Santa Monica, CA, July 24, 2018 – Apogee Electronics, one of the leading brands of audio interfaces for recording, post production and aspiring musicians, announces the addition of pro audio veteran Phil Wagner as President. The announcement was made by Betty Bennett, Apogee CEO and co-founder.
Phil has been uniquely intertwined with the professional audio market sector for decades, most recently as President of Focusrite Novation Inc., and prior to that, President of Solid State Logic Inc. (SSL). He began his career in New York City as a recording engineer at Soundworks, which was located in the basement of the legendary Studio 54. “Straight out of the studio, I met Betty at the 1984 summer NAMM show at Chicago’s McCormick Center,” stated Wagner. “Betty hired me for my first position in pro audio while she was President of Phil Dudderidge’s Soundcraft USA. We worked alongside of each other, where I learned the Bennett method of ‘making stuff happen’ as we established Soundcraft New York.”
Wagner continues, “I’ve been fortunate to maintain a relationship with Betty throughout the years, it gives me great pleasure to join her in guiding Apogee into the next phase of its strategic business plan. We have many great ideas and are planning for solid growth in our core markets.”
Bennett says, “I’ve watched Phil grow professionally over many years with the various roles and positions he has had in our industry. His wife, Cathy, was part of the Apogee family for 15 years, and as a result, Phil and I have stayed close. I’m pleased that Phil is finally coming home to Apogee. His energy, skill and tenacity are all without equal. I know he is the right person to ensure our long-term growth.”