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NAMM 2018: Radial Engineering Acquired by Ultimate Support, CEO Janis Steps Down

By Daniel Gumble. The unexpected announcement came on day one of NAMM 2018

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Radial Engineering founder Peter Janis has left the company, following its acquisition by Mike Belitz, president and CEO of Ultimate Support Systems, at NAMM 2018.

The unexpected double announcement came on day one of NAMM 2018, in a development that has dominated headlines in Los Angeles.

Established in 1991, Radial Engineering was originally developed as a range of cable products by founder, president and CEO Janis. The release of its first direct box in 1996, the Radial JDI, was the first in a long line of releases that saw Radial become a leading name in direct boxes and audio solutions. Over the years years, the brand and its distribution network has grown to include a diverse range of brands, including: Primacoustic, Tonebone, Reamp, Hafler, Dynaco, Iso-Max and Jensen Transformers Inc.

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“I have always been passionate about premium accessories in the music industry,” said Belitz. “Instruments come in and out of fashion, but musicians and audio professionals will always need well designed, high quality solutions. Ownership of Ultimate Support Systems and Radial Engineering will offer incredible possibilities for the future.”

PSN understand that Janis currently has no plans to stay in the pro audio industry following his retirement.

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