Arcade1Up Expands Sales Team to Support Growing Business
Announces Three New Hires, Promotion of Longtime Employee
Miami, FL –– Arcade1Up announced three new additions to the company’s sales team to support its growth and expanding U.S. and international business. Eric Van Kannel, Michael Fisher and Kuntha Kith have been hired as Director of Digital Sales, Sales Manager and Director of Business Planning respectively for the leader in at-home retro arcade game entertainment. All three will report to Vice President of Sales Chris Cardenas. Additionally, long-time employee David McIntosh has been promoted to Vice President, Retailer Marketing.
“Our business has really taken off over the last several years and, as we head into a new year, adding these key new hires to round-out our team was an essential step to supporting that growth,” said Cardenas. “I’m thrilled to leverage their collective experience in the consumer electronics industry to give us new ways to expand our business and open up new channels and opportunities as we continue our mission to create full size arcades for the home that are accessible to the masses.”
As Director of Digital Sales for Arcade1Up, Van Kannel will oversee key sales accounts across digital-only retailers and online counterparts for brick and mortar. Van Kannel joins Arcade1Up from TCL where he served as Director of Ecommerce Sales. There, he was responsible for growing the fledgling ecommerce business into a dominating force in the TV category. Van Kannel has over 15 years of experience in the consumer electronics industry across a broad range of categories, earning a reputation as a team-oriented sales leader and giving him a well-rounded perspective on the value between sales and marketing.
With over 15 years of experience in the consumer electronics industry, Fisher joins Arcade1Up’s award-winning sales team and is charged with growing the company’s club relationships, while ensuring well-executed distribution for new product launches. Fisher most recently spent six years at Bose Corporation where he held multiple sales roles, managing large regional retailers and leading the Custom Install channel and distribution. Prior to Bose, Fisher held positions at Toshiba and Haier, managing television and audio products.
Kith joins Arcade1Up as Director of Business Planning from TCL where he served in the same role, developing systems/processes, building supply chain company culture, and driving growth across categories. A “40 under 40” honoree from Dealerscope magazine, Kith helped TCL grow to the number two brand in the TV category. Prior to his eight years at TCL, Kith served as Senior Sales Analyst for Toshiba and Senior Forecast Analyst at Vizio.
With Arcade1Up since its inception in 2018, McIntosh has headed up the company’s marketing and communication team during his tenure. In his new role, he will guide Arcade1Up’s new focus on reaching consumers through retailer specific marketing initiatives.
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It’s time to play again! Home entertainment titan Tastemakers presents Arcade1Up, a line of award-winning, innovative ¾ scale home arcade and pinball machines featuring licensed retro games from the golden age of arcades. Arcade1Up’s classic titles include Terminator 2, Tron™, Street Fighters™, X-Men, Mortal Kombat®, Atari, Pong®, PAC-MAN™, NBA Jam™, Star Wars™, Marvel Super Heroes, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™, and more. The latest from Arcade1Up is the Infinity Game Table, a high-fidelity touchscreen board game table preloaded with digital versions of family game night essentials like Scrabble, Monopoly, Chutes & Ladders, Sorry, and more. For more information, check out Arcade1Up.com and infinitygametable.com and on social: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube .