Uli Behringer has changed the pro audio industry. In the early 90’s he recognized the value and need to “play globally” by designing products in Germany while moving the sourcing and manufacturing arm to China—a pioneering move that industry leaders are following only a decade later. Uli Behringer further revolutionized the industry by offering previously high-priced professional equipment at consumer prices defining a new “Prosumer” home recording market. He introduced and manifested the company’s success formula “Double-the- Features—Half-the-Price”, thus defining incredible value for the customer and opening complete new markets.
Uli Behringer was introduced to the world of music and electronics in his very early years. He later received a Masters Degree in Sound Engineering and is a classically trained pianist with a passion for jazz.
The MUSIC Group is proud to announce the joining of another top executive. David FOOTE brings with him over 18 years of executive level IT and IS operational experience as an entrepreneur, CTO, and CEO. He has sat on both sides of the table as a founder of multiple technology startups and as an advisor to angel investors, as a developer of enterprise software, and an implementer of Tier 1 enterprise systems. David has a passion for technology driven innovation, and holds several technology patents as a primary inventor. He studied at the University of California, Berkeley, California and graduated with a B.S. Cellular and Microbiology emphasis in Neurobiology.
David FOOTE commented: "I am looking forward to working with CEO Uli BEHRINGER and The MUSIC Group to enable the group vision of pushing the boundaries of automation and efficiency to deliver high quality and cost competitive pro audio products. It’s an exciting time in the pro audio market place as technology innovations, mobile computing, and social networking are transforming the industry and introducing new market segments to the joys of making music. At the same time advances in enterprise software and cloud computing provide significant opportunities for IS and IT to drive bottom line business value. It is my privilege to be able to execute Uli’s vision and work with the team at The MUSIC Group on initiatives spanning back office business transformation to consumer facing innovation."
Chairman and CEO Uli BEHRINGER replied: “I have known David for many years and he is one of the most capable and well-rounded individuals I have ever met. David has the rare skill to understand both the commercial and technological aspect of a business. Technology only makes sense when it improves efficiency to free up time for human beings to focus on creativity.”
He continues: “The MUSIC Group has very aggressive goals in implementing state-of-the-art ERP/MRP systems plus interlinking them with Product Life Cycle and Content Management systems in order to get total visibility into every aspect of our business so our end customers will get visibility right down to the production floor where his/her product is manufactured. We are extremely excited about the implementation of our new Group Vision and David is the perfect man for the job.”