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EAW Names T.J. Smith As President, GM

Eastern Acoustic Works (EAW) in Whitinsville, Mass., announces the appointment of T.J. Smith (pictured) as the company’s president and general manager.

Most recently, Smith held a variety of roles at Harman, including four years as general manager of the company’s operation in Shenzhen, China and management of its signal processing brands based in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Jeff Rocha has moved into the role of EVP of strategy and business development where he can focus on the company’s product roadmap and presence in core vertical markets.

Smith holds an engineering degree from Oral Roberts University and an MBA from Indiana University. He is in the process of relocating to the company’s headquarters in Whitinsville, Mass.

“We are thrilled to have T.J. join EAW and the larger LOUD management team,” says Mark Graham, CEO of EAW’s parent company, LOUD Technologies. “The combination of his engineering and industry background together with his proven business acumen brings a powerful and complementary skill set to our team. The possibilities for EAW are extremely exciting and the timing is ideal as the brand is well-positioned to accelerate the pace of its market-changing innovations.”

“Professional audio has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember,” Smith says. “EAW is a legendary brand with a distinguished history of innovation. Joining this team is an honor. I look forward to learning from everyone here and helping lead EAW into its next season of growth.”

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