The Stanton group has announced that audio industry veteran Dave Froker will become the company’s new CEO. Froker will oversee each of the company’s four brands: Stanton Magnetics, KRK Systems, Cerwin-Vega and Coemar.
Recently the general manager of Digidesign, Froker tripled that company's revenue while its flagship product, ProTools, became the industry’s standard audio workstation. “The opportunities at Stanton attract me,” Froker remarked. “This is a company with a diverse product offering, innovative engineers, and an aggressive attitude towards marketing. I look forward to being a part of the company’s future, and see potential for rapid growth.”
When Froker started at Digidesign nearly ten years ago as vice president of business development. After a promotion to vice president of product marketing and a buyout by Avid, a manufacturer of digital video editing products, he became Digidesign’s general manager. At the time, the company had annual revenues of $45 million and was losing money. Over the next six years, Froker guided Digidesign as it grew to a highly profitable $135 million pro audio workstation manufacturer with 400 employees.
The Stanton Group is currently divided into four brands: Stanton Magnetics, KRK Systems, Cerwin-Vega and Coemar. Founded in 1946, Stanton Magnetics is one of the largest manufacturers of professional DJ gear—including turntables, cartridges, CD players, mixers and the company’s innovative Final Scratch system. KRK Systems designs and manufactures high-quality studio monitors, while the Cerwin-Vega brand designs and manufactures loudspeakers for home, mobile and professional audio markets, distributing their products in more than 75 countries since 1954. Coemar is a manufacturer and distributor of high-end lighting systems for nightclubs, mobile DJs and commercial applications.