P9 JULY/AUGUST 2019
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Audinate makes Aidan Williams new CEO as Lee Ellison steps down Audinate, developer of the professional AV industry Dante audio over IP networking solution, has announced that Aidan Williams, the current company’s CTO and cofounder, will succeed Lee Ellison as CEO. Ellison has informed the company of his intention to retire from his role as CEO on September 13, 2019, after the release of the company’s 2019 full year financial results. Commenting on the transition, Ellison said: “I am comforted by my decision to enter retirement, believing the time is right to hand the leadership over to Aidan.
Aidan, and the rest of our experienced executive leadership team, have built a close working relationship over many years, and I am confident that Audinate will continue to thrive under his leadership.” Speaking of his appointment to the role of CEOElect, Williams stated: “I look forward to building on the successes that occurred under Lee’s leadership. Having been closely involved in the technology and strategy of the business to date, I see my role as leading the team to unlock the value embedded in transforming the global AV industry through networking and software.”
I SEE MY ROLE AS LEADING THE TEAM TO UNLOCK THE VALUE EMBEDDED IN TRANSFORMING THE GLOBAL AV INDUSTRY THROUGH NETWORKING AND SOFTWARE AIDAN WILLIAMS
Yamaha makes Glenn Booth
Community makes Todd
named CTO of Adam
director of marketing,
Stevens regional sales
manager North America
Andreas Modschiedler was named chief technology officer of the Adam Hall Group at the beginning of June. In the newly created management position, his role is to strengthen the executive board and be responsible for IT and research and development (R&D). Since working as head of IT and digital from December 2016, Modschiedler has led the IT department and the digitalisation of in-house business processes. In his new role as CTO, Modschiedler will be devoting more time to this area. Alexander Pietschmann, CEO of the Adam Hall Group, commented on the new appointment: "With Modschiedler as CTO, we will take the structural and operational steps crucial to moving forward with our global digital transformation.”
Glenn Booth has joined Yamaha Corporation of America as director of marketing, pro audio, reporting to Alan Macpherson, VP, Integrated Marketing Group. As director, Booth is tasked with leading the professional audio marketing team while advancing the Yamaha, NEXO and Steinberg brands in North America. Booth earned his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He has been named a Certified Product Manager (CPM) by the Association of Product Managers and Product Marketers (AIPMM) and a Certified Audio Engineer by the Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE). He previously worked at Dimetis. Commenting on his new role, Booth said: “I have been a happy Yamaha customer myself for decades and I am very excited for the challenge ahead.”
Community Professional Loudspeakers has aappointed Todd Stevens as regional sales manage in North America. With 20 years of pro audio experience, Stevens has held sales and marketing roles with Guitar Center, Waves Audio and Manley Laboratories. He joins Community from Mavric, where Community was one of the key brands he represented. Stevens commented on his new role: “Continuing to refine my role as a sales manager with a technical twist will require newfound diligence. We must have a great product that works, obviously, but we also need incredible support pre- and post-sale. Community proved to me that the people make the difference; now I get to I become that valuable resource and not just a sales or product guy alone."
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