Novato, CA (October 7, 2011)—Performance Media Industries (PMI) has appointed Manny LaCarrubba as chief engineer.
With over 20 years in the professional audio space, LaCarrubba brings to PMI experience in acoustics, music production, audio technology and business acumen. Leading PMI's engineering team, LaCarrubba will be responsible for expanding and improving its methodologies and technologies for the engineering and specification of high-end residential and commercial spaces, recording studios and venues.
He has worked as a recording engineer in the music industry, and as a consulting technology engineer to the semi-conductor industry specializing in noise and vibration control. In the late 1990s, he founded Sausalito Audio to commercialize patents related to loudspeaker design, and to produce advanced audio and architectural loudspeaker systems for custom installation.
For 10 years, LaCarrubba was a staff and chief engineer at Sausalito recording studio, The Plant. His music engineering credits include tracks and albums for Santana, Michael Bolton, Celine Dion, Kenny G, Mariah Carey and many more. He also designed some of The Plant's recording rooms. "I am elated that Manny is now heading up our engineering team," says Anthony Grimani, PMI president. "His can-do spirit, solid technical skills and years of experience will propel PMI a great leap forward in what we offer to our customers, and to the industry."
LaCarrubba holds several patents related to loudspeaker engineering, all of which have been integrated into commercial products manufactured by Bang & Olufsen of Denmark.