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Sound Devices Announces Three Key Appointments

New roles strengthen company's team

Paul Isaacs

REEDSBURG, Wisc. — Sound Devices, a manufacturer of audio and video products, announced the appointment of Paul Isaacs to vice president of marketing and product design, Dan Desjardins to manager of software development and quality assurance and Gabriel Benitez to sales manager.

“These three new appointments represent a significant step forward in our ability to develop and promote superlative video and audio products,” says Matt Anderson, CEO of Sound Devices. “Paul, Dan and Gabriel bring an essential wealth of sales, market and technical knowledge and experience to the company at a time when Sound Devices products are expanding into several important new markets.”

Prior to joining Sound Devices, Isaacs worked in broadcast engineering with the BBC, product development with HHB Communications and as an audio/video consultant with Applied Audio Consultants. Since 2008, he has been a key player in the definition, user-interface design and software development of Sound Devices’ video and audio recorders. In his new role as vice president of marketing and product design, he will work with new and existing customers about Sound Devices’ video and audio products. In addition, he will continue to be a main player in the design and definition of new products.

Dan Desjardins

“Paul’s outstanding in-depth product knowledge and industry experience is a huge asset in all of our future marketing efforts,” said Jon Tatooles, co-founder and chief business development officer for Sound Devices. “We are excited about all three announcements as it is representative of our overall growth and success as a company.”

Desjardins brings 24 years of experience as a software specialist, designer, manager and developer with Dynatech, iNews, Avid, Weather Central and WSI with him to Sound Devices. He also spent 11 years in broadcast television as a reporter, photographer, engineer and manager. As manager of software development and quality assurance, he will oversee the development of the latest firmware for all of Sound Devices audio and video products, while also ensuring that all hardware products from Sound Devices meet the company’s quality criteria before reaching the customer.

Gabriel Benitez

Benitez joins Sound Devices as sales manager. He has 15 years of experience working in the Latin American markets, with a background in audio engineering and RF coordination of wireless devices. A native speaker of both English and Spanish, he is also fluent in Portuguese. He will focus on increasing Sound Devices’ presence in the Latin American markets, while also strengthening the company’s reseller and distributor networks in the region.

Sound Devices, LLC designs and manufactures portable audio mixers, digital audio recorders, digital video recorders and related equipment for feature film, episodic television, documentary, news-gathering, live event and acoustical test-and-measurement applications.