New York - Dec 20, 2011 - Bob Moses, longtime Audio Engineering Society member and officer, accomplished product designer, technologist and pro audio industry advocate, has been named executive director of the Audio Engineering Society. Announced by AES President Jan Abildgaard Pedersen, Moses will assume his new role Jan. 1, 2012.
"Outgoing Executive Director Roger Furness has done an incredible job over the past 17 years, and I deeply appreciate his decision to remain aboard throughout 2012," said Moses. "My initial task is to identify where the AES provides maximum value to its membership and the industry, and to advance new ways to enhance this value. Sixty-three years ago the AES was the place for the scientific community to share ideas. Over time, AES Conventions evolved as the best forum for manufactures to exhibit professional audio products. But today, the Internet and persistent economic challenges worldwide have changed the game. Based on my own experience as an AES member, author, and exhibitor, I know the AES remains a vital resource for audio professionals. We need to clarify that value and communicate it better. I'm ready for the challenge."
In 1987 after graduating from McGill University with an electrical engineering degree, Moses joined Rane Corporation as a digital audio product designer. In 1995 he invented a novel means of transporting audio over Firewire and co-founded Digital Harmony Technologies (DHT) to deploy this technology. Moses worked as a consultant to numerous consumer and professional audio manufacturers until he was recruited by That Corporation in 2006 as program manager of its integrated circuit business. During the past five years he has concentrated his energies on managing new technology development at That.
As a member of the AES Board of Governors since 1999; VP Western Region, 2001 -2006; and president, 2007 - 2008, Moses has served an increasingly integral role within the organization and on convention development, including several consecutive turns as product design track chair.