Santa Monica, CA (July 24, 2018)—Apogee Electronics has named industry veteran Phil Wagner as its new president.
The announcement was made by Apogee CEO and co-founder, Betty Bennett; it’s not the first time they’ve worked together. “I met Betty at the 1984 summer NAMM show at Chicago’s McCormick Center,” said 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 began his career in New York City as a recording engineer at Soundworks, located in the basement of the legendary Studio 54; from there, he went to Soundcraft USA. In the intervening years, he became president of Solid State Logic Inc., and most recently was president of Focusrite Novation Inc.
With his arrival at Apogee, he will draw on his varied background for the manufacturer of audio interfaces for recording, post production and aspiring musicians. “It gives me great pleasure to join Betty in guiding Apogee into the next phase of its strategic business plan,” he said. “We have many great ideas and are planning for solid growth in our core markets.”
Bennett remarked “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.”