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Our Team

THE RIGHT TEAM AND THE RIGHT EXPERIENCE

Our team members 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:

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Ken Berger’s VUE Bio Page: vueaudio.com/kenbio/

Ken Berger VUE Bio Page: vueaudio.com/kenbio/

Michael Adams – Design Chief:

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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.

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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.

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George Dreyer, Senior Engineer Manager

Dreyer brings 25 years of electrical and professional speaker design experience with Alesis and Carvin to VUE. He will lead amplifier and electronic development, along with being instrumental in bringing VUE’s aggressive innovative new product roadmap to market. VUE will be showcasing these new products at the 2018 NAMM show.

 

 

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Shawn London –  Touring Sound Market Development:

London’s responsibilities at VUE includes expanding VUE’s sound company partner network, and relationships with FOH and system engineers. As VUE’s touring market ambassador, he is constantly working to build market demand for VUE touring products (primarily the al-Class Acoustic Linearity line arrays and HM Stage Monitors) by presenting the sonic performance, packaging and business benefits of our systems.

Shawn previously worked as live sound and touring business development manager for Allen & Heath, as well as house audio engineer at the El Ray, Fonda Roxy and Fox Theaters in Los Angeles. His pro audio pedigree includes twenty years of engineering and production experience in both studio and live environments. Shawn has experience with some of the most notable festivals including Lollapalooza, Coachella and the Warped Tour, and has performed front of house and monitor duties for numerous Eagles of Death Metal, Neon Trees, CrystalMethod, Jane’s Addiction, 30 seconds to Mars, The Used and Fishbone.

 

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Partial list of Shawn’s  previous positions:

  • Allen & Heath Ltd – Business Development Live Sound/Touring – 2017 -Product representative for the DLive console line for Allen & Heath audio mixers.Eagles of death metal – FOH engineer – 2017
  • House Audio Engineer – El Rey Theatre, Fonda, Roxy, Fox theatre 2009 – Live entertainment and event productions. Tour Manager/FOH
  • El Capitan Theatre – A1 Audio Engineer – 2003 – 2004
  • Sonic Magic – Sound Editor/Designer – 2002 – 2003 – Culver City, Ca – SFX Editor for many feature films and commercials
  • Kevin Lyman Production Services – Production Crew – 1990 – 1995 – Claremont, Ca – Golden voice crew, local crew for Lollapalooza and other corporate events.

 

Frauke Jungbluth – European Market Development Director

Jungbluth brings to VUE more than three decades of experience in building and nurturing highly effective distribution and dealer relationships across Europe. Her most recent position at Penn Elcom GmbH followed a 12-year stint at EV/Dynacord, now part of Bosch Communications. Jungbluth has also held strategic sales roles at noted pro audio companies such as NHTL Holztechnik GmbH, SYRINCS Audiotechnik, and Trius Vertrieb.

 

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Tony Sawyer – APAC Technical Support Specialist 

Following nearly two years of unprecedented growth across throughout the APAC region, VUE is pleased to announce the appointment of Tony Sawyer to the new position of Technical Support Specialist, APAC.

In his new role, Sawyer will focus on bolstering VUE’s significant growth by providing distributor, sound company, and consultant technical and design support as well as product training across APAC territories. He will also provide technical training and content to support VUE partners in other worldwide markets. Sawyer joins VUE from his most recent position as Head of Systems at Pioneer Professional Audio, which followed an 11-year stint with global responsibility at Bosch Communications / Electro-Voice / Dynacord. His three and a half decades in the industry will bring a wealth of experience to VUE’s customer base.

 

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William Xu – China Market Development Manager

Reporting to CEO Ken Berger, William Xu, formerly VUE sales manager, will take on the expanded role of corporate representative, and function as the main liaison between VUE headquarters and the expanded Shanghai-based VUE China support team.

 

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Jon Garner – European Market Development Director

With an eight-year track record in sales management, inside sales and tech support with Powersoft, and a background in electronics and electrical engineering, Jon is the ideal mix of practicality and vision. His main focus will be on expanding VUE’s growing momentum in live sound and touring.

 

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Brandon Rienis

Brandon Rinas, Sales Development House of Worship Systems

Brandon has an extensive background in live sound reinforcement, studio engineering and custom audio visual installations. He started his career 14 years ago as an engineer with Sound Image and moved to their contracting division. His main focus will be on furthering VUE’s already strong reach into the house of worship market.

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James Duvall – Central US Market Development:

James responsibilities at VUE includes expanding VUE’s presence in the US central regional territory, including contractors, dealers and sound companies, along with relationships with system designers, consultants, and FOH and system engineers.

James studied audio engineering and previously worked for Allen & Heath as a Commercial Solution Specialist, Bose as an IT Director and onsite Engineer at SXSW and WAVE as a Technical Service Director and Project Manager before joining VUE. Duvall also has interests in recording, sound design and live event coordination.

 

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