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People: Hires and Promotions in the Audio Industry for May 2021

Industry moves this month include promotions and hires at Meyer Sound Europe, Apogee Electronics, Shure, PK Sound, DCR Nashville, The Hideout Recording Studio and Gibson Brands.

Meyer Sound Europe managing director Wolfgang Leute (left) and Scott Gledhill
Meyer Sound Europe managing director Wolfgang Leute (left) and Scott Gledhill

Meyer Sound Europe

Meyer Sound Germany has been renamed Meyer Sound Europe. Under the leadership of managing director Wolfgang Leute, Meyer Sound Europe is responsible for sales and support activities throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Concurrently, director of international sales Scott Gledhill will now focus exclusively on the Asia-Pacific region. With Meyer Sound since 2016, Leute brings more than three decades of experience in pro audio to his new role, including high-level sales and distribution management positions with Shure and beyerdynamic. Gledhill joined the Meyer Sound global sales team more than 32 years ago, pioneering Meyer’s early expansion into Mexico and Latin America, developing the company’s education program and playing a key role in establishing its European distributor network.

Rich Nevens, Apogee Electronics
Rich Nevens

Apogee Electronics

Apogee Electronics has named Rich Nevens vice president of sales and customer success. In this role, Nevens will join the executive team to lead sales, channel marketing and customer success worldwide. Nevens brings with him 30 years of experience leading worldwide sales and solutions teams at Euphonix, Avid and most recently as vice president sales and marketing at Focusrite Pro. He brings years of established relationships with U.S. dealers and global distributors, as well as strong relationships with studios and enterprise customers.

From left, Shure's Mike Hader, Pat Knoll, Meg Madison and Bruce Skof
From left, Shure’s Mike Hader, Pat Knoll, Meg Madison and Bruce Skof

Shure

Shure has promoted four executives to vice president and senior vice president roles at the company: Mike Hader has been promoted to vice president, global software, in the product development division; Pat Knoll has been promoted to vice president, global facilities; Meg Madison has been promoted to senior vice president of human resources; and Bruce Skof has been promoted to senior vice president of corporate finance.

Hader joined Shure in 2019 with more than 30 years of experience at such companies as Continental Automotive, Zebra Technologies, Motorola and Nokia. Knoll came to the company in 2005 and leads an international team that oversees all Shure properties worldwide. Madison, who also joined Shure in 2005, oversees total rewards, training and development, talent acquisition, HR information systems and Shure’s HR business partner team. Skof arrived at Shure in 2000 and will additionally retain his current post as CFO.

Andrew King, PK Sound
Andrew King

PK Sound

PK Sound has named Andrew King to the role of global senior brand support. King will lead ongoing marketing and communications initiatives while also supporting colleagues and outside partners as a key part of the company’s brand team. King comes to PK Sound following a lengthy stint as editor-in-chief of numerous Canadian AVL and music industry media properties, including Professional Sound, Professional Lighting & Production, Canadian Musician and Canadian Music Trade magazines.

Paul Owen, DCR Nashville
Paul Owen

DCR Nashville

DCR Nashville has brought on industry veteran Paul Owen as president. Owen brings with him more than 40 years of music industry and production experience. He was previously vice president of Thunder Audio and most recently general manager of Solotech Nashville, having built a career by working his way up on the road, mixing for the biggest names in touring. Owen’s addition comes as the full-service event production company prepares to expand its facility.

Zoe Thrall, The Hideout Recording Studio
Zoe Thrall

The Hideout Recording Studio

Recording industry veteran Zoe Thrall has taken on the role of director of studio operations at Las Vegas’ The Hideout Recording Studio. Beginning her career at the Power Station Studios in New York as both an assistant engineer and in studio management, Thrall additionally worked with Little Steven Van Zandt as an engineer and as a musician in his band. Thrall went on to become president of Power Station Studios, as well as the manager at Hit Factory Studios in NYC, before arriving in Las Vegas in 2005 to oversee the opening and operations of Studio at the Palms.

Cesar Gueikian, Gibson Brands
Cesar Gueikian

Gibson Brands

Gibson Brands has promoted Cesar Gueikian to the newly created position of brand president. Gueikian joined Gibson in 2018 as part of the “new” leadership team, where he has focused on multiple duties, including brand building for the various brands—studio monitor brand KRK, amplifier brand Mesa/Boogie, and the guitar brands Gibson, Epiphone, Kramer and Steinberger. In his new role, Gueikian will take on additional responsibilities and strategic brand management.

Peter Cedmer, Nomono
Peter Cedmer

Nomono

Nomono, a spatial audio research firm focused on processing spoken word content, has brought on Peter Cedmer as vice president of product management. He served in similar roles at Dirac, and as both chief product officer and chief technology officer at Jays Headphones. He brings experience in the field of connecting signal processing technologies to audio products, with a focus on providing quality sound to end users.

Simon Small, Type One Studios
Simon Small Type One Studios

Type One Studios

Chicago’s Type One Studios has brought on Simon Small as an audio engineer and technician. Small, an audio engineer who has produced, recorded and mixed albums in a variety of genres, has previously worked on projects like Live from London by John Illes (Dire Straits), as well as singles and albums for Nadia Javed, lead singer of English DIY pop punk band The Tuts, Dead Man’s Whiskey, and Norwegian duo Amini.

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