SOURCE: Naxos of America, Inc.
FRANKLIN, TN--(Marketwired - Dec 13, 2013) - Naxos of America is pleased to welcome Jeff Van Driel as the new CEO of Naxos of America. Hired by Naxos of America as Director of Business and Legal Affairs six years ago, Jeff has also served as the international Head of Legal Affairs for the Naxos Group for the past year.
In addition to being an award-winning classical label, Naxos of America is the #1 independent classical music distributor in the U.S. and Canada. Specializing in state-of-the-art distribution, marketing and promotion, Naxos of America distributes nearly 50,000 titles on CD and DVD to traditional brick and mortar retail, as well as offering a comprehensive suite of services tailored to consumer direct fulfillment. Naxos of America is also the largest digital distributor of independent classical music, supplying a catalog of over 50,000 albums to hundreds of digital download and mobile outlets worldwide. Naxos of America offers marketing, e-marketing, publicity, e-publicity, physical and digital e-commerce services, licensing opportunities, streaming services, sales and customer service for all new releases and active catalog titles of Naxos Records and more than 400 distributed labels.
When accepting Naxos's top job in North America, Jeff commented: "I am deeply honored to assume the position of CEO of one of North America's most vibrant music companies. These are challenging times for the music industry, but with challenges come opportunity. I will ensure that Naxos continues to be an industry leader and innovator. I look forward to continuing my work with the exceptional team of people at Naxos of America."
Naxos founder Klaus Heymann stated the following in his announcement of Van Driel as North American CEO: "It is with complete confidence that I appoint Jeff to this key position within the Naxos family. Over his many years with Naxos, Jeff has already demonstrated the knowledge, skill and leadership necessary to lead the company."
Klaus Heymann also offered the following comment about departing CEO Jim Selby: "I would like to offer departing CEO Jim Selby my best wishes in his new professional ventures, and to thank him for his many years of service and leadership at Naxos. I hope our paths will continue to cross as he moves to his new position."