Audio Precision Appoints Jayant Datta as New Chief Technology Officer

May 26 2015, 11:00
Audio Precision announced the appointment of Jayant Datta as Chief Technology Officer, with responsibilities that will focus on the organization’s technology strategy, product platform evolution, and innovation efforts. In his role as CTO, Datta will collaborate closely with Tom Kite, Ph.D., VP of Engineering, and Bruce Hofer, Co-Founder and Chief Analog Engineer.

“We’re delighted to have Jayant as part of the Audio Precision team,” said Dave Schmoldt, Audio Precision CEO. “His design experience, broad audio expertise, and standards-based work will be key assets as we strive to continue bringing innovative solutions to audio and electro-acoustic test applications in a wide array of markets.”

Datta, who most recently served as Assistant Vice President for Audio R&D at THX, Ltd., brings to AP two-plus decades of audio experience and a track record of developing and implementing audio technologies across a broad range of industries and applications. In addition to his corporate career and various roles with Discrete Laboratories, Motorola, and Wheatstone, Datta has been an adjunct professor with Syracuse University’s Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Department since 1999.  Datta holds a bachelor’s degree (Electrical Engineering) from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT, Bombay) and two master’s degrees (Electrical & Computer Engineering; Music Engineering) from the University of Miami.

“Within the audio industry, AP is widely recognized as the gold standard for both the quality and performance of their products, and their measurement expertise,” adds Datta. “I am excited to be joining such a well-respected organization, one that is dedicated to enabling measurement accuracy and precision for design and manufacturing engineers around the globe.”
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