Biggleswade, UK (November 26, 2018)—PMC Speakers has named audio veteran Tim Ireland as its new chief executive officer. With the appointment, co-founder Peter Thomas moves from his role as managing director to company chairman.
Ireland will take on overseeing day-to-day operations of the company, aiming to expand its product portfolio, UK distribution business and global distribution network. Additionally, he will be in charge of the manufacturing and operations departments, sales and marketing, personnel and finance functions, plus the company’s US office in California.
Ireland previously spent seven years as CEO of Meridian Audio and previously head of product development at Bowers and Wilkins.
Making the appointment, Peter Thomas commented, “The fantastic growth of PMC now requires it to have a dedicated CEO who can be focused entirely on the running of the global business. The board and I are extremely pleased to have appointed someone of Tim’s experience and knowledge. His proven management skills and business vision make him the perfect choice to lead our very strong management team that works to uphold the high standards that Adrian Loader and I set up 27 years ago.
“With Tim in charge, I can now concentrate on supporting the board as chairman, as we look to expand our manufacturing facilities. I shall continue to work with my son, Oliver Thomas, who heads up the research and development into new technologies and products.”
Ireland added, “I have long admired the business that Peter and Adrian started and have watched the incredible rise in its profile, products and sales over the past few years…. It’s a very exciting move for me to join such a team and I am relishing the opportunity to help drive the next stage of PMC’s continuing rise.”
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