Earthworks Audio has named Mike Dias as vice president of global sales and marketing, coming to the company following five years as the director of sales and marketing at Ultimate Ears prior to making the move to Earthworks. He’s also the founder of the In-Ear Monitor International Trade Organization (IEMITO).
Earthworks COO Gareth Krassuer states, “Mike’s background in the industry — in terms of his relationships with distributors, resellers, organizations and manufacturers, members of the press, and the live sound reinforcement community — make him an invaluable addition to the team. He moved out to New Hampshire [where the company is headquartered] for family reasons and this new partnership becomes a win for all of us.”
Earthworks had been planning to expand even before the pandemic severely impacted the touring industry. “I’m honored to help spearhead the vision that the Earthworks management team has put in place,” says Dias. “I’ve always been attracted to the Earthworks product line and to their philosophy of building precision mics that can fit into any critical environment — measurement, studio or live sound — but right now a great product line is, perhaps, not enough to ensure future health. The other piece to the puzzle, and one that Earthworks understands very well, is the need to take care of all the people involved in the process; the dealers, end-users, partners, and employees.”
Dias will be based in New Hampshire and will continue to hold his position as the executive director of IEMITO. As part of the company’s ongoing expansion plans, he will also be assisting with growing the Earthworks team, with several positions opening immediately.