Former Midas man to head up SSL Live Division

Solid State Logic has appointed Jason Kelly as product manager for its new Live Division.

In his new role, Kelly will be responsible for making SSL’s recently introduced ‘Live’ console – launched at this year’s Prolight + Sound – a success in the pro audio market.

Over the past 25 years, he has held various key live sound production, live event systems design/implementation and technical support management roles.

Kelly will look to build on the knowledge he has gained throughout this period, as well as his sales and technical support experience, to help dealers and key customers understand all of the benefits of the new live sound product. Working closely with SSL’s product design and development team, Kelly will also help to define product requirements and marketing strategies into the future.

“Everyone at SSL is very excited to enter this arena of audio production, and we are glad to have Jason with us to help support our success in the live sound industry,” said Antony David, Solid State Logic MD. “The SSL Live console has been years in the making and we’re happy to now be able to share it with the world. We know Jason’s keen understanding of the market and product sectors is the perfect combination for this position. We’re confident that he will help build our presence in the live market.”

Prior to joining SSL, Kelly was technical support manager at Midas Klark Teknik (MKT), where he provided front line technical support and marketing strategies for all MKT products worldwide. In this position, he developed and implemented courses and training materials for MKT products, and also provided system design and integration support for customer installations.

His other recent roles include UK sales and support manager for MKT; technical director for CTI Live Technical Engineering, a company involved with designing and implementing all aspects of live event production; and technical manager for Staras Technical Productions, which produces high-level live presentations.

“I am truly delighted to be working for a world-renowned company such as SSL,” added Kelly. “My years of experience in the live sound industry offer me the great opportunity to recognise the needs of the customers in that market. I foresee a strong future for SSL in this arena and look forward to helping the company grow its customer base.”

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