Focusrite has appointed Dave Froker as its new managing director.
The company’s owner and incumbent managing director Phil Dudderidge will remain as executive chairman, focusing on corporate and business development matters and "keeping the culture of Focusrite Novation true to its roots and mission."
“Focusrite has grown more than 167 per cent over the past three years,” said Dudderidge “and the time has come to bring new management leadership into the business to enable the next phase of growth. Dave Froker is not only an old friend but the best qualified candidate to take over from me that I could imagine.”
Froker joins Focusrite having previously served as general manager at Digidesign; president at Stanton Group, and senior vice president of product marketing at Line 6. He will relocate from California to the UK with his wife to take up the post.
Commenting on his new role, Froker said: “Phil and I have known each other since 1994 when I approached him to enlist Focusrite as a plug-in developer at Digidesign. The ensuing relationship achieved great results for both companies and I have always enjoyed working together with Phil, Rob Jenkins and the Focusrite management team. Being invited to lead that team is a great honor and privilege and I look forward to the challenge of further growing the business with them.”