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OXFORD, U.K. — Solid State Logic (SSL) named Jason Kelly product manager for its new Live console. Kelly, a 25-year veteran in live sound production and live event systems design and implementation along with technical support management, previously served as technical support manager at Midas Klark Teknik (MKT).
More details from SSL (www.solidstatelogic.com):
Kelly’s understanding of the live sound market makes him the ideal candidate for the position. He will build on his knowledge, as well as his sales and technical support experience, to help dealers and key customers understand all of the benefits of this innovative live-sound product. Working closely with SSL’s product design and development team, Kelly will also help to define product requirements and marketing strategies into the future.
“Everyone at SSL is very excited to enter this arena of audio production, and we are glad to have Jason with us to help support our success in the live sound industry,” says Antony David, Managing Director of Solid State Logic. “The SSL Live console has been years in the making and we’re happy to now be able to share it with the world. We know Jason’s keen understanding of the market and product sectors is the perfect combination for this position. We’re confident that he will help build our presence in the live market.”
Prior to joining SSL, Kelly was Technical Support Manager at Midas Klark Teknik (MKT), where he provided front line technical support and marketing strategies for all MKT products worldwide. In this position, he developed and implemented courses and training materials for MKT products, in addition to providing system design and integration support for customer installations.
His other recent roles include UK Sales and Support Manager for MKT, Technical Director for CTI Live Technical Engineering, a company involved with designing and implementing all aspects of live event production; and Technical Manager for Staras Technical Productions, which produces high-level live presentations.
“I am truly delighted to be working for a world-renowned company such as SSL,” says Kelly. “My years of experience in the live sound industry offer me the great opportunity to recognise the needs of the customers in that market. I foresee a strong future for SSL in this arena and look forward to helping the company grow its customer base.”
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SEATTLE — Symetrix named industry veteran Craig Richardson vice president of Global Sales. Prior to Symetrix, Richardson was vice president of A/V Integrator Market Development with Polycom. Prior to that, he was vice-president and general manager of Polycom’s Installed Voice Business for many years.
More details from Symetrix (www.symetrix.co):
“Craig Richardson is a major player in the world of audio for voice and video conferencing,” said Symetrix CEO, Paul Roberts. “We’re extremely excited to have a person of his caliber on board as we rapidly add teleconferencing products to our complete range of digital signal processors and accessories.”
“At Symetrix, I found a company with talented and dedicated people, a reputation for great products and customer-support, and a palpable level of enthusiasm for their new products and direction,” said Richardson. “It’s exhilarating to experience the passion and focus a rapidly growing company like Symetrix has for creating best-in-class products and services.”
During InfoComm Richardson will deliver a session called, “Designing and Troubleshooting Audio Conferencing Systems” on Wednesday, June 12th from 8 am to 10 am. The session will focus on the lifecycle of an audio conferencing system: from the needs assessment and design guidelines to troubleshooting during installation and commissioning.
“This session will streamline participants’ installation efforts and allow them to finish an installation sooner and with greater customer satisfaction,” said Richardson. “From a solution perspective, Symetrix’ new conferencing products, including SymNet Edge, the SymNet 4 Channel AEC Input Card, and SymNet Radius AEC, have a number of unique strengths including audio performance, audio routing options, form-factor, and price points. Their flexible architectures support both cost-effective smaller conferencing systems typically with eight or fewer microphones, and large, complex, conferencing systems connected via a Dante network over Ethernet.”
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