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Rich Rowley appointed MD of CODA Audio UK

Laura  Barnes
Rich Rowley appointed MD of CODA Audio UK

CODA Audio has announced the appointment of Rich Rowley as managing director of the newly created CODA Audio UK Ltd.

A vastly experienced industry professional, Rowley brings a wealth of technical and commercial expertise to the role, having enjoyed a 30-year career that has endowed him with a comprehensive understanding of the sector.

Beginning as an engineer to legendary producer Trevor Horn, Rowley’s journey progressed through assisting in the design of game-changing products such as BSS Audio's Omnidrive, Varicurve and Soundweb platforms, to an impressive list of sound design credits in EDM, Theatre, Touring and Festivals.

These creative credentials are supported by a commercial background involving the development and implementation of distribution channels and strategies for Pro-Audio manufacturers across EMEA, product lifecycle management in loudspeaker manufacture and heading up project management teams offering collaborative solutions to the rental sector.
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CODA Audio UK Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of the CODA Audio Group and Rowley's task will be to build a team that can connect UK customers with the clear advantages of CODA's technologies and further embed the brand as the leader of the next generation of professional sound system manufacturers.

"The opportunity to take the reins in the UK of a brand that is truly moving the game forward was too good to miss. I had heard much about CODA's reputation but hearing the systems and then speaking to people who were so clearly passionate about what they have created, completely sold me,’” said Rowley.

“Overall advancement in loudspeaker technology has been slow in recent years but CODA has bucked this trend and sets a new benchmark. For someone with my creative and commercial background this is a very exciting prospect. I believe I've joined a world class team that is actually defining the future of professional audio."

Paul Ward, sales and marketing director at CODA Audio, added: "The recent establishment of CODA Audio USA and CODA Audio Deutschland has seen us bring on board some formidable talent and Rich without doubt fits that bill in the UK. His track record in the industry speaks for itself - as a sound designer he's worked on projects such as Glastonbury's Pyramid Stage and Fabric nightclub, so his grasp of the technology is indisputable.

“Rich's ability to build strong business relationships throughout his career has been the backbone of his extensive commercial success and we're very pleased to have such a trusted and skilled practitioner leading our UK operation."

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