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New co-chairs for Media Networking Alliance

Will Hoult from Focusrite steps down after two years in the role

The Media Networking Alliance (MNA) – the professional industry alliance established to promote awareness and uptake of the high-performance AES67 audio interoperability standard – has appointed two new co-chairs of its Marketing Working Group.

Angi Roberson (pictured above), director of marketing at The Telos Alliance, and Martin Barbour, product manager of installed systems at QSC Audio, will jointly hold the position for the next year, taking over from Will Hoult from Focusrite.

MNA Vice Chairman Terry Holton says: “Presented with two candidates of such outstanding calibre and experience, we took the decision to ask them to consider co-chairing the working group, which happily they agreed to do.

“The expanding rate of uptake of AES67 is correspondingly increasing the workload of the Alliance in promoting awareness and educational support of the interoperability standard among the professional audio, AV and broadcast industries, and in supporting the on-going work of industry professionals and standards’ bodies like the AES and SMPTE, Angi and Martin are most ably equipped to ensure that we successfully manage that task.”

Roberson has over 20 years experience in the broadcast industry, since starting out in sales and customer service at Pacific Research & Engineering in 1993. She joined The Telos Alliance almost ten years ago, initially as tradeshow coordinator. Now as director of marketing she oversees all aspects of marketing for the Radio Division, including Telos Systems, Omnia Audio, Axia Audio, and 25-Seven Systems.

Barbour (pictured right) has worked in professional audio for 17 years as an AV systems engineer, designer and installer. He has worked on major projects including Wembley National Stadium and the O2 Arena in the UK, and the Atlantis Hotel and Water Theme Park in Dubai. Martin joined QSC Audio in 2010 and as product manager he oversees all audio aspects of the Q-SYS platform.

Hoult had chaired the working group for the last two years.