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LED Hardware: Vanguard LED comes to Europe

Vanguard LED Displays wants to gain a foothold in Europe with a newly opened branch in Barcelona. European Managing Director Christopher Backhaus wants to consolidate the US manufacturer’s presence with well-known ProAV experts.

US based LED manufacturer Vanguard LED Displays strengthens its presence in Europe and opened a European subsidiary in February 2024. Christopher Backhaus, Managing Director of Vanguard LED Displays Europa, and his team operate from their office in Barcelona, which will include an showroom of Vanguard products.

To ensure growth, Vanguard hired two digital signage veterans for the European business: Effective April 1st, Christian Krela and Patrick Boost have joined Vanguard. Christian Krela, an AV professional for more than 20 years, has been appointed as Sales Director of Vanguard LED Displays Europa and is based in Germany. He comes from PPDS, where his last position was Sales Director DACH.

Patrick Boost, originally from Belgium, has been residing in Spain for over 21 years and he will be responsible for business development in Iberia, France, Benelux and the MEA region.

“I am thrilled to welcome two strong AV specialists to Vanguard. Both have a strong background in the industry, and they will be equally instrumental driving forward our customer centric strategy”, says Christopher Backhaus. “This appointment demonstrates Vanguard´s commitment to our customers: Expertise, Integrity, Responsiveness, Service and Value is what our US colleagues stand for like no one I have met. Together as a team, we promise the same in Europe.”