Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. (YCAS) announces the appointment of Chip Allen to the position of applications specialist. Prior to this new appointment, Allen spent over 10 years in sales, design, and support roles at ICB Audio and Video. Allen will be responsible for providing high-level technical support to YCAS end users and will work with dealers and district sales managers within the regional commercial audio territories. He will also conduct clinics and seminars in support of Yamaha Commercial Audio sales and marketing efforts.

“We are extremely happy to have Chip Allen join Yamaha Commercial Audio Technical Support as our eastern 24/7 applications specialist,” states Mike Nicoletti, manager of technical support. “Having experience in sales, support, recording, mixing, and installation, Chip’s valuable, well-rounded background will enable him to answer any questions our customers may have. He is very aware of the importance and urgency of getting our customers up and running as quickly as possible.”

Allen has over 20 years experience in the professional audio industry including hands-on usage of digital audio consoles both in live and studio settings, and as a recording engineer working with various artists including LA and Babyface, Nile Rogers, Reggie Calloway and Bell Biv Devoe. As a live sound engineer, he worked with many national artists including Kirk Franklin and Oleta Adams, to name a few.