Tascam names new director of business development

Tascam has appointed Joe Stopka to the position of director of business development.

In his new role, Stopka will be responsible for pursuing and developing new business opportunities for the Tascam brand in both live and studio music production, as well as recorded sound for film and video.

Having originally started out as a guitarist, composer and producer, Stopka was later tasked with handling MI and pro-audio sales and marketing for a leading US AV integration and pro-audio rep firm and distributor.

He brings extensive expertise to the company, based on many years of working with brands including Sony Professional, MIPRO, Electro-Voice, Eventide and many others.

"Joe’s history in selling and marketing pro-audio and MI brands, as well as his musical performance and production experience, is a welcome addition to our sales and marketing teams," remarked Jim Mack, executive vice president for Tascam and TEAC consumer audio. "Tascam has always combined leading edge technology with innovative product design to help artists realise their vision, and we are excited to have Joe on board to help spread the word and dig deep into the many opportunities and applications for this iconic brand of recording gear."

Stopka added: "Tascam is one of professional audio’s legendary brands, with a legacy dating to the very foundations of personal recording. I’m truly honored and thrilled to be working with such a talented group of people, and am looking forward to being a part of the next generation of Tascam."