Symetrix hires Sondermeyer as director of engineering27 October 2011
Pro-audio DSP hardware and software specialist Symetrix has announced the appointment of industry stalwart Jeff Sondermeyer to serve as director of engineering and chief technology officer.
With nearly 20 years’ experience to his credit, Sondermeyer is a former digital design leader at Peavey Electronics and Mackie Designs. Most recently, he was senior field apps engineer at Analog Devices (ADI). During his tenure at ADI, he helped Symetrix integrate ADI’s Sharc and Blackfin chips into Symetrix products.
“For a number of years, Jeff has been a major player in the pro-audio industry, from his design-side engineering management experience with Peavey and Mackie to his applications engineering work for ADI,” said Symetrix founder and CEO Dane Butcher. “As always, Symetrix maintains an aggressive product development roadmap. We feel very fortunate at this time to have Jeff on board to manage the execution of our strategic product initiatives.”
Sondermeyer added: “Having supported Symetrix for the past ten years, I have an appreciation for how the company works. Dane has created a tight-knit team of dedicated people with the same passion – making superior products. It runs more like a family than a business and I really like that! My short-term goal is to join the excellent engineering team, fill in holes, and increase productivity. My long-term goal is to continue fostering the culture at Symetrix that wins loyalty from contractors and other industry clients: superior sound, superior service, superior sales – just superior! No hacks, no workarounds, no excuses – just excellence!”