Tino FibaekSydney, Australia (September 8, 2009)--Fairlight has reorganized its corporate structure, with Tino Fibaek, the man behind Fairlight's FPGA technology, taking over the position of General Manager from John Lancken, who has left the company to pursue other interests.
According to the company, the re-organization, instigated by Fairlight's investor directors George Kepper, Kenji Fukuda and Rodney Lowe, "introduces a formal management team that will enable the company to move forward in line with changing market demands and the future requirements of its international customer base."
Commenting on the restructuring, Kepper noted, "Since the reformation of Fairlight in 2003, Fairlight's business has grown significantly and John has done a great pioneering job for the company. Our new management structure enables us to capitalize on current growth levels, expand into new territories and deliver even better technical solutions and service to our discerning customer base."
Key responsibilities for manufacturing, R&D, sales and marketing, have been distributed to a senior management team reporting directly to Fibaek. Senior development engineer Gary Lamb, takes over as R&D Manager, while Chris Pickard becomes Manufacturing Manager. Ken Barnsley, the newest member of the Fairlight team and formerly European Operations Director, has expanded his role to direct world-wide sales and marketing. He is assisted by Andrew Bell; one of Fairlight's longest serving employees, as Marketing Co-ordinator.
Fibaek remarked, "This is a new and very exciting time for Fairlight. With an expanding R&D program, we will see new products introduced, directly targeting new markets. Most importantly, we have a very dedicated R&D team, committed to offering total workflow solutions, with third-party audio and video systems for the broadcast and post-production sectors."