Biamp hires Charlie Hughes as principal engineer
Biamp has appointed Charlie Hughes as principal engineer within the Electroacoustics division.
“Nearly two years after our acquisition of Community Loudspeakers and Apart Audio, our line of loudspeakers has expanded to include audio solutions for a full range of venues, including application-driven loudspeakers with precision coverage and premium sound quality,” said Jason Damori, vice-president of Engineering at Biamp in a prepared statement. “Biamp is committed to providing best-in-class audio solutions for demanding environments, and we are thrilled to welcome Charlie to help us further this mission.”
Hughes recently led his own consulting company, Excelsior Audio. He was formerly a design engineer at Peavey Electronics and Altec Lansing. Hughes has been an invited speaker and panelist for numerous Audio Engineering Society (AES) conventions. He currently serves on multiple U.S. and international standards committees, including AES, AVIXA, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).
“I’ve worked with Biamp for over 10 years in different consulting capacities, which has given me further insight into the company’s excellent product development process,” said Hughes. “With loudspeaker design, a lot of companies start at what they think is the beginning and put things together in the hope of achieving a desired outcome. I approach it the opposite way. I like to think about what we want the finished loudspeaker to do and work backwards, so we know it’s going to accomplish the intended goals when we complete the product design. The team at Biamp shares this philosophy, and I am excited to partner with a great group of people and assist with Biamp’s focus on loudspeaker innovation.”