Niles, IL (November 11, 2015)—Twenty years after he first joined Shure, president and chief executive officer Santo (Sandy) LaMantia has announced he will retire in July 2016. LaMantia and Shure chairman Rose L. Shure have appointed Christine (Chris) Schyvinck to succeed him as president and CEO. Schyvinck is currently COO and executive vice president of global operations, marketing and sales.
LaMantia joined Shure in November of 1995 as vice president of engineering. He was appointed president and CEO in May of 1996. “My time at Shure has been not only a privilege, but a dream come true, combining my truest passions: music and engineering,” said LaMantia. “It has been an honor to serve at the helm of a company that sets the bar for integrity, quality, innovation, and cooperation. Today, Shure enjoys outstanding growth, and now with a solid transition in place, the timing is right for me to step aside and spend more time with my family. Having someone with Chris’ skills, experience, and natural leadership ready to take the reins, has made my decision all the easier.”
Schyvinck joined Shure in 1989 and led the operations division before being named to lead global marketing and sales in 2006. More recently, she was promoted to COO and executive vice president of global operations, marketing and sales.
“It is an honor to be named Sandy’s successor,” commented Schyvinck. “Over the years, Sandy and I have worked closely to drive the vision for the company’s growth, and I’m confident that we’ve already built a strong foundation that will see us far into the future. I’m delighted that Sandy will be here for the next nine months, helping me transition into this new role. Shure has long established its position in the marketplace as an innovator focused on unmatched quality and reliability. With our talented team of Associates around the world, I’m confident we will continue to bring this vision to life, and move the company forward. I’m humbled to step into this new role, excited by the challenge, and thankful to the Shure Board of Directors for its support.”
“Sandy and I selected Chris as a possible successor almost 15 years ago,” said Mrs. Shure. “It is very rewarding to see our long-range plan for her come to fruition.”