Fishman Acoustic Amplification is pleased to announce that Ian Popken has joined the company as Director of Product Development, assuming responsibility for both Engineering and Product Management. Popken will work with our leadership team to improve the companyâ€™s product development capabilities and business framework.
â€œIanâ€™s vast experience and particular expertise make him uniquely qualified to lead our product development efforts and to take them to the next level in the months and years ahead. We're thrilled to have Ian on board to help move Fishman to even higher levels of performance and success," says Fishman COO Jason Cambra.
Ianâ€™s early career in engineering and management began with industry leading brands such as Boston Acoustics, Teradyne and Analog Devices. Later, as Director of Product Development for Russound, Ianâ€™s customer and market driven approach elevated Russound to the #1 brand in multi-room audio.
More recently, as Market and Technology
Strategy Manager at Bose Corporation, Ian led strategic long-range product planning and exploration activities for their Home Entertainment Division. Most recently, Ian was the Marketing and Product Development lead for The OAC Group, a veteran independent consulting firm specializing in the consumer electronics and music industries.
Cambra added, â€œIt is remarkable to have found someone who has expertise in all the areas that Fishman demands â€”amplifiers & transducers, acoustics, product development, market and user research â€” to name a few. We are poised for growth and we are delighted to have found Ian at this critical juncture.â€?
Ian holds a degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Clarkson University and is an experienced classical guitar designer and builder.
For more information about Fishman Amplification, call 978.988.9199 or click to www.fishman.com.