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The MUSIC Group Appoints Chief Technology Officer
Technology Executive David FOOTE to Lead Global IT and IS Operations for all Music Group Brands
September 27, 2010 – The MUSIC Group welcomes veteran technology expert David Foote to the executive role of Chief Technology Officer for the Group’s leading audio and music brands, which include BEHRINGER, BUGERA, MIDAS and KLARK TEKNIK. Foote brings with him over 18 years of executive level IT and IS operational experience as an entrepreneur, CTO, and CEO. He joins the Group armed with a diverse management background in which he spearheaded multiple technology startups, served as an advisor to angel investors, developed complex enterprise software and lead the implementation of Tier 1 enterprise systems. David has a passion for technology-driven innovation, and holds several patents as a primary inventor. He studied at the University of California, Berkeley and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Cellular and Microbiology, with an emphasis in Neurobiology.
David Foote commented, “I am looking forward to working with CEO Uli Behringer and The MUSIC Group to enable the company’s vision of pushing the boundaries of automation and efficiency to deliver high quality and cost competitive pro audio products. It’s an exciting time in the pro audio market place, as technology innovation, mobile computing, and social networking are transforming the industry.”
He continued, “At the same time, advances in enterprise software and cloud computing provide significant opportunities for IS and IT to drive bottom line business value. It is my privilege to be able to execute Uli’s vision and work with the team at The MUSIC Group on initiatives spanning back office business transformation to consumer facing innovation.”
Chairman and CEO Uli Behringer said, “I have known David for many years, and he is one of the most capable and well-rounded individuals I have ever met. David has a keen ability to understand both the commercial and technological aspects of a business. Technology is most effective when it provides the efficiency required to free up time for human beings to focus on creativity.”
Behringer continued, “The MUSIC Group has very aggressive goals in implementing state-of-the-art ERP/MRP systems that are linked to Product Life Cycle and Content Management systems. This will allow us total visibility into every aspect of our business, and our end customers will have insight right down to the production floor where his/her product is manufactured. We are extremely excited about the implementation of our new Group Vision and David is the perfect man for the job.”
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About the MUSIC Group
The MUSIC Group is one of the world’s largest holding companies for pro audio and music products brands. As the corporate parent for world-recognized brands such as MIDAS®, KLARK TEKNIK®, BEHRINGER® and BUGERA®, the MUSIC Group owns and manages some of the finest brands in the industry.
The MUSIC Group provides a comprehensive product range covering multiple product categories to a wide spectrum of end-users including professionals, corporations and amateurs, as well as for public and commercial applications. They include loudspeakers, amplifiers, mixers, powered mixers, computer-based recording and DJ products, microphones, headphones, wireless systems, musical instruments and professional lighting systems.