Woodinville, WA - Nov 27, 2001 - Mackie Designs announced that Keith Olsen has been promoted to the position of corporate director, global recording product and market development. This new position gives Olsen authority over a new international market development team that focuses exclusively on the recording, post production and broadcast markets. Olsen's team will have members located all over the world who will together develop and market products for all Mackie Designs brands including Mackie, Soundscape and Acuma.
Olsen joined Mackie in 1999 after 25 years as a producer and recording engineer. One of the top five producers of all time in numbers of albums sold at retail, Olsen is responsible for more than 39 gold or better albums, 24 platinum or better and 14 multiplatinum or better. He has sold more than 100 million albums with revenues totaling more than 1 billion dollars. His credits include albums by Fleetwood Mac, Foreigner, Santana, Ozzy Osborne, Sammy Hagar and many more. His film credits include Flashdance, Footloose, Vision Quest, Tron and Top Gun.
Since joining Mackie as director of recording product development, Olsen has played an integral role in the development of Mackie's new family of hard disk recorders (HDR24/96, MDR24/96), as well as the implementation of industry standards such as synchronization and file formats. Olsen was also involved in the third-party plug-in strategy for the Digital 8*Bus.