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ON THE MOVE

Who: Chris Pelzar, CEO at Fairlight USA Previous Lives: 2001-2002, president Euphonix 2000-2001, executive VP sales & marketing AMS Neve 1997-2000, VP
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Who: Chris Pelzar, CEO at Fairlight USA

Previous Lives:

  • 2001-2002, president Euphonix
  • 2000-2001, executive VP sales & marketing AMS Neve
  • 1997-2000, VP Euphonix
  • 1991-1997, VP AMS Neve
  • 1989-1991, acting president WaveFrame
  • 1980-1989, independent manufacturers representative and shareholder in LaSalle Music & Pro Audio

Main Responsibilities: Entire operations P&L in the U.S., Canada and South America; setting the direction this organization chooses to go now and in the future.

If I could do anything else as a profession, it would be: Head Coach of the world champion New England Patriots. I have been a season ticket holder for almost 10 years, and my colleagues call me “Coach.”

The most important lesson I've learned since being in this field is: People are your business' life blood. I feel that if you get enough truly talented people together who are motivated by a single goal, you cannot fail. I always seek people that are self-assured and self-motivated. You cannot teach someone those attributes. I have been lucky to have worked with several people who fit that description in my career, and I am very fortunate to work with two of them, Mike Mueller and Brad Eisenhaure, at Fairlight right now.

My biggest accomplishment in this field was: Being at the forefront of large-format digital consoles in music, post and broadcast. I was involved in some of the very “firsts” in this industry category, including the first use of an all-digital console in a live television show at TNN and the first all-24-bit digital recording and digitally mixed album projects at Right Track Recording.

Currently in my CD player are: Van Halen 5150, Aerosmith Pump, Dave Matthews, Steely Dan Greatest Hits.

When I'm not in the office, I enjoy…Skiing at Vail/Beaver Creek Colorado. I have been going there for many years and I love it more each time. I love traveling to Europe, Florida and the Caribbean, and I have just returned from my first trip to Australia and am looking forward to going back after 10 years to South America this year.

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