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JR Americas appoints sales manager

By Nick Bullock
Published: April 25, 2014
JR Americas
Chris Sheppard
Radio control hobby product manufacturer JR Americas has hired Chris Sheppard as its new dealer sales manager.

The company announced the hire April 21. Sheppard will work with current JR Americas dealers and customers, as well as new hobby stores interested in offering JR products.

“We are thrilled to have Chris as the newest addition to our JR experienced staff,” said Len Sabato, JR Americas’ managing director. “His knowledge of the R/C industry combined with his professionalism will be key to our outstanding dealer support system.”

Sheppard spent eight years with Horizon Hobby’s wholesale sales team.

“I am very excited to join the team at JR Americas,” he said. “They have been working hard to reinvigorate the JR name through sales, marketing and the return of Team JR. This, along with their focus on the satisfaction of the end user, make me proud to join JR Americas.”