Community Professional Loudspeakers has announced the appointment of Timothy Dorwart as CEO.
Dorwart brings over 30 years of sales, manufacturing and management experience in the pro audio and music industries. In his new role, he is tasked with overseeing the company’s overall business and sales strategies, and leading Community into a new era of exceptional growth.
Dorwart’s previous roles have included director and VP positions with Bose Corporation and DMX Music. Since 2007, he led the Stanton Group through a successful turnaround as their CEO.
Dorwart joins Community from Gibson Guitar Corporation where he held the position of general manager, pro audio and guided the integration of Stanton Group assets to form Gibson’s new Pro Audio Division.
“I am delighted to join Community at a pivotal time in their history,” states Dorwart. “The company is poised for considerable expansion and I look forward to leading the company into the future.”
Dorwart joins Community at an important stage of the company’s development. The company started as a loudspeaker component and lighting company 45 years ago when it was founded by current president and chief engineer Bruce Howze.
Today Community is a prominent loudspeaker manufacturer with an advanced product range, supplying acoustic solutions to high profile installations worldwide and enjoying its highest level of sales in domestic and international markets.
“Community has continued to grow throughout the economic recession, with its diverse profile of high value, high performance outdoor and installation products,” remarks Howze. “I’m confident that under Tim’s leadership, Community will not only continue its strong performance, but start an upward trajectory of unprecedented growth. Tim will be the major driving force in the company’s future. I’m thrilled to welcome him to Community.”