Potters Bar, U.K. (August 8, 2011)--Bruno Hochstrasser has returned to Harman's Studer as general manager, reporting to Andy Trott (VP and general manager, Mixing and Microphones & Headphones).
Hochstrasser joined Studer in 1971 and was the product manager for the launch of the company's A800 in 1978, among many others. In 1990, he became president of Studer. Less than two years ago, he decided to go into semi-retirement but remained connected with the company as a brand ambassador, mainly in the Middle East, Africa and Europe.
"Bruno is today's ‘Mr. Studer,’" Trott says. "He has remained proud and loyal to Studer for over 40 years, and I'm delighted he has succumbed to me tempting him out of retirement. We are facing a fascinating new era as we rejuvenate Studer with many new talented staff and the development of some groundbreaking technologies, and this will require an experienced hand on the wheel. Bruno is liked and respected by our staff, distributors and customers alike, and I can't think of anyone better to do the job."
Hochstrasser adds, "For the past 40 years, Studer has been my life; I've seen it grow and reinvent itself and emerge as the best digital broadcast console business in the world today. The broadcast market is such an exciting place to be at the moment with so many changes presenting new opportunities for us manufacturers; we have some challenges ahead, but with our renewed investment in bright new people and some amazing new technology developments underway, I truly believe we are at the start of a bright new beginning."