Rycote News ArchiveJune 2007
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DPA's Portuguese distributor Avantgarde has supplied a 5100 mobile surround microphone and ten 4017mk2-R shotgun mics with Rycote weather protection systems to Radio e Televisao de Portugal (RTP), to be used at the Dragon Stadium in Porto, on the UEFA Champions League Porto vs Chelsea football match.
Rycote has now been in business for over 40 years; enough time for many people closely associated with the company over the years, such as original founder and designer John Gozzard and long-standing Managing Director Vivienne Dyer, to have made incredible contributions to Rycote's history and then to have taken their retirement. However, two people who have now been associated with the company for over three decades - a commercial lifetime - are still involved with it to this day: Robert Sloss, head of Rycote's Australian distributor Syntec, its longest-standing international sales representative; and Steen Peitersen, who now heads Rycote's Scandanavian distribution channel, Sennheiser Nordic. With over 35 and 30 years respectively of dealing with Rycote behind them, we asked the 'Rycote Lifers' how these commercial relationships had begun, and why they thought they had endured so long.