Former PreSonus COO Stephen Fraser has been appointed to the position of chief executive officer as of 10 February, following the departure of CEO Jim Mack. The PreSonus board of directors has also announced that company founder and former chief strategy officer, Jim Odom, will become president.
Having begun his career in the world of corporate banking, Fraser (left, with Odom right) joined the Behringer Group in 2004, where he was president of the North America subsidiary, before moving to Singapore as Behringer Group COO and then chief of staff. He joined PreSonus in January 2010.
Kevin Couhig, board chairman, said, "We believe Stephen is ideally suited to lead PreSonus forward as chief executive. In his five years as PreSonus COO, he has developed highly effective strategies backed by strong operating skills and relentless execution. Outgoing CEO Jim Mack will be a 'tough act to follow', but we're confident that Stephen will continue a great track record as CEO."
Mack joined the company in June 2008; since that time, PreSonus has witnessed a tremendous raising of its profile in both MI and pro audio circles as it has made various acquisitions (Nimbit, Notion, Worx Audio) and alliances (Fulcrum Acoustics, Audinate, Rational Acoustics).
Couhig continued: "We are delighted that founder Jim Odom has chosen to take an even more active day-to-day role, concentrating on building relationships at the sales, distribution, and technology levels."
PreSonus celebrates its 20th year of operation in 2015.