New York (August 30, 2010)--Ian Popken has joined Fishman Acoustic Amplification as Director of Product Development.
Assuming responsibility for both Engineering and Product Management, Popken will work with Fishman’s leadership team to improve the company’s product development capabilities and business framework.
“Ian’s vast experience and particular expertise make him uniquely qualified to lead our product development efforts and to take them to the next level in the months and years ahead. We're thrilled to have Ian on board to help move Fishman to even higher levels of performance and success," says Fishman COO Jason Cambra.
Popken’s early career in engineering and management began with brands such as Boston Acoustics, Teradyne, Analog Devices, and later, as Director of Product Development for Russound. More recently, as Market and Technology Strategy Manager at Bose Corporation, Popken led strategic long-range product planning and exploration activities for its Home Entertainment Division. Most recently, he was the Marketing and Product Development lead for The OAC Group, a veteran independent consulting firm specializing in the consumer electronics and music industries.
Popken holds a degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Clarkson University and is an experienced classical guitar designer and builder.