THE RIGHT TEAM AND THE RIGHT EXPERIENCE
Our founders have been at the epicenter of some of professional audio’s most noted success stories. At VUE Audiotechnik this team unites with a firm commitment to relationships and an unflinching focus on innovation through technology and fresh thinking.
Ken Berger – CEO:
As co-founder and CEO of Eastern Acoustic Works (EAW), Ken grew EAW into a major industry powerhouse by listening attentively to customer feedback and assembling a responsive business model, more agile and effective than the larger, slow-moving competition. Ken’s dedication to thinking differently enabled EAW to grow to over $50M in revenue before Mackie Designs acquired the company in 2000. As CEO of Pro Sound Web, Ken went on to apply a similar commitment to community engagement, growing PSW into one of the most active and dedicated user communities for professional live sound and recording enthusiasts online today. Ken has also held executive positions at LOUD Technologies, SIA Software, N-Tune and Music Sciences.
Jim Sides – Executive Vice President:
As a member of the founding management team at Apogee Sound, Jim contributed to Apogee’s quick rise from start-up to an international multi-million dollar powerhouse with subsidiaries in Japan and Germany. Jim also founded the US subsidiary of NEXO SA (France), helping to establish NEXO as a highly respected and successful brand in the Americas in just three years. Most recently before joining VUE Jim spent 2005 until 2010 in Europe as MD / CEO of Meyer Sound Labs GmbH, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Meyer Sound, Inc., where he led the company to unparalleled growth and market share. He left Meyer Sound back in February to start VUE Audiotechnik. Neither Jim nor VUE are affiliated, in any way, with Meyer SoundLaboratories.
Michael Adams – Head of Engineering:
A skilled engineer whose design talents balance science with a practical, real-world approach honed from nearly four decades as a FOH/Monitor engineer (Jimmy Buffett, Jackson Browne, Emmylou Harris) and system designer for one of America’s top touring and installation sound companies. Michael was also co-founder of Audio Composite Engineering (ACE), playing key roles in the development of some of the most successful loudspeaker systems in use today, including the JBL Vertec series and QSC’s Wideline series.
Sara Elliott – VP of Operations:
With more than 20 years of experience in professional audio, Sara has held strategic marketing and operational positions with numerous sound production companies including Burns Audio, A-1 Audio, and PRG. Sara also served as Director of Marketing and Sales for Live Sound International Magazine and ProSoundweb.com, two of the industry’s most respected news and technical information sources. Sara brings to VUE Audiotechnik a wealth of industry relationships and a deep understanding of business operations.