RICK BUEHLER NAMED VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES FOR VISUAL ENTERTAINMENT
Universal City, California, October 28, 2005 — Rick Buehler has been named Vice President of Sales for Visual Entertainment (VE), it was announced today by Tom O’Malley, General Manager of the company.
Based in Universal City, Mr. Buehler will oversee and manage all sales activities. “Rick’s extensive experience in the video business will play a significant role in Visual Entertainment’s future.” said Mr. O’Malley.
Previously, Mr. Buehler was SVP of Sales for Pioneer/Geneon Entertainment where he successfully launched the POKEMON line on home video. In his 17 year stint with the company, he was instrumental in transforming them from a laser disc distributor to one of the top Anime companies in the market.
About Visual Entertainment
Visual Entertainment (VE), a division of Universal Music & Video Distribution (UMVD) has become a leading force in home entertainment and a favorite choice among independent producers of films. The company’s goal is to provide the highest quality of marketing, sales and distribution services. VE’s select product line features family, comedy, foreign, Latin, urban, fitness and theatrical releases. Studio partners include Bauer Martinez Distribution, Bodywisdom media, Clanagan Media, Melee Entertainment, New Light Entertainment, Palm Pictures, Rising Entertainment, Trinity Home Entertainment and Xenon Pictures. VE benefits from UMVD’s award winning team and customer-centric culture. UMVD’s recent awards include American Business Awards, three consecutive NARM awards for Distribution Company of the Year and numerous retail awards.