Beaverton, OR (January 10, 2014)—Lee Minich, founder and president of Lab X Technologies, has joined Biamp Systems, closing the doors of the Lab X facilities in Rochester, NY.
Lab X has been a contract engineering design firm that provided connectivity solutions for the professional audio/video industry. Minich, who founded Lab X in 1996, is an active member of the AVnu Alliance, a consortium that advocates adoption of the IEEE 802.1 Audio Video Bridging (AVB) standards designed to make Ethernet suitable for audio and video transport. Lab X and Biamp have partnered on several development projects in the past.
“Our relationship with Lab X spans several years. We have great respect for the team that Lee has built and their success in contributing to the development of high-quality products,” said Steve Metzger, president and CEO for Biamp. “Lee’s rich base of experience in AVB and participation in the AVnu Alliance will be a great asset to Biamp. Plus, the addition of the former Lab X engineering team will enrich the talents and capacity of our engineering team and further strengthen our ability to develop products our customers want and need.”
Reporting to Matt Czyzewski, executive vice president of Operations, Minich will serve as engineering manager in charge of the Biamp Rochester office. This creates Biamp’s third engineering facility in addition to those at the Beaverton, Oregon headquarters and in Brisbane, Australia.
“Our team is very excited about becoming part of the Biamp family, and we’re looking forward to contributing to future product development in important and exciting directions,” Minich said.