Westlake Village, CA, (August 25, 2009)–Blue Microphones has hired industry veteran John Maier as chief executive officer. Maier makes the move after nearly seven years as CEO of TC Group Americas, working with such brands as Tannoy, TC Electronic, Lab.gruppen, TC-Helicon, Dynaudio Acoustics and Linn Electronics.
Maier joins Blue with the idea of building on the 15-year-old company acquired last year by private equity firm, Transom Capital Group. In addition to Blue’s pro audio product line, Maier will oversee the company’s consumer electronics product lines as well as its entry into new markets.
“While recent efforts to strengthen our infrastructure and accelerate product development have really grown the business over the past year, we think we’re just scratching the surface,” said Russ Roenick, director at Transom Capital Group. “Now is the perfect time for someone with John’s experience and know-how to capitalize on the work we’ve done and lead our growth going forward.”
In addition to his time with TC Group Americas, Maier spent time in the retail side of the industry as the pro audio buyer for Guitar Center, and gained sales and marketing experience in director positions at Alesis Electronics and Sound Marketing.
“It’s been exciting to watch Blue’s growth and innovation over the years,” said Maier when asked about his new position. “I’m looking forward to the challenge of leading the company through this next phase of growth.”
Maier will be based in Blue Microphones’ Westlake Village, CA headquarters.