View From The Top
View from the Top: Mohit Parasher, Guitar Center Business Solutions
Mohit Parasher, newly appointed president of Guitar Center Business Solutions, shares why the future is “Smart”—as in Smart Homes, Smart Offices and Smart Venues.
Mojave Audio’s Dusty Wakeman and Colin Liebich Keep the Ribbon Mics Rolling
Mojave Audio's Dusty Wakeman and Colin Liebich aim to put boutique studio microphones into the marketplace for pros of all levels.
View from the Top: Gordon Kapes, Studio Technologies
Gordon Kapes, president of Studio Technologies, shares the business philosophy and insights that have helped the 16-employee company launch more than 100 products over the years.
Masque Sound’s Scott Kalata on Exceeding Expectations
The director of theatrical operations at Masque Sound shares that while the audio provider is known for its work on Broadway and Off-Broadway shows and touring productions, there’s far more going on inside its New Jersey headquarters.
View from the Top: Tom Sumner, Yamaha Corp. of America
Tom Sumner, president of Yamaha Corp. of America, shares how the company has thrived through good times and bad, and why it’s not afraid to Make Waves.
View from the Top: Colleen Harper, Executive Director, Audio Engineering Society
By Clive Young. Colleen Harper, the new executive director of the Audio Engineering Society, shares how the AES is changing to provide more value and education to members, foster greater diversity, and embrace modern music genres and audio technologies.
Andy Munitz Reveals Sony’s Long Pro Audio Heritage
Andy Munitz, pro audio product manager at Sony North America, discusses product development, new offerings and the privilege of being part of the pro audio industry.
View from the Top: Jeremy Bridge, CEO/Chief Engineer, PK Sound
By Clive Young. Jeremy Bridge recounts how his passion for both engineering and entrepreneurship paved the way his founding loudspeaker manufacturer PK Sound.
View from the Top: Jim Dugan, President, Wisycom USA
By Clive Young. Jim Dugan discusses bringing the Italian RF company's products to the United States and how that completes a worldwide picture for Wisycom.
View from the Top: Dom Harter, Managing Director, Martin Audio
One of the biggest pro-audio news stories of the year was Martin Audio’s management buyout. Now managing director Dom Harter sits down with Pro Sound News to look at where the venerable loudspeaker manufacturer’s been and what lies ahead.
View from the Top: Mike Belitz, CEO, Ultimate Support Systems and Radial Engineering
By Clive Young. Belitz describes himself proudly as “the dumbest guy in the room."
View from the Top: Sara Elliott, COO, Vue Audiotechnik
From the top of VUE, Sara Elliott shares her views.
View from the Top: Maureen Droney, The Recording Academy
“I’m privileged to be an advocate for my favorite people: recording engineers and producers."
View from the Top: Stephen Siegel, Fulcrum Acoustic
By Clive Young. “As a technology-driven company, we are always experimenting with better ways to solve sound reinforcement challenges," says Siegel.
View From The Top: Powersoft’s Lastrucci
By Silas Lynch. Claudio Lastrucci began his journey into pro audio as a multi-instrumentalist, playing piano, drums and saxophone “a bit,” he admits of the latter. But it was while attending the University of Electronic Engineering in Florence, Italy,...
View from the Top: Wolfgang Fraissinet, Sennheiser Electronic
Wolfgang Fraissinet has worked for Neumann since 1990, yet his involvement in music and sound has been a lifelong journey.
View from the Top: Lisa Kaufmann and Will Eggleston, Genelec
Genelec Inc., the North American subsidiary of Genelec Oy, was created in 1996 as a two-person distribution center in Natick, MA with Lisa Kaufmann, managing director, and Will Eggleston, marketing director.
View from the Top: Blake Augsburger, Harman Professional Solutions
Blake Augsburger joined the pro audio industry in 2000, when HARMAN acquired Crown Audio, “and recruited me to lead the business and turn it around,” he recalls.
View from the Top: Matt Ward, Chief Executive Officer, Plugin Alliance
Overseeing Plugin Alliance is Matt Ward, who brought a lifetime’s experience to the table when he joined the company in January 2014.
View from the Top: Bryan Bradley, JBL Professional
What first attracted Bryan Bradley to JBL Professional was the company's legacy within the industry—not just from a technology standpoint, but also for its participation in some of the most historic moments in the past 100 years.
View from the Top: Erik Tarkianen, Harman Professional
With 10 pro audio brands under its name, Harman Professional holds a unique position within the industry, as providing a high-quality line of products is just the first tier of the company’s business model.