Milford, NH-based Earthworks Audio has filled the first of several open positions created by the company’s ongoing expansion, bringing Mike Dias on board as vice president of global sales and marketing. Dias spent five years as the director of sales and marketing for Ultimate Ears prior to making the move to Earthworks. He is also the founder of the In-Ear Monitor International Trade Organization (IEMITO); he will continue his role as the group’s executive director. Dias will be based in New Hampshire and will assist in growing the Earthworks team as it fills numerous positions opening immediately.
64 Audio has appointed Jazmin Moreno as chief marketing officer. Moreno will lead 64 Audio’s worldwide marketing, sales and communications initiatives in support of the company’s vision and product roadmap. Moreno is a music industry veteran who brings more than a decade’s experience to her new role; prior to joining 64 Audio, Moreno served as the head of digital marketing and ecommerce for Ultimate Ears Pro, a division of Logitech. She will report directly to founder and CEO Vitaliy Belonozhko.
Pro audio industry expert Ted White has joined PMC USA as director of operations/chief engineer. White’s pro audio career has spanned many management roles encompassing marketing, technical sales and service for companies such as Solid State Logic and Harman. He has also accumulated plenty of experience on the user side of the industry, working as a composer, music producer, engineer and audio mixer for West Coast facilities such as Conway Recording Studios, Media Hyperium Studios, Studio Intonato and Live Nation Studios. He joins PMC from Focusrite Pro, where he held the position of global marketing manager.
United Recording has named Grammy-nominated recording industry veteran Bill Smith as chief archiving engineer for its United Archiving division. Smith began his career in New York City in 1985, working at The Hit Factory, Quad Recording, and Todd Rundgren’s Secret Sound Studios. Moving to Los Angeles in 1990, he secured a staff engineer position at Capitol Studios, where he remained for several years before transitioning into freelance work. During these years, he worked on both Grammy-winning and Grammy-nominated albums for Barbra Streisand, John Fogerty, Natalie Cole, George Benson, Trevor Horn, The Manhattan Transfer, Diana Krall, Toto, Queen Latifah, Arturo Sandoval, Chris Botti, Al Jarreau and others. Smith also spent 11 years working as the personal recording assistant, co-engineer and Pro Tools operator for industry legend Al Schmitt.
Audiologic has appointed Andrew Matthews as business manager for Ireland and Scotland, where he will be responsible for maintaining and building on existing relationships with Audiologic’s integrator network, presenting technical solutions and further developing the business. Matthews joins Audiologic primarily from Bose Corp., where he was director/national sales manager for Ireland in all channels that included consumer electronics and live and installed sound. Matthews began his work at Bose in manufacturing and developed a lifelong passion for audio from there.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Stephanie Loveless has been named the director of the Center for Deep Listening at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, which stewards the philosophy and practices of sonic awareness pioneered by the late Pauline Oliveros. Established in 2014, the center serves as the archival repository for the work of Oliveros, who died in 2016, and continues the development and delivery of Deep Listening training and certification. Loveless, a lecturer in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS) at Rensselaer, will guide the center’s efforts to promote and develop Deep Listening through education and outreach.
AVDG has appointed industry veteran Timothy Hill, CTS-I, CTS-D, CCDA, to the position of general manager of the company’s eastern U.S. operations, underlining AVDG’s ongoing expansion in the commercial and residential market sectors. Hill will provide leadership at all levels of the organization, overseeing AVDG’s expansion throughout the eastern United States and leading day-to-day business operations. Previously, Hill was global vice president of engineering at AVI-SPL, where he established engineering standards, overseeing the management of an international team of more than 350 personnel. He also founded OmniPresence, an audiovisual and video conferencing integrator, and served as the company’s CTO for nine years, until its acquisition in 2011.