introduce its products to the Chinese market, reinforcing the fact that RATstands is dedicated to connecting with new and existing customers around the world.
Chapman says: "We have completed some really nice jobs recently, including some customized jobs in Australia, Hong Kong, and China. In the last two years, we have also started additional distribution agreements with over 10 countries.
"We're really pleased to have started distributing within the Chinese market. I plan to work with those distributors to grow our brand in the education and professional sectors, and throughout the retail market too. Ultimately, we want to be visible to every musician, from the student studying at school to the professional violinist playing in a top orchestra."