Ken DeLoria, founder and former president of Apogee Sound Incorporated, has joined Community Professional Loudspeakers in the role of product manager. DeLoria brings over 26 years of experience in pro audio product design, business development, and marketing initiatives to Community’s management team.

In addition to a lengthy career in manufacturing, he worked for seven years at McCune Sound Service as a sound system designer and engineer where he pioneered high-fidelity sound for SuperBowls XVII and XIX. Later, DeLoria was the system alignment engineer for seven years of the Grammys, six years of the Oscars, two Democratic National Conventions, numerous Broadway shows and more than a hundred permanent system installations.

DeLoria states, “Community has long been known as the ‘go to’ company for outdoor and weather resistant loudspeaker products. What’s not as well known is the wealth of transducer technology that the company possesses, and its diverse catalog of high-performance indoor products. Community has excellent sounding loudspeakers that are suitable for a very wide range of applications. “I hope to generate greater public knowledge of the company’s strengths, as well as help direct future product development so that it closely aligns with worldwide market demands.”

“Ken is one of our industry’s most innovative and creative professionals,” stated Community founder and President Bruce Howze. “As a pillar of the audio community for nearly three decades, he’s a perfect fit for Community, and we’re pleased to welcome him.”

DeLoria joins Community at a pivotal time for the company, which has experienced unprecedented growth as a result of strong focus on product diversification. “Community has introduced some really innovative products in the past couple of years, like the iBOX series and the R2SUB,”added DeLoria. “It’s that kind of leading-edge thinking that attracted me to Community.”

Howze continued, “We’re excited to have Ken on board. His years of experience and deep understanding of both the business and technical aspects of the audio industry are unequalled. We’re all really looking forward to working with him.”

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