Miami, FL–Niles Audio Corp. has expanded its engineering division. Under the direction of executive vice president and COO Frank Sterns, the company says it is the first in a series of steps designed to reinforce its market leading position.
“Many people have asked what’s on the horizon for the New Niles,” said Sterns. “We’re going to keep doing what we’ve been doing for 27 years, but bigger and better. We’ve now got one of the largest contingents of full-time professional engineers whose mission is to develop innovative CI products while reducing time to market.”
The expansion began with the recent addition of vice president Jeff Haagenstad as the engineering group’s leader. Key additions include:
Allen Claxton’s promotion to the dual role of principal design engineer and director of loudspeaker development. In his new role, Claxton will lead a team devoted to speaker development, as well as craft a design strategy for Niles’ speaker product lines and their component parts. His overall focus will be on the development of Niles’ next generation speakers.
Alastair Roxburgh’s appointment to the role of chief architect for Niles systems. He will drive the technical architecture of the IntelliControl ICS whole-house audio distribution system, and all future systems designed on IntelliControl ICS architecture. In addition, Roxburgh will be responsible for the “Niles Technology Roadmap,” a tool which will help the company to develop design strategies for future multi-zone audio innovations.
The newest member of the mechanical engineering and industrial design group, Jeff Monaghan will serve at Niles as mechanical engineer with a primary focus on speakers. Prior to joining Niles, Mohaghan worked at Klipsch where he played a key role in their latest speaker design initiatives.
“Niles has always been at the forefront of sound design and our mission is built on providing purpose-built, application-specific lines that pleases everyone, especially the end-users,” said Haagenstad. “With the addition of these amazingly talented people, we are poised to create a new future fueled by a continuous stream of innovative products.”
For more information, visit www.nilesaudio.com.