Highlighting its dedication to engineering and technological innovation, Renkus-Heinz (opens in a new tab) has appointed industry expert Sebastian Rivas as Software Development and Research Engineer.
Rivas will work closely with Chief Technology Officer Ralph Heinz and Director of Engineering Chad DeFranco following the launch of new products at ISE and InfoComm, including the PCX series featuring Passive UniBeam technology for wider application in a variety of facilities.
“The addition of Sebastian to our team will advance our software algorithms to generate FIR filters that will ultimately improve the overall sound of our audio solutions,” DeFranco said.
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“I had the opportunity to speak with Harro Heinz about his role and found it very helpful to learn about the company’s history and the innovative processes that made it the leader in information technology. beam-steering speakers,” Rivas said. “Renkus-Heinz is a leader in the audio solutions industry, and I am fortunate to come into the company at a time when I am contributing to the sound revolution.
He joins Renkus-Heinz at a pivotal time as the company has just completed its organizational changes. Heinz, the company’s founder, is retiring and Monika Smetona has been named company president.
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“Sebastian’s talent and ambition in the audio industry made him the best candidate for this position,” Heinz said. “I know he will be a great asset to the Renkus-Heinz team and I look forward to working with him to advance the sound solution.”
With nearly 15 years of experience in the AV industry, Rivas is uniquely positioned to join the Renkus-Heinz team and advance the company’s audio engineering efforts. Prior to joining Renkus-Heinz, Rivas worked as a professor at St. Thomas University, a 2D software developer at Sensey Electronics in Mexico, and at Danley Sound Labs developing the Direct Sound System modeling software.