In his original three-year stint with The Soundcraft Group Richie was involved in the exciting developments of the Omnidrive and Varicurve platforms. After six and a half years with Martin Audio as Product Manager he returns to join a new team, leading an ambitious product initiative.
Richie says that during his period away from the company he had been able to monitor at a distance the growing influence BSS signal processing was having in the marketplace. During that time he also masterminded the sound design, in conjunction with Dave Parry, of London superclub, fabric.
“My reason for returning to BSS was that I wanted to be a part of the exciting changes taking place, and to face the huge challenges that lay ahead. It’s reassuring to see the legacy of the past influencing the development of the future.”
Of the vigorous BSS R&D programmes in place, he notes, “Some of the modifications will be in evidence by PLASA, while some brand new products will be introduced during the course of next year.
“For me, the timing couldn’t have been better.”
Another man returning to the Soundcraft Group this month is sales engineer Richard Ayres.
Richard spent 13 years handling technical support for all brands, interfacing with dealers and distributors before leaving a year ago to join system integrators, DRV. He now returns as sales engineer for Latin America and is relishing the chance to join a vibrant new team.
“Adrian Curtis contacted me following Andy Trott’s appointment as MD,” he explained, “and the opportunity to return to Cranborne House was too good to miss.”
New BSS sales team. Back row (left to right): Adam Holladay, Iain Gregory, Richie Rowley. Front row: Nick Williams, Richard Ayres