LOUD Appoints Clifford Nathan to General Manager, China
Will set market strategy, manage IP and provide in-market counsel to Ampeg, EAW, Mackie and Martin Audio Chinese distributors
Shenzhen, China – July 28, 2011 – LOUD Technologies Inc. (“LOUD”) today announced the appointment of Clifford Nathan to the newly created position of General Manager, China. In this role, Nathan will partner with the Company’s EAW, Martin Audio and Music Group (Ampeg, Crate and Mackie) distributors to set go-to-market strategy and build corresponding marketing plans for each brand. He will also manage LOUD’s business interests, including the enforcement of all intellectual property, throughout China. Based in Dalian, Nathan will report to Davwinder Sheena, LOUD’s APAC Managing Director.
Nathan’s most-recent professional-audio experience includes three years with Digidesign/Avid during which time he successfully launched Venue and positioned it as the top-selling digital console in Northern China.
"Clifford is a rare breed and a real asset,” explained Sheena. “He’s a former creative director for a Hong-Kong-based advertising agency, a trained architect, revered live sound engineer, seasoned pro-audio industry businessperson, and speaks four Chinese dialects. With this background, he’s ideally suited to partner with each of our distributors and construct a solid bridge back to our worldwide business units to bring new ideas, energy and Company resources to the China market."
About LOUD Technologies Inc.
LOUD Technologies Inc. (NasdaqCM: LTEC) is one of the largest manufacturers and marketers of professional audio and music products. As the corporate parent for world‑recognized brands including Alvarez, Ampeg, Crate, EAW, Mackie, Martin Audio and TAPCO, LOUD produces a wide range of digital recording products, loudspeakers, commercial audio systems, audio and music software, guitars, guitar and bass amplifiers and orchestral string instruments. LOUD’s brands may be found in professional and project recording studios, video and broadcast suites, post-production facilities, sound reinforcement applications including churches, nightclubs and retail locations, and on major musical tours. For more information, please see our website: www.loudtechinc.com.
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