SSL strengthens product management team

Solid State Logic has begun the new year by announcing three key appointments to its product management team as part of a strategy to accelerate the development of new products and updates for current lines.

John Hourihane is the new director of product management for SSL and becomes part of the senior management team. He has extensive experience in product management with Harman Professional, Gibson Brands, Stanton Group and iZotope. Hourihane will oversee product management for all three of SSL’s primary markets – Studio, Broadcast, and Live.

Richard Ferriday joins SSL as product manager, Live. Previously with LMC, Midas Klark Teknik and Cadac, Ferriday will continue to develop SSL’s growing Live product range while teaming up with Nathan Hernando who, as business development manager, has done much to grow SSL’s Live business.

Andy Jackson returns to SSL as product manager, Studios. Jackson brings valuable studio experience to the role as a successful producer/engineer, and already has pedigree with SSL as a product specialist and product manager in the Studio market.

Ferriday, Jackson and Tom Knowles (product manager, Broadcast Systems), will report to Hourihane.

Antony David, managing director of Solid State Logic, commented: "SSL’s R&D team, now more than 50-strong, has been steadily growing and these new appointments expand our product management capabilities to keep pace with this growth. Our world-beating team has advanced in each of our core markets bringing both creative and professional technologies such as Delta-Control to our Studio products, pioneering our successful Live console introduction and taking SSL power, ergonomics, and quality to the stage; and leading broadcasters to a whole new world of possibilities with the recent launch of our System T networked audio production environment.”

"These appointments renew and reaffirm our commitment and responsibilities to every SSL customer by invigorating and accelerating product innovation and development. John, Richard, and Andy bring valuable, rich, and varied expertise to the company, and therefore to our products and our customers, who can expect more exciting innovation to be central to SSL’s continuing success.”