Audio-Technica has announced the expansion of its team dedicated to the broadcast and production market, with long-time employee Gary Dixon promoted to the newly created position of U.S. director, broadcast business development, where he is being supported by new engineering and technology advisor Ben Cochran and new broadcast sales engineer Brent Chamberlin.
In his new role, Dixon is focusing on strengthening relationships and developing new partnerships with broadcasters, production companies, rights holders, channel partners and service providers. His 20-year career includes work in commercial audio markets and systems at Audio-Technica, and owning his own systems design and installation business. He also has many years’ experiences in the community broadcast markets with freelance work and volunteering at Hudson Community Television (Hudson, OH).
Cochran is providing technical direction on new and existing products for broadcast. His 10-plus years with the company include product testing and engineering, research and development, and membership in various standards committees and new technology organizations, and his background is heavily focused on microphone development and audio-over-IP platforms.
Chamberlin is developing new accounts with broadcasters, production companies, rights holders, channel partners, and service providers. His 10-plus years at A-T have been focused on technical support of all products, and he’s also participated in the summer and winter games to support the application of the company’s products for the host broadcaster.
Kurt Van Scoy, A-T U.S. vice president and officer, products, business alliances and marketing, states, “Each member of this team has unique broadcast and production experience. Gary has developed exceptional product, management and sales skills in his career with Audio-Technica. And along with the additional appointments of Ben Cochran and Brent Chamberlin, both with exceptional technical skills and broadcast related experience, we have a team in place ready and willing to get the job done. They will provide a seamless move to lead and set plans and strategies for our broadcast division focus and success.”