Fredrick Dorval Appointed as Contact Distribution Eastern Sales Manager

FrederickDorvalContact Distribution has announced that Fredrick Dorval has joined the sales team as the Eastern Sales Manager for the eastern region of Quebec and the Maritimes, including eastern Ontario, which includes Ottawa.

A significant presence in the Montreal pro audio market over the last 11 years as the PA Manager of Solotech’s Head office retail operations, Dorval brings with him a wealth of experience and relationships in all market applications and technologies. Prior to Solotech, Dorval toured throughout North America as the sound director with the Cole Brothers Circus garnering hands-on experience with a vast assortment of manufacturer’s products, operational challenges, and solutions. Prior to that he attended Laval University focusing on a communications degree in his home town of Quebec.

Dorval comments, “Fortunately my background has afforded me a great experience in both sales and system design as well as hands-on appreciation of the complex gear that sound reinforcement requires and the best way to apply it. As one of their dealers I’ve worked with Bill and the Contact staff and have been impressed with the sophisticated list of brands that they distribute and their total commitment to technically supporting them. I look forward to furthering their accomplishments by giving the dealers the high level of support that I’ve personally experienced in the past that makes Contact the specialist’s their reputation has established.”

Based out of Montreal, Dorval will be communicating to the authorized network of contractors and resellers as well as consulting firms, technicians, and significant venue personnel to introduce himself and new products/new solutions to the various markets that Contact Distribution Ltd services as a national pro audio distributor.

Bill Coons, Director of Contact Distribution, adds, “Fred is truly perfect for this job. He’s passionate and knowledgeable about sound reinforcement to a high degree that few attain so he’ll do well with the top players in of the market. Years on the road have given him the practical experience that you can’t learn in school or casually doing sound when it’s convenient. He’s been a professional drummer so the music’s in his soul, which I believe is critical for success in our market sector and he’s been a DJ which is very important as a significant part of Contact’s business is concentric to Rane DJ products and that special group of dealers and artists. The timing for Fredrick to become available to join us could not have been better.”

Dorval can be reached at or at (514)254-5542 or via Contact Distribution’s website at

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Michael Raine is the Editor-in-Chief at Canadian Musician, Canadian Music Trade, Professional Sound, and Professional Lighting & Production magazines. He also hosts the Canadian Musician Podcast.
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