By PSW Staff • June 10, 2011 Pauline Ortiz y Pino and David Rahn of Alcons Audio USA Dutch loudspeaker manufacturer Alcons Audio has announced the formation of Alcons Audio USA, which sees the company take its first significant steps towards penetrating the U.S. market. Alcons Audio USA will be headed by David Rahn, most recently national sales manager at Renkus Heinz, and Pauline Ortiz y Pino, business development specialist, and will be based in Dana Point, CA. “We are very excited to be joining Alcons Audio,” says Rahn. “What intrigued me most about this opportunity was not only the reputation that Alcons Audio has developed in such a short time, but the technology behind the Alcons Audio loudspeaker systems. First and foremost, their proprietary Pro-Ribbon technology leaves no question as to the superior performance and capability of their products.” “We are honored to have been chosen to join the Alcons Audio team and to introduce this evolutionary product to North America,” adds Ortiz y Pino. “The world-wide reception to the brand has been incredible and this is the perfect time to establish the company’s North American office.” “Needless to say, the U.S. market is very important, to some even ‘the cradle of pro-audio’,” states Alcons co-founder and managing director Tom Back. “With new market developments such as 3D and Digital Cinema, for which our Cinemarray cinema systems are ideal, and the forthcoming LR24 mid-size line-array with Sentinel amplified controllers for the live sound market, the timing for introducing our pro-ribbon solutions to the US market is perfect. “Since we started the company in 2002, we’ve had the philosophy of not entering the U.S. until we were able to establish our own office there and be able to provide the comprehensive support our customers deserve and have come to expect. Although we received many enquiries from the U.S., we have stuck to that principle. “As we maintain an organic development strategy within our company, getting the right person on board was always going to be a matter of time. With David and Pauline joining us, that time has come. We’re very happy that we can continue our global development into this pivotal market with this fantastic team.” Alcons Audio Website Comments Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Tagged with: Alcons Audio Business Management Manufacturer Personnel Poll · all topics Subscribe to Live Sound International Subscribe to Live Sound International magazine. Stay up-to-date, get the latest pro audio news, products and resources each month with Live Sound.