Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems has appointed Kevin Kimmel to the position of mixer product manager, effective immediately.
In his new position, Kimmel will be responsible for product training, the implementation of marketing and support programs, and recommendations for mixer product design from the North American market to the research and development team in Japan.
He will report to Marc Lopez, marketing manager, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems.
For nearly three decades, Kimmel has been an audio mixer, system designer, recording engineer, and most recently held the position of assistant technical director at Disneyland.
He was also the monitor engineer for Tower of Power and Luis Miguel on his “Aries” and “Segundo Romance” world tours.
Kimmel served as production mixer on several shows for ESPN, and worked as a free-lance front of house/monitor mixer in the television industry on a multitude of shows including Jimmy Kimmel Live, Dr. Phil, several Survivor Finales, The Jerry Lewis Telethon, and the Wayne Brady Show.
Kimmel’s recording credits include recording/mixing engineer for many artists including Three Dog Night, Bobby Caldwell, Tower of Power, Ray Charles, and film credits include Raging Bull, The Blue Lagoon, First Blood, Rocky III, and Jaws 3D.
“Kevin’s vast mixing experience in many of the commercial audio market segments will be a real asset for our team,” states Lopez. “His caliber of expertise will provide a responsive level of support to our customer base.”