John Hanson and Robert Andris join the leading audio technology company
VALHALLA, N.Y. – October 7, 2013 – Turtle Beach, the leader in video game audio, today announced new additions to the company’s executive team as the company continues to add senior talent to support its growth plans.
John Hanson has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer and Robert Andris has joined as Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain and Operations. The additions are part of a strategic investment in the company ahead of projected growth in gaming headsets as the industry adopts next-generation consoles, and the anticipated merger with Parametric Sound Corp.
Hanson is a seasoned leader who has spent more than 20 years in top financial positions and has served as chief financial officer with five publicly traded companies, most recently as executive vice president and chief financial officer at Dialogic, Inc., a $160 million global telecom network appliance and software company. John will be responsible for the financial strategy and planning as the company continues to evolve and grow.
Hanson succeeds Bruce Murphy in the position of CFO. Murphy, who has played a key role in the pending merger with Parametric Sound Corp., will remain at Turtle Beach through the end of the year and continue to support merger planning and integration efforts.
Robert Andris joins the company from Hewlett Packard where he was accountable for the HP Inkjet and Printing Solutions global supply chain as the Vice President of Global Supply Chain and Operations. Andris is a seasoned operational leader with deep, cross-functional supply chain experience in manufacturing, engineering, procurement, distribution and services for such companies as Cisco, Celestica and IBM. Rob will be responsible for delivering a seamless, differentiated customer experience through best in class cost management, operational processes and strategic partnerships. Andris succeeds Craig Boelsen, who previously led supply chain and operations.
“Industry-leading talent is a key ingredient to the fulfillment of our near-term strategy and the long-term success of our company,” said Juergen Stark, Chief Executive Officer at Turtle Beach. “John Hanson and Rob Andris are great additions to an already strong team, and they will both make important contributions as we continue to expand and evolve our growing audio technology business.”
About Turtle Beach
Turtle Beach (http://www.turtlebeach.com) designs and markets premium audio peripherals for video game, personal computer, and mobile platforms, including its acclaimed line of Ear Force gaming headphones and headsets crafted for PC and Mac, Nintendo, PlayStation and Xbox game consoles, including the next-generation Xbox One. According to the NPD Group, Turtle Beach manufactures the top five best-selling third-party gaming headsets of all time when ranked in dollar sales. The Ear Force X12 wired headset is the No. 1 best-selling third-party gaming headset of all time.
Turtle Beach is the official audio provider for Major League Gaming, the world's largest eSports league, and Twitch, the world’s leading video platform and community for gamers
Turtle Beach, headquartered in Valhalla, New York, is a brand of Voyetra Turtle Beach, Inc., which has been at the forefront of music and audio technology for more than three decades and is recognized as a pioneer of today’s PC audio industry.
Turtle Beach and Ear Force are registered trademarks of Voyetra Turtle Beach, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective holders and are hereby acknowledged.
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