Orange, CA (January 12, 2010)–Industry veteran Mark Pinske has been appointed as executive director of sales and marketing for Radian Audio Engineering. He has more than 20 years of experience in the pro audio industry and is known for his seven-year association with Frank Zappa as his chief recording engineer.
Pinske joins Radian Audio from Peavey Electronics, where he was general manager of Media Matrix, Crest Audio and Architectural Acoustics for nearly a decade. He had a history of product development prior to that appointment, beginning with Quad-Eight Electronics, a Southern California-based manufacturer of recording and custom film consoles and audio processing equipment, where he served in a number of roles, including engineer, national sales manager and plant superintendent.
Pinske helped develop the first commercially available PZM microphones with Ken Wahrenbrock, and did the final testing of the product during the first digital recordings of a symphony orchestra. Those recordings also field-tested the first Sony digital multitrack PCM 3324 tape machines. He also pioneered the very first live satellite uplink mixes for MTV’s simulcast television and radio broadcast of one of Zappa’s legendary Halloween performances at the New York Palladium, in 1981.
Richard Kontrimas, president and founder of Radian, stated, “Mark is familiar with the audio industry from recording and sound production through to sound reinforcement, both as an end-user and as a manufacturer. We are very pleased to have someone with such extensive experience in the professional sound business working with us and directing our efforts.”
Pinske commented, “Radian offers very high-quality products for the sound contractor and touring production markets. I am looking forward to being part of the Radian Audio team and putting my experience to work.”
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