VUE Audiotechnik has announced that Mark Engebretson has joined the company’s San Diego-based engineering leadership group as an engineering consultant, overseeing development and patent efforts for several advanced audio technologies slated for deployment throughout the VUE Audiotechnik line over the next 24 months.
“Mark and I have worked together numerous times over the years and I couldn’t be more excited that we’ll be collaborating once again,” states VUE Audiotechnik design chief Michael Adams. “I have tremendous respect for Mark’s innate ability to develop and leverage seemingly esoteric concepts into industry-defining products.
“His reputation speaks for itself and his experience will be a huge asset as we pursue new performance standards with unique designs that challenge commonly accepted conventions.”
Engebretson notes, “I’m excited about what I see happening behind the scenes at VUE Audiotechnik. There’s a powerful combination of passion, experience, and a commitment to exploring all options in order to drive innovation forward. At VUE I can bring something totally new to the industry I love. It’s a level of creative freedom that I’ve not experienced in a very long time.”
Prior to joining VUE Audiotechnik, Engebretson held leadership positions at some of professional audio’s most respected companies. Most recently he was the vice president of R&D and chief design architect for QSC Audio, and prior to that, he led the JBL Professional Northridge, CA-based R&D department.
Other highlights include a stint at Summit Laboratories, serving as vice president of product development for Altec Lansing, and the role of vice president of R&D for Paramount Pictures.
In 2002 Engebretson was honored at the 74th Academy Awards with a Scientific and Engineering Award for his contributions in the design and engineering of the modern constant directivity, direct radiator style motion picture loudspeaker systems.