Chad DeFranco has joined Renkus-Heinz as a Loudspeaker Systems Engineer. Chad grew up in the audio industry, mixing front-of-house and working with sound systems since he was 11 years old. He started engineering at Panama Beach, Florida’s, famed Club LaVela-the largest nightclub in the U.S., with a capacity of 6,000-at the age of 15 and continued there for 15 years.
Chad went on to found DeFranco Productions, where he designed and installed sound-reinforcement and lighting systems, mixed front-of-house and monitors for major artists, designed custom sound systems for recording studios and home theatres, and served as a system engineer, master electrician, and consultant. Recently, he has also served as an audio system and acoustic engineer at Pure Groove Systems. Chad has a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Electrical Engineering from Florida State University and is a member of the IEEE and the Audio Engineering Society.
“We’re delighted to add Chad DeFranco to our engineering team,” declared Renkus-Heinz Senior Vice President Ralph Heinz. “His skill set is a great match for us and touches on virtually every aspect of professional audio systems design, alignment, tuning, troubleshooting, repair, and use. I look forward to working closely with him and am confident he will contribute greatly to future generations of Renkus-Heinz products.”
“Working with Renkus-Heinz is a dream job for me,” Chad asserted. “Throughout my career as an audio engineer, I knew I could depend on Renkus-Heinz products to reliably deliver the finest audio quality and easily integrate into a wide variety of system designs. Renkus-Heinz is one of the leading brands in the audio industry, and I am excited about the opportunity to join their engineering team.”