Audio industry veteran Ken Berger, a co-founder of Eastern Acoustic Works, has joined Mackie Designs Inc., the company that purchased EAW in 2000, as senior vice president of marketing. He will have global responsibility for marketing initiatives across all Mackie Designs Inc. brands including EAW and RCF.

Berger brings to Mackie more than 25 years of marketing and business development experience in the professional audio industry. Most recently, he was the founder and CEO of Pro Sound Web, the largest online community for professional audio, lighting, and entertainment technologies. Prior to that, Berger was co-founder and president of EAW.

"There is no person better suited to direct our marketing efforts," comments Jamie Engen, Mackie president and CEO. "Ken not only has a wealth of industry experience and knowledge, but a distinguished record of launching and growing successful professional audio companies. He is a proven executive and we are confident in his ability to guide our many marketing resources around the world." "I look forward to working closely with the talented individuals that make up the Mackie marketing teams and I’m anxious to contribute to the success of this organization as a whole," says Berger. “Mackie has an extremely strong foundation, with exceptional technology, strong brands, and a committed group of skilled employees. As we look into 2003 and beyond, I am confident that Mackie will continue to grow and mature in its leadership position." Berger will work from Mackie's headquarters in Woodinville, WA.