Stow, OH 02-15-2005 A longstanding leader in providing cutting-edge solutions to the professional audio industry, Audio-Technica announces the appointment of Tamara Hoffman as Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer. Philip Cajka, Audio-Technica President and CEO, made the announcement, indicating that the company is committed to maintaining efficient operations and evolving with trends in this dynamic marketplace.

In her new position, Tamara Hoffman will direct the continued implementation of A-T’s plan for large-scale, long-term growth. Through cooperative efforts with key personnel at Audio-Technica, Hoffman will manage resources to maximize return and meet financial objectives. She has cultivated a diverse background in finance and accounting, and merges that experience with a genuine passion for the other bottom line — the people that Hoffman is able to help by applying her skills. A past president of her local United Way chapter, Hoffman also reaches out to the global community as a member of Quota Club International. She has additionally acted as CFO for ProviderGateway, Inc., and Vice President Finance, Controller at PerkinElmer LAS, Inc.

Philip Cajka remarked, “Tamara brings a valuable combination of knowledge, ability and drive with her to Audio-Technica. As the established basis for our business, we promote a comprehensive, reliable approach to serving end users by listening and responding to their needs. This directly complements our corporate philosophy of ensuring consistent checks and balances through a network of decisive, well-rounded executives — each of us has unique insights and strengths, so we can address a range of perspectives. Tamara’s expertise is readily apparent, both looking at her career history as well as her current determination to work with us toward increasing the success of Audio-Technica.”

Celebrating over 40 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: