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July 2021

AES 2021 Election Results

AES 2021 Election Results

The Audio Engineering Society has announced the incoming Officers and Governors following the 2021 Board of Directors and Board of Governors elections. The Society’s membership has elected AES’s Standards Committee Chair for the past decade, Bruce Olson, as President-Elect. Additionally, Jorge M. Azama has been elected as Vice President Latin America Region; Kazuhiko Kawahara has been elected as Vice President Asia-Pacific Region; Ewa Łukasik has been elected as Vice President Central Region, Europe; Alberto Pinto has been re-elected as Vice President Southern Europe/Middle East/Africa Region; and Bill Schulenburg has been elected Vice President Central Region, USA/Canada. Newly elected Governors are Prince Charles Alexander, Areti Andreopoulou and Hyunkook Lee. Save for the President-Elect, each newly-elected individual will serve a two-year term, while Pinto will have his current term of office extended by an additional two years. Olson will serve a year on the AES Board of Directors as President-Elect, in 2023 as President, in 2024 as Past-President, followed by two years as a Governor. All those newly elected will begin their terms on January 1, 2022.


Outgoing from the Board of Governors as regional Vice Presidents are Ian Corbett (Central Region, USA/Canada), Thomas Görne (Central Region, Europe), Cesar Lamschtein (Latin America Region) and Shusen Wang (Asia-Pacific Region). Governors with terms ending at the end of 2021 are Brecht De Man, Valeria Palomino and Magdalena Piotrowska. De Man will continue to serve as a Board of Governors-elected Director in 2022. Additionally, Governor and Past-President (twice removed) David Scheirman will complete his five-year commitment to the BoG. Board of Governors-elected Director Alex Kosiorek will step down from the Board of Directors while continuing his final year as VP Western Region USA/Canada in 2022 and current Past-President Agnieszka Roginska will transition to Governor for the first year of a two-year term. Beginning one-year terms are President Jonathan Wyner, who will transition to Past-President, and President-Elect Joshua Reiss, who will become President.


“The AES is extremely fortunate to have so many amazing audio professionals willing to serve the Society in our elected leadership positions,” says President Jonathan Wyner. “Congratulations to all the newly elected Governors and officers – we look forward to working with them in the coming year. We sincerely thank all the candidates who stepped up and put their names on the ballot. To those whose terms of service are coming to a close, we express our deepest gratitude for their service and commitment to the Society.”


In addition to the Board elections, the AES Membership approved Bylaws updates on the timing of the Board of Governors-elected Director selection process and Bylaws document clarifications and formatting.


The election was monitored, and the results presented, by Gary Louie, Chair of the AES’s Tellers Committee.


For more information on the Audio Engineering Society, please visit www.aes.org.


The 2022 Audio Engineering Society Board of Directors will be:

Joshua Reiss: President

Jonathan Wyner: Past-President

Bruce Olson: President-Elect

Valerie Tyler: Secretary

Marina Bosi: Treasurer

Brecht De Man: Director

One additional Director will be named by the Board of Governors per the AES Bylaws within the next 60 days.


In addition to the Directors listed above, the 2022 Board of Governors will be:

           Bill Schulenburg: Vice President, Central Region, USA/Canada

           Ewa Łukasik: Vice President, Central Region, Europe

Gabriel Herman: Vice President, Eastern Region, USA/Canada

Alex Kosiorek: Vice President, Western Region, USA/Canada

Jorge M. Azama: Vice President, Latin American Region

Elena Prokofieva: Vice President, Northern Region, Europe

Alberto Pinto: Vice President, Southern Europe/Middle East/Africa Region

Kazuhiko Kawahara: Vice President, Asia-Pacific Region

Prince Charles Alexander: Governor  

Areti Andreopoulou: Governor  

Hyunkook Lee: Governor

Brad McCoy: Governor

Agnieszka Roginska: Governor

Nadja Wallaszkovits: Governor

Paul “Willie Green” Womack: Governor

Jun Yamazaki: Governor

Posted: Thursday, July 29, 2021

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New AES APEI Webinar to Focus on Audio Product Test and Manufacturing Strategies

A new AES Audio Product Education Institute webinar "Production Test and Manufacturing Strategies to Build Better Audio Products" — focused on Supply Chain & Sourcing -- jumps directly to the factory floor and focuses on specific production line challenges.

A new AES Audio Product Education Institute webinar "Production Test and Manufacturing Strategies to Build Better Audio Products" — focused on Supply Chain & Sourcing -- jumps directly to the factory floor and focuses on specific production line challenges.

— Two companies will detail cutting-edge solutions and strategies for detecting and solving problems and inefficiencies in the production line, focusing on audio product examples —


The Audio Product Education Institute (APEI), an initiative of the Audio Engineering Society (AES), will host the webinar "Production Test and Manufacturing Strategies to Build Better Audio Products” on Wednesday, July 28 (12pm ET). The online event will address production line challenges with insights from audio test and measurement solutions supplier Audio Precision and from Instrumental, an AI-powered discovery, analysis and real-time monitoring manufacturing solutions provider, joined by supply chain and sourcing experts, David Lindberg (DB Enterprises) and Mike Klasco (Menlo Scientific).


Anna-Katrina Shedletsky, the co-founder of Instrumental, will explain how her company solves complex production line challenges when building products. Additionally, Daniel Knighten, General Manager, and Eric Hodges, Director of Marketing and Sales Operations, for Audio Precision, will explain how a new integrated audio test system helps with quality assessments, reducing setup and reconfiguration time.


Detecting and solving problems and inefficiencies in the factory floor is key to consistent and successful product strategies. The new product launch process is being challenged by compressed timelines and dramatically increasing engineering complexity. 20% of every dollar spent in manufacturing alone is wasted on things like scrap, rework, product returns, mistakes, experiments, and underutilized human resources. 


Large audio manufacturers such as Bose, as well as many consumer electronics companies, trust Instrumental to accelerate product development timelines and improve production yields of their audio products by using artificial intelligence (AI) to aggregate and analyze all of their product data to discover root causes of production line problems and to resolve even the most  complex issues. In the webinar, Shedletsky will explain how Instrumental can help eliminate defects in development and production through manufacturing case studies of audio devices with key components such as speakers, microphones and antennae.


Manufacturing test strategies for audio products depend greatly upon the management of variables for both “cost of test” and “cost of failure.” The goal of a manufacturing test is to ensure that the products manufactured, and ultimately shipped to retail or directly to customers, meet design specifications and perform as intended. Unfortunately, uncontrolled variability or tolerances in materials and manufacturing processes can directly, and negatively, impact the ability to achieve this goal. In this webinar, Audio Precision will explain the most effective way to test products to ensure they meet specifications. Knighten and Hodges will also detail how the new APx517B acoustic audio analyzer, developed specifically with the manufacturing environment in mind, can be conveniently and efficiently adapted for different test strategies.


After the presentations, attendees will have a valuable opportunity to ask the presenters questions. The pillar chairs and the presenters will also address topics such as the pandemic-based challenges on the production chain and broken supply chains, finding and selecting manufacturing partners in different regions of the globe, the manufacturing reliance on China, and foreseeable challenges and misalignments in electronics manufacturing.  


Webinar information and registration: audioproducteducationinstitute.org/production-test-and-manufacturing-strategies-to-build-b... 


Posted: Tuesday, July 27, 2021

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