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Katrin Rawks rises to engineering leadership role at Meyer Sound

Katrin Rawks rises to engineering leadership role at Meyer Sound
Katrin Rawks has been promoted to director of loudspeaker engineering

Katrin Rawks rises to engineering leadership role at Meyer Sound


Meyer Sound has announced the promotion of Katrin Rawks to director of loudspeaker engineering and the hiring of Ianina Canalis as application architect, spatial audio specialist.

Rawks, who started with the company as a student intern in 2003, has taken on increasing responsibilities over the years, holding positions in mechanical engineering and transducer engineering, where she worked directly with company president and CEO John Meyer and vice president and chief loudspeaker designer Pablo Espinosa on the mechanical and acoustical designs of 23 Meyer Sound products, including the LEO family, the ULTRA-X point source loudspeakers and the Bluehorn system. She is co-holder of the technology patent associated with LEOPARD line array loudspeakers as well as five design patents related to Ashby, Amie and LEOPARD. In her new role, she reports directly to Vice President of R&D Marc Chutczer.

“It’s been inspiring to work with Katrin over the years, and watching her develop her considerable talents as a key member of our loudspeaker engineering team,” commented John Meyer.

“What I really appreciate about Meyer Sound, and why I’ve chosen to make my career here, is the scientific integrity that underscores all we do,” added Rawks. “It’s inspiring to be surrounded by people who are extremely knowledgeable and who are as enthusiastic about what they do as I am.”

Joining Meyer Sound early in 2020, Canalis is already is contributing to the final development stages of the Spacemap Go spatial sound design and mixing tool. Prior to joining Meyer Sound, she held posts as a lecturer in live sound technology at universities in the UK and her native Argentina. During this time, she continued to develop her own software for multichannel live sound production, ISSP, or Immersive Sound System Panning, which she started while studying for her Master of Science in Audio Engineering from Leeds Beckett University. Meyer Sound discovered her talents when she applied ISSP to several live events sponsored by SoundGirls, including at the 2019 AES convention in New York. Canalis is based in Berlin, Germany and reports to vice president of R&D Marc Chutczer.

“It is wonderful to be part of the Spacemap Go global development team,” said Canalis. “Each member comes with a spectacular background, which enhances the exchanges among us. We are refining this software together, continually improving the tool as we strive to increase the creative possibilities.”

“We continue to be amazed and gratified by the talents of the people we attract to Meyer Sound, and also those we’ve been able to retain for years while they develop their skills,” added executive vice president Helen Meyer. “With Ianina and Katrin, we are also proud to continue our industry leadership in promoting gender balance in top-level positions.”

Ianina Canalis, Meyer's new application architect, spatial audio specialist
Ianina Canalis, Meyer's new application architect, spatial audio specialist

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