San Francisco Business Times has named Helen Meyer (pictured), co-founder and executive vice president of Meyer Sound, to be one of this year’s Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business. An annual special edition of the business journal honours women leaders who have risen to the highest positions in corporations, nonprofit organisations, and government agencies. The honourees’ achievements will be celebrated on 6 June, 2013 at the Most Influential Women in Business Awards Ceremony at the Hilton San Francisco. Since co-founding Meyer Sound in 1979 with her husband John Meyer, Helen has empowered individuals and enriched the local community in the areas of job creation, education and the arts. Meyer Sound employs over 300 people worldwide, including some 200 manufacturing positions at its Berkeley headquarters. “Helen Meyer is one of the Bay Area business community’s most successful and admired leaders,” said Marcy Wong, the Berkeley-based architect who nominated her. “Her sterling business leadership, partnered with selfless service and contributions, makes her a significant member in the community. She without question deserves public recognition for her contributions.” Meyer has previously been recognised amongst the Women of Distinction by California's East Bay Business Times, and has received a Berkeley Repertory Theatre Helen C. Barber Award and a Berkeley Community Fund Benjamin Ide Wheeler Medal. Her audio industry accolades include InfoComm Women in AV Award, MIPA Lifetime Achievement Award, the USITT Harold Burris-Meyer Distinguished Career in Sound Award, and an Audio Engineering Society Citation. www.meyersound.com
Lab.gruppen PLM series amplifies San Sebastian jazz
This year’s San Sebastian International Jazz Festival (Jazzaldia) relied on Lab.gruppen amplifiers and Lake Controller software, provided by Spanish hire company Soinua.