THIEL Audio has hired Dennis Crosson as director of engineering and Gavin Bence as audio engineer as the company expands the scope and capability of its engineering department. Headed by VP Mark Mason, THIEL’s engineering team will help drive new product launches for the brand throughout 2015 and beyond.
Dennis Crosson brings an extensive background in audio engineering, design, testing, and manufacturing processes to the development of THIEL’s new product lineup, including the management of parts sourcing and associated quality control. Crosson developed products with respected brands such as PSB, JBL and Klipsch among others before joining THIEL, bringing a broad range of experience and a diverse skillset to his new position.
“Dennis is a highly technical and creative acoustic designer/engineer who will be invaluable in taking our new speaker designs from prototype to production once I have completed the design process,” explained Mark Mason, THIEL’s VP of engineering. “Dennis and Gavin will be charged with becoming an integral part of the product design stage while managing critical steps in development, testing, inspection, and manufacturing.”
Gavin Bence has a degree in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University and has experience as an engineering intern for Indy Audio Labs and Koss.
￼“The engineering team is critical to the ongoing development of THIEL’s product line, with an emphasis on ultimate performance as well as manufacturability,” explained THIEL CEO John Wittman. “THIEL is a brand with a vital legacy of award-winning loudspeakers touted for musicality and transparency. Mark and his team are always looking for ways to elevate our products to the next level and THIEL is committed to giving them the resources they require to design and manufacture world class loudspeakers.”
Crosson and Bence have joined the THIEL team at their new headquarters in Nashville, TN.