— Company creates new position, placing emphasis on market feedback and customer support for the Installed Sound markets —

Stow, OH 08-10-2010 Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 45 years, announces the appointment of Mark Donovan to the newly created position of Sales Engineer – Installed Sound, reflecting the company’s continuing dedication to the installed sound market sector. The announcement was made by Audio-Technica U.S. Vice President of Sales Marc Lee Shannon.

In his new position, Donovan will work closely with Marc Lee Shannon and the rest of the sales team, serving as Audio-Technica’s primary technical resource for installed sound contractors, consultants and architects. He will ensure the proper and successful implementation of A-T products and technology in the marketplace while determining the application needs of customers so that A-T can continue to quickly and successfully engineer market-driven products. He will work closely with A-T’s sales department to enhance their overall value and service to customers while participating in the cultivation of new accounts.

“On behalf of the Audio-Technica sales department, I welcome Mark to the team,” stated Marc Lee Shannon. “Mark has a true passion for audio and a wealth of experience, and we look forward to working with him to continue to penetrate the installed sound market sector. He is a real asset to A-T and our customers, and we are lucky to have him on board.”

Donovan brings with him more than 20 years of experience in audio, engineering and management, having most recently worked at B&B Educational Music Service, Inc., where he served in various capacities since 1995, as Audio-Video Systems Design Engineer, Electronics Service Manager and Electronics Service Technician. Prior to that, Donovan worked as Electronics Service Manager at Norfolk, Virginia-based Alpha Music. Donovan holds a Certified Technology Specialist designation with InfoComm International and is a member of the Audio Engineering Society (AES). He is also an avid bass player and live sound engineer.

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Celebrating over 45 years of audio excellence worldwide, Audio-Technica is a leading innovator in transducer technology, renowned for the design and manufacture of microphones, wireless microphones, headphones, mixers, and electronics for the audio industry.

—For more information on the complete range of Audio-Technica products, contact Karen Emerson, Audio-Technica U.S., Inc., 1221 Commerce Drive, Stow, OH 44224. Tel: (330) 686-2600; Fax: (330) 688-3752; Web: