Los Angeles-based systems provider and integrator ALT Systems announced that Richard McKernan, a veteran recording engineer who’s also held leadership positions with Avid and Euphonix, has joined the company as a Senior Account Executive, based in Los Angeles.
“I’m thrilled to join a company that shares my passion and commitment to exceptional audio,” says McKernan. “From immersive audio for movies and television, to music recording, sound design, editing, and mixing, high-quality audio has never been more critical to the M&E industry. ALT Systems understands the importance of audio and has unparalleled experience helping customers create world-class content that looks — and sounds — amazing.”
McKernan’s prolific engineering career earned him technical, writing and arrangement, and instrument and performance credits on more than 118 albums in working with artists such as U2, Prince, and Stevie Ray Vaughan as well as the Pretty Woman movie soundtrack. In addition, he’s a founding member of the Entertainment Industry Professional Mentoring Association (EIPMA), an organization that connects industry professionals who volunteer to help individuals pursuing an entertainment industry career. As the Professional Audio Sales Manager for Avid Technology for more than 10 years and Euphonix’s Western Sales Director for over 14 years, he helped lead sales growth.
“Since 1993 we have continued to strengthen our commitment to delivering superior pro audio solutions, leveraging the power of Avid Pro Tools-based systems,” states Brian Botel, Vice President of Business Development at ALT Systems, and a founder of Cutting Edge Audio Group, now a division of ALT Systems. “With the industry expanding at such a rapid pace, we are fortunate to have someone with Richard’s experience to lead the charge in our audio division. With many storage and other technology solutions at our core, ALT Systems truly is a one-stop shop for end-to-end, cutting-edge solutions that offer extraordinary value.”
ALT Systems designs, deploys, and supports standalone and integrated audio system from technology companies including Dolby, providers of the Dolby Atmos immersive audio platform; Avid Technology, provider of Pro Tools digital audio workstations and S-Series mixing systems; as well as other top brands.
McKernan can be reached at [email protected].