Peavey Commercial Audio has appointed Joe Kurta (pictured) to its senior management team as chief technical officer.
An experienced technical architect and professional audio designer, Kurta rejoins the Mississippi-based company, having previously served as a systems integration specialist in 2000. Kurta has over 20 years of experience in the professional audio industry having formed and managed his own audio system and consultancy business, TechSpa. He has also worked at Walt Disney Entertainment and Bank of America.
Kurta said: “To the professional audiophile, Peavey is a name that is renowned the world over as a brand that leads the way. Their MediaMatrix brand, for example, pioneered technology over 20 years ago that is still used today. Products from the Crest portfolio are also known for being the definition of ‘professional’ audio – so I am thrilled to rejoin Peavey Commercial Audio and I look forward to great things to come.”
Peavey commercial audio GM Kevin Ivey said: “We are delighted to welcome Joe Kurta back to the Peavey family. Joe has since gained decades of experience in professional audio products and installations, designing audio systems for some of the world’s biggest companies.”
Kurta will lead product development and design, including heading up a new MediaMatrix engineering and technical support team based in the Orlando area.
At the InfoComm 2016 event, being held this week in Las Vegas, people can meet Kurta on the Peavey Commercial Audio stand – C9536, where he’ll be talking about the technical aspects of professional audio applications.