Avnu Alliance adds to its board of directors
Avnu Alliance, an industry consortium promoting open, standards-based networking, has announced the appointment of new board members for fiscal years 2019 through 2020. It has also announced Italian pro-audio manufacturer, RCF, as its newest member of the Alliance's Pro AV segment and supporter of the Milan networking protocol.
Milan workgroup founding members Henning Kaltheuner of Germany-based d&b audiotechnik and Genio Kronauer of France-based L-Acoustics have been elected to the Avnu Alliance board of directors.
Kaltheuner and Kronauer, together with their colleagues, have both been major contributors to Avnu Alliance in the ProAV segment, both in marketing and technical capacities. Results from their leadership include the recent introduction of Milan interoperability protocol, which under their direction is continuing to help shape the future of the industry.
New officer nominations were also made, including Greg Schlechter of Intel as President. Schlechter has been involved with Avnu for nearly a decade, previously serving as a board member and Avnu Marketing Workgroup Chair, working across market segments to develop strong positioning, communications and strategy for the Alliance.
The board also created a position of Avnu Alliance CTO, with Kevin Stanton of Intel stepping in to help facilitate additional common architecture leadership across segments and with the increasing number of organisations that Avnu cooperates and liaises with.
Other officer nominations include Gary Stuebing, Cisco, as Vice President and Chairman; Dave Olsen, Harman, as Treasurer; Matt Mora, Apple, as Secretary; and Amanda Cruz, VTM Group, as Executive Director.