Listen is excited to announce the appointment of Rick Spada to the position of Senior Software Manager. Rick holds both Bachelors and Masters degrees, and has over 30 years’ experience in software development. Prior to joining Listen, Inc. he has worked in control systems and robotics, programmed software, and managed software development teams, most recently at Yesware and MathWorks, Inc. Rick is a lifelong resident of Massachusetts and in his spare time enjoys cooking for his family (wife Peg, son Dominic, and dog Olive) and fishing with his son on Cape Cod.
Over 150 people attended the Listen, Inc./G.R.A.S. headphone seminar in Seoul on Tuesday March 6th, where Steve Temme, Peter Wulf-Andersen, Dr. Sean Olive and Prof. Lee spoke to a packed room about headphone measurement, perception and design and tuning. It was a great event and exciting to meet so many of Korea’s top audio design engineers. Thank you for coming! And of course a huge thank you to our very special guest speakers, Dr. Olive and Prof. Lee.
Videos of the event (in English and Korean) can be viewed using the links below (videos will open in a new tab).
Peter Wulf-Andersen – G.R.A.S.: https://youtu.be/sTZpShVDaoI
Steve Temme – Listen, Inc.: https://youtu.be/35TtshAENdo
Prof. Lee – New Media Communication Joint Institute of Seoul National University: https://youtu.be/mhLW03PvLmw
Dr. Sean Olive, Harman International: https://youtu.be/B8cNf0Q3tNs
Listen is excited to announce the appointment of Marc Marroquin to the position of sales director. Marc comes to Listen with over 20 years’ experience in the audio test and measurement industry, having worked at Brüel and Kjær, PCB Piezotronics, LMS, and most recently, Head Acoustics. In addition to his sales experience, he has an excellent technical understanding of our products, customers and applications. Marc will initially work from the Detroit area before relocating with his family to Boston. He will be traveling with Steve, Les and Dan over the next few months, so please give him a shout to get on his schedule! Outside of work, Marc enjoys traveling (for work and pleasure) as well as cooking for his wife and two boys at weekends. Marc and his family are looking forward to their upcoming adventure of moving from the Detroit area to Boston and gaining a proper New England accent!
Listen is excited to announce the expansion of its manufacturing team with the appointment of Chris (CJ) Porter to the position of Assembly Technician. CJ recently graduated from Wentworth Institute of Technology with a degree in Electrical Engineering. As part of his studies, CJ worked at Listen as a co-op student, so we are excited to have him back as part of our team. CJ will build and repair Listen’s popular hardware products such as the AmpConnect all in one hardware box and AudioConnect audio interface, as well as product troubleshooting, repair and prototyping. Outside of work, CJ is a music enthusiast and can be found producing, listening and jamming out guitar with his friends. CJ has a wide interest in all types of musical genres but gravitates towards classic rock, blues and electronic styles.
Listen’s development team is growing with the appointment of Phillip Anderson to the position of Software Engineer. In addition to strong programming skills, Phillip joins Listen with a Bachelor’s degree in Physics (Missisippi State University) and both a Masters and Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering from Boston University. Prior to joining Listen, he worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Oxford, UK and as a Senior Scientist at First Light Fusion, Ltd., a UK startup investigating novel approaches to generating fusion reactions. Outside of work, Phillip enjoys photography, homebrewing beer, and the occasional DIY project.
Listen is expanding and developing its manufacturing capabilities with the appointment of Al Takeda as Manufacturing Manager. He will lead the expansion of Listen’s existing manufacturing capabilities, as well as prototyping and testing new products. Al brings extensive audio manufacturing, engineering, supervisory and lab management experience to this role, having held a variety of similar positions at Harvard, Harman and Lexicon. Outside of work, Al is a keen amateur astronomer and deep-sky astrophotographer.
We are excited to announce the expansion of our Admin/Logistics team with the appointment of Elizabeth Martin as Logistics Co-ordinator. Elizabeth will be the main point of contact, for both customers and reps, for all open orders. She joins Listen with several years’ experience in account management and customer service, as well as a degree in advertising and German. When not working, Elizabeth can be found baking in the kitchen, sipping on some Starbucks with a new novel or training for her next charity bike ride.
We are excited to introduce our new admin team – Barbara Keane (Office Manager) and Brianna Everette (Administrative Assistant). Barbara and Brianna will be the first point of contact many customers have with our office. They are responsible for processing orders and supporting the sales team, as well as ensuring that phones are answered, visitors are greeted, and the office runs smoothly. Barbara has an extensive background in project management, and Brianna has diverse administrative and office experience. Please join us in welcoming them on board. Barbara is on the left in the photo, and Brianna on the right.