BUENA PARK, Calif.âŽ¯Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. has appointed Kevin Kimmel to the position of mixer product manager, effective July 20. In his new position, Kimmel will be responsible for product training, the implementation of marketing and support programs, and recommendations for mixing console product design from the North American market to the research and development team in Japan. He will report to Marc Lopez, marketing manager, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc.
For three decades, Kimmel has been an audio mixer, system designer, recording engineer, and most recently held the position of Assistant Technical Director at Disneyland. He was also monitor engineer for Tower of Powerâ€™s â€œSoul Vaccination Tourâ€? and was the front of house engineer for Luis Miguelâ€™s “Aries” and “Segundo Romance” world tours. Kimmel served as production mixer on several shows for ESPN, and worked
as a freelance front of house/monitor
mixer in the television industry on
a multitude of shows including Jimmy Kimmel Live, Dr. Phil, several Survivor Finales, The Jerry Lewis Telethon, and the Wayne Brady Show.
Kimmelâ€™s recording credits include recording/mixing engineer for many artists including Three Dog Night, Bobby Caldwell, Tower of Power, Ray Charles, and film credits include Raging Bull, The Blue Lagoon, First Blood, Rocky III, and Jaws 3D.
â€œKevinâ€™s vast mixing experience in many of the commercial audio market segments will be a real asset for our team,â€? states Marc Lopez, marketing manager. â€œHis caliber of expertise will provide a responsive level of support to our customer base.â€?
â€œI am very excited about this opportunity and look forward to a productive future with Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc.,â€? says Kimmel.
Kimmel is married and resides in Fullerton, California.
About Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc.:
Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. (YCAS) provides a full line of integrated professional audio products offering complete systems solutions for the broadcast, sound reinforcement/installed sound, touring, commercial recording, and post production markets. With the recent purchase of NEXO loudspeakers by Yamaha Corporation Japan, the company remains the official U.S. and Canadian distributor for all NEXO models. YCAS offers comprehensive in-house and field product training for its customers, a dedicated dealer network, and 24/7 technical support