Cambridgeshire, UK (August 26, 2010)–Audio Precision has opened a UK office, headed by British audio test engineer James Kelly.
“AP has a very loyal user base in the UK and Ireland,” comments Dave Schmoldt, President of Audio Precision. “This move will put AP’s technical expertise just a phone call away from our customers, and by selling direct we’re able to reduce prices.”
Heading the new Audio Precision UK is James Kelly, a British test and measurement engineer with more than 20 years’ experience of designing custom automated test solutions for a variety of manufacturers in the audio industry, mainly using AP audio analysers.
Kelly previously worked for companies including ARCAM (where he helped to develop the first ever functional ‘bed of nails’ testing facilities using AP analysers), TAG McLaren Audio, and International Audio Group (IAG) where he served as Head of Engineering in both Cambridgeshire and Shenzhen, China. Prior to leaving IAG, he designed automated test facilities for the manufacturing arms of Quad, Wharfedale, Mission and AudioLab.
“James’s experience in designing test workflows using our hardware will be invaluable to us,” says Daniel Knighten, Audio Precision VP of Products and Sales, “as will his detailed experience of dealing with production line test in China. That’s a very important market for us now, particularly with the launch of the APx515.”
As well as driving new UK sales, Mr. Kelly will be responsible for supporting existing UK-based AP customers and developing test solutions for them if required. “With over 20 years developing custom test routines using AP audio analysers, I should have most of the answers!” he quips from his new office.
Audio Precision UK Ltd