Digigram, the digital audio network solutions provider, has named Philippe Delacroix managing director as of March 1, 2002.

Delacroix, who joined Digigram in September 2001 as director of operations, is a 17-year pro audio veteran, with key technical and general management positions at Schlumberger, Digitec, Studer, and Harman Pro as well as elsewhere in the telecom industry.

"Delacroix not only has rich high-level management experience, but he has a very strong working knowledge of Digigram's markets, products, and technologies," says Digigram SA president Philippe Girard-Buttoz.

Delacroix says he has several key goals for Digigram in 2002: "We will continue to build strong relationships with a growing number of development partners, not only in broadcast, but in the public address market as well. Our networked audio technologies will lead the way for growth in the public address market. Finally, look for Digigram to capitalize on synergies between itself and subsidiary Aztec Radiomedia and InnovaSon, a company in which Digigram is the lead investor."

In five years with Schlumberger Audio, he worked his way from project engineer to R&D project leader to director of system engineering department. In 1987, Delacroix and four other staff officers of the professional audio division of Schlumberger led a management buyout to form Digitec SA. Delacroix was vice president of engineering and a member of the board of directors with Digitec from 1987-1990.

In 1990 Digitec became Studer Digitec after it was acquired by Studer Revox and then Harman International. Delacroix served as president and managing director of Studer Digitec thru 1995. In 1996, Delacroix moved to Interphase Corp., a supplier of network and telecom adapters, where he was COO of European operations.