LOUD Technologies Names T.J. Smith President and GM of EAW

Eastern Acoustic Works has announced the appointment of T.J. Smith as President and General Manager. The announcement was made by Mark Graham, LOUD CEO.

Prior to joining EAW, T.J. held a variety of leadership roles with the Harman organisation. His most recent assignments include four years as general manager of the company’s operation in Shenzhen, China and management of the signal processing brands based in Salt Lake City, Utah.

“Professional audio has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember,” said T.J. “EAW is a legendary brand with a distinguished history of innovation. Joining this team is an honour. I look forward to learning from everyone here and helping lead EAW into its next season of growth.”

The addition of T.J. to the organisation combined with the retirement of Kenton Forsythe has facilitated the transition of Jeff Rocha into the role of EVP of strategy and business development where he can focus his efforts on a forward-looking product roadmap as well as help grow the EAW footprint in core vertical markets.

T.J. holds an engineering degree from Oral Roberts University and an MBA from Indiana University. He is in the process of relocating to the company’s headquarters in Whitinsville, MA.

Mark added: “We are thrilled to have TJ join EAW and the larger LOUD management team. The combination of his engineering and industry background together with his proven business acumen brings a powerful and complementary skill set to our team. The possibilities for EAW are extremely exciting and the timing is ideal as the brand is well-positioned to accelerate the pace of its market-changing innovations.”