Bob Mueller to head North American JVC divisions

JVC announced today that Bob Mueller will now lead its professional business in North America, Latin America, and South America as U.S. president of JVC Professional Products Co. and president of JVC Professional Products Canada. Succeeding Kirk Hirota, Mueller will oversee all operational aspects of the two companies, including professional video, visual systems, security business units in Wayne, N.J., and JVC’s Technology Center in Long Beach, Calif. Hirota now serves as general manager, Media System Operation, Business Solution Division of JVC Kenwood Corporation’s Professional Systems Group.

"Today, JVC Professional proudly counts Boeing, Scripps Howard, Televisa, L3 Corporation, Time Warner, CTV, Fox Studios and Rockwell Collins among its many world-class clients," said Mueller. "I’m proud of the team’s accomplishments, and JVC Kenwood Corporation’s newly announced professional business priority represents fortuitous timing to open new market opportunities for JVC."

Mueller credits JVC’s U.S.-and Japan-based team for its dedication and inspiration.

"In recent years, the team’s diligence has steadily raised JVC brand equity in professional markets, winning the trust of market-leading organizations across a broad spectrum of industries," Mueller added.

With JVC since 2000, Mueller’s past company positions included executive vice president and chief operating officer of JVC Professional Products Company and JVC U.S.

Prior to his company commitment to JVC, he served as president of Panasonic Broadcast and Digital Systems Co., president and general manager of Sony Video Communications Co., and held various positions including board membership of industry trade organizations.