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Vacari, who made an additional strategical aquisition with EAW. Appropriate new resources have become available to use for advanced product development that will enable lower cost manufacturing and advanced technology, particularly on the electronics side. Outside of the US, EAW has been perceived as something of a sleeping giant in the loudspeaker market. How do you plan to remedy that this year? New products with advanced technologies. Several new product ranges are under development, and they will continue to move the state-of-the-art in loudspeakers forward. Several are based on the technologies we already possess, such as Adaptive, while others are more advanced implementations of more conventional techniques. We continue to look into improved manufacturing technologies as well. How crucial are trade shows for spreading the word of the company’s rejuvenation? Major trade shows are very helpful in exposing EAW to current and potential users. We will continue to support such shows, with a noticeably larger presence than in the past. However, we may have a smaller presence in regional shows, or pass them by as others are doing. We do anticipate having regional EAW-focused events to bring our products to a wider audience.

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What are you ambitions in 2019, both personally and for the company? My personal goals are to complete the three ranges of new product within 2019, and to bring them to the market. I will be working with consultants and contractors to get exposure for the designs. We see ourselves on a major growth cycle, eager to regain ground lost since the first acquisition in 2000 and years of investment group management. What do you perceive to be the biggest opportunities in the market for EAW in 2019 and beyond? EAW continues to see many opportunities in the pro audio market. We see room for growth in our current market segments and in additional aspects of the market. High performance with advanced technology is always welcomed, even at the somewhat premium price such products must command.

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And what are the biggest challenges? The main obstacle is fighting to achieve aggressive growth targets. Hiring new key people is a great opportunity, however, it is also a challenge in finding the right people. We are fortunate in recent hires to have gained some very talented and skilled people. ď Ž

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