Long Beach, CA–Russound has promoted Andy Lewis to director of product management.
Lewis, who most recently held the position of senior product manager, is now responsible for all facets of Russound product management, from the development of new products and technologies, to accelerating time-to-market schedules for all product categories.
“The multiroom audio-video market is evolving at lightning speed, and it takes visionaries like Andy to sort out the products and technologies that will offer the greatest benefit to our customers,” said Joe Brouillet, Russound’s Chief Executive Officer. “Over the past seven years, Andy has continually proven himself to be a sharp observer of our industry with his primary focus on creating new products that take advantage of the latest technologies available. His tireless efforts have helped make Russound the leading brand in the multiroom audio business.”
“The product team at Russound is unbelievably talented,” said Lewis. “You don’t often find seven product management professionals of this caliber working under the same roof. As IP, Power Line Carrier technologies and other ground-breaking developments make inroads, we’re going to continue to raise the bar on product development to ensure that new models make it to market on time, with the same performance and reliability that Russound is known for.”
Since joining Russound in 2000, Lewis has held several prominent positions, all of which were focused on introducing new and important products to the custom installation market. In particular, Lewis is credited as being a driving force behind the creation and success of Russound’s award-winning RNET line of advanced technology products that “communicate” with one another through two-way feedback. Products include the CAV6.6 multiroom controller amplifier, the UNO-S2 touchscreen, and the SMS3 Smart Media Server.
Prior to joining Russound, Lewis held several technical and engineering positions with noted brands such as B&W, EAW, Acoustic Research, and Audio Design Associates. He received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University, and is a member of the Audio Engineering Society.