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Factory announces Stehmeier replacements

Sports lifestyle specialist Factory Media has added two new sales and acquisitions execs in the wake of yesterday’s news that Bo Stehmeier had left the company for Red Arrow International.

Samuel ThompsonUK and Germany-based Factory has recruited Sam Thompson (left) as head of sales, and Nathalie Holden as head of distribution.

Thompson joins from US distributor Big Media Holdings and Holden (right) from interactive firm Cube.

Both will work alongside Georgie Eyre, who, like Stehmeier, joined Factory last year from Off the Fence.

Factory has set out ambitious plans to ramp up its international business.

Natalie HoldenSpeaking about this week’s changes in the distribution team, and the departure of Stehmeier who only joined in mid-2015, Factory managing director Darryl Newton said: “We are extremely grateful to Bo Stehmeier, who came in last year and set up the foundations and strategy for our rights and distribution business, complementing our owned media and production services.”

He added: “Now, with executives of Georgie, Sam and Nathalie’s calibre, the team has all the requisite skills to fulfil our ambitions.”