Riedel Appoints Director of Research and Development

Peter Glättli takes over research and development at Riedel Communications.

Riedel Communications has entered a new era of technology innovation with the promotion of Peter Glättli to Director of Research and Development. Reporting to founder and CEO Thomas Riedel, Peter will assume responsibility for Riedel’s five main development hubs, aiming to advance the company’s IP-enabled hardware and software solutions.

“Ongoing research and development are absolutely crucial for us to build and secure our company’s future, and this vital function is in great hands with Peter. In this leadership position, he will apply his deep experience and expertise in the development of audio and video solutions to help keep Riedel on the cutting edge of innovation in our various markets,” said Riedel. “With Peter’s promotion, he will now lead a significant concentration of engineering talent with a singular focus on creating the hardware and software solutions to drive future broadcast, event, and AV workflows. We thank Peter for taking on this challenging task.”

Peter moves into his new role after two years as head of R&D in Riedel’s Zurich location, where he led teams in Switzerland and Germany to develop advanced audio engine technologies. Prior to joining Riedel, Peter had been head of development for Studer/Harman International since 2012, where he was responsible for development of the Studer and Soundcraft product lines of high-end audio mixing consoles. Peter also served for more than 14 years at Super Computing Systems AG in various engineering, development, and management roles, including head of the machine vision group and head of software. He holds a diploma in electrical engineering and information technology from ETH Zurich University.

“Riedel has an outstanding and talented development team, both in terms of quality and quantity. It’s a great honour to be able to take the helm, and I’m excited about working with this team to help cement our ongoing success, particularly in the realm of software development platforms,” said Peter. “It’s a joy to be associated with a company like Riedel, filled with people who are creative, innovative, courageous, and willing to take risks. With this kind of commitment, we are guaranteed to making a real difference in the marketplace and for our customers.”