FRONT of HOUSE — January 2012
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AES Names Bob Moses New Executive Director

NEW YORK — Longtime Audio Engineering Society (AES) member and officer Bob Moses has been named AES executive director, replacing Roger Furness. Moses assumed his new role on January 1, 2012.

In accepting the position, Moses noted, “The AES has been the backbone of my career. It has provided me with a unique platform to evangelize my ideas and seek feedback from the industry. I’ve learned almost everything I know about audio, and met many of my closest colleagues, through AES activities. I can’t imagine achieving my career goals without AES there to support me.

“My initial task is to identify where the AES provides maximum value to its membership and the industry, and to advance new ways to enhance this value,” he continued. “Sixty-three years ago the AES was the place for the scientific community to share ideas. Over time, AES conventions evolved as the best forum for manufacturers to exhibit professional audio products.

“But today, the Internet and persistent economic challenges worldwide have changed the game. Based on my own experience as an AES member, author, and exhibitor, I know the AES remains a vital resource for audio professionals. We need to clarify that value and communicate it better. I’m ready for the challenge.”

In 1987, after graduating from Mc- Gill University with an EE degree, Moses joined Rane Corporation as a digital audio product designer. In 1995 he invented a novel means of transporting audio over FireWire and co-founded Digital Harmony Technologies (DHT) to deploy this technology.

He also worked as a consultant to numerous consumer and professional audio manufacturers until THAT Corporation recruited him in 2006 as program manager of its IC business. As a member of the AES Board of Governors since 1999 and as president for 2007-2008, Moses has served an increasingly integral role within AES.