is Pierre Louis Landry
Consider me a someone who tries to make a difference.
I'm not your typical salesmen calling every second week to see
how things are going. Between getting the job done and not having
enough hours in a day, I try as much as possible to share information
not only with the other salesmen, but also educating within
the industry. That's why you see me involved with the SMPTE, doing
private training sessions or even giving a hand on an installs
(not that you really want me there).
Quick summary of my background:
A Maritimer at heart, but has lived in New Brunswick,
Ontario and Quebec. Studying Marketing and Personal management
and Small business (I couldn't make up my mind on a major), I was
actively involved in many other activities which had more importance
than school; Started a High School Radio Station (which is still
active today), had two shows on the University Radio station, (actually
ran it for a year), Student Police (working among other things
at the campus club where I enjoyed alot of musical acts), Operated
the University movie theatre (51 movies I choose), Actively involved
in CUTV the Concordia University TV station, which I ended up as
President and also executive producer of two television series
on CFCF-12 (which I had 4 shows of my own, especially my favorite
on the Canadian music industry).
My first real job was running
the rental department of a industrial video dealer "Radio
I joined at the wrong time. Being announced that they were filing
for bankrupcy, and being the youngest of sales reps, which my competition
never heard of, I ended up buying most of the rental gear and started
my own production company. Long story short, I was asked if I could
replace a salesman I knew, during his 2 week vacation at a Sony
dealership (Sono Video) and basically never left. 6 years later
off to a Panasonic dealer (Inter-Cite Video). Any other 6 years
there, then off to work for Panasonic Canada for 3, then Sony Canada
came knocking and joined them for 2, but ended up working for a
real factory, with real engineers at Miranda Technology for 3.
I've been fortunate to have worked with so many top guns in our
industry and have learned many valuable tools that would carve
who I am today.
Between the sales side, I've been past President
of ITVA Montreal, actually won the "President Award for Exceptional
Service", which had never been given to a sales rep before
(nor after), won a trip to Japan due to monitor sales achievement,
awarded volunteer of the year for our local cable company (technical
producer for 2 shows), and also won Sony's Regional Sales Award.
As of July 2005, I have become the SMPTE Montreal
Chapter President. My most distinquisted award
is my long term customers, who through my career moves, have followed
my progression and supported me along the way.
Besides being a young grandfather, inspiring photographer,
a determined Powerpointer, and now suddenly a webber, I'm just
a regular technology freak, who happens to love helping others
in their buying decisions. (Yeap, a salesman).