Los Angeles, CA (June 1, 2017)—After a seven-year run, Phil Wagner, Focusrite Novation Inc. (FNI) president and Focusrite Audio Engineering limited director, has decided to retire from his position at Focusrite, effective today, June 1. Wagner has led FNI since its inception and helped spearhead the brands’ ongoing success in the U.S. market.
Wagner notes, “When FNI was started in 2010, I had no idea we would be as successful as we have been. The Focusrite and Novation brands have enjoyed quite a run since we formed this U.S. division, and I’m thrilled to have been in the position to take the team to such great heights. Our Focusrite Scarlett interface line and Novation Launch range have led the industry over the past four years. Additionally, a lot of hard work has gone into Focusrite’s RedNet line, and it’s now one of the leading players in the Dante-based audio-over-IP marketplace.”
Wagner continues, “With all that success in mind, I’ve decided to exit Focusrite’s business to take some much needed time for myself and my family. We have built a great U.S. team, and I’m confident in their ability to maintain the success going forward.”
Focusrite CEO Tim Carroll comments, “All of us at Focusrite appreciate Phil’s efforts and leadership with FNI. We wish Phil the best of success in the future.”
Wagner continues, “After a sabbatical period, I plan on serving as a consultant with various professional audio and musical instrument companies to create business development opportunities.”