Since the announcement last summer that Roger Furness would step down as executive director of the Audio Engineering Society (AES), a position he’s held for 17 years, we’ve wondered who would take the reigns.
Today, after an exhaustive search, AES President Jan Abildgaard Pedersen announced that the new executive director is Bob Moses, longtime AES member and officer, accomplished product designer (Rane, DHT, THAT), technologist, and pro audio industry advocate.
Moses will assume his new role January 1, 2012. In accepting the position, Moses commented on the challenges the organization faces, and where he plans to start…
“My initial task is to identify where the AES provides maximum value to its membership and the industry, and to advance new ways to enhance this value,” Moses said. “Sixty-three years ago the AES was the place for the scientific community to share ideas. Over time, AES Conventions evolved as the best forum for manufactures to exhibit professional audio products. But today, the Internet and persistent economic challenges worldwide have changed the game.
“Based on my own experience as an AES member, author, and exhibitor, I know the AES remains a vital resource for audio professionals. We need to clarify that value and communicate it better. I’m ready for the challenge.”
A bit of background on Moses…
In 1987 after graduating from McGill University with an electrical engineering degree, Bob Moses joined Rane Corporation as a digital audio product designer. In 1995 he invented a novel means of transporting audio over Firewire and cofounded Digital Harmony Technologies (DHT) to deploy this technology. Moses worked as a consultant to numerous consumer and professional audio manufacturers until he was recruited by THAT Corporation in 2006 as Program Manager of its integrated circuit (IC) business. During the past five years he has concentrated his energies on managing new technology development at THAT.
As a member of the AES Board of Governors since 1999; VP Western Region, 2001 -2006; and President, 2007 – 2008, Bob Moses has served an increasingly integral role within the organization and on Convention development, including several consecutive turns as Product Design Track Chair.
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