The MUSIC Group has appointed David Foote to the executive role of chief technology officer for the group’s audio and music brands, including Behringer, Bugera, Midas and Klark Teknik.
Foote has more than 18 years of executive level IT and IS operational experience as an entrepreneur, CTO, and CEO. He brings The MUSIC Group a diverse management background in which he spearheaded multiple technology startups, served as an advisor to “angel” investors, developed complex enterprise software and lead the implementation of Tier 1 enterprise systems. He also holds several patents as a primary inventor.
Foote studied at the University of California, Berkeley and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Cellular and Microbiology, with an emphasis in Neurobiology.
“I am looking forward to working with CEO Uli Behringer and The MUSIC Group to enable the company’s vision of pushing the boundaries of automation and efficiency to deliver high quality and cost competitive pro audio products,” Foote states. “It’s an exciting time in the pro audio market place, as technology innovation, mobile computing, and social networking are transforming the industry.”
He continues, “At the same time, advances in enterprise software and cloud computing provide significant opportunities for IS and IT to drive bottom line business value. It is my privilege to be able to execute Uli’s vision and work with the team at The MUSIC Group on initiatives spanning back office business transformation to consumer facing innovation.”
Chairman and CEO Uli Behringer notes, “I have known David for many years, and he is one of the most capable and well-rounded individuals I have ever met. David has a keen ability to understand both the commercial and technological aspects of a business. Technology is most effective when it provides the efficiency required to free up time for human beings to focus on creativity.
“The MUSIC Group has very aggressive goals in implementing state-of-the-art ERP/MRP systems that are linked to Product Life Cycle and Content Management systems,” Behringer continues. “This will allow us total visibility into every aspect of our business, and our end customers will have insight right down to the production floor where his/her product is manufactured. We are extremely excited about the implementation of our new Group Vision and David is the perfect man for the job.”
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