Audio Precision transitions ownership

Dec. 31, 2014

Audio Precision announced today the transition of company ownership from cofounder and majority shareholder Bruce Hofer to AP’s leadership team. Hofer will continue to apply his expertise as principal hardware engineer and chief analog designer while maintaining his role as chairman of AP’s board. Dave Schmoldt, AP president, will assume the responsibilities of chief executive officer.

The change in ownership, which took effect December 16th, allows for the smooth transition of leadership while retaining an existing, well-defined strategy, experienced staff, and a clear focus on meeting the evolving needs of audio test engineers around the world.

“Since helping to establish AP thirty years ago, one of my primary goals has been for the company to be the performance leader in our industry,” said Hofer. “I have the utmost confidence in AP’s strategy and leadership team going forward, so this evolution of our organization will allow me to concentrate on pushing the boundaries of performance in audio measurement.”

“The leadership team is grateful for this vote of confidence from Bruce and the Board,” added Schmoldt. “Our entire organization appreciates Bruce’s continued contributions and strives to emulate his long-standing commitment to our customers and to the advancement of audio test.”

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Rick Nelson | Contributing Editor

Rick is currently Contributing Technical Editor. He was Executive Editor for EE in 2011-2018. Previously he served on several publications, including EDN and Vision Systems Design, and has received awards for signed editorials from the American Society of Business Publication Editors. He began as a design engineer at General Electric and Litton Industries and earned a BSEE degree from Penn State.

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