Shure names successor to current president and CEO
Shure Incorporated has announced Christine "Chris" Schyvinck will be named president and CEO of the company when Santo "Sandy" LaMantia retires on July 1, 2016.
The decision to promote Schyvinck from her current role as executive vice president of global operations, marketing, and sales and chief operating officer was made by LaMantia and Shure chairman Rose L. Shure as part of a planned succession.
Schyvinck will take on the title of president on January 1, 2016. LaMantia rose through the company from joining in November 1995 as vice president of engineering and was appointed president and CEO in May 1996.
He said: “My time at Shure has been not only a privilege, but a dream come true—combining my truest passions: music and engineering.”
Schyvinck joined Shure in 1989 and led the operations division before heading up global marketing and sales in 2006. More recently, she was promoted to executive vice president of global operations, marketing, and sales and chief operating officer.
“It is an honor to be named Sandy’s successor,” she said. “Over the years, Sandy and I have worked closely to drive the vision for the company’s growth, and I’m confident that we’ve already built a strong foundation that will see us far into the future. I’m delighted that Sandy will be here for the next nine months, helping me transition into this new role.”
“Sandy and I selected Chris as a possible successor almost 15 years ago,” said Shure. “It is very rewarding to see our long-range plan for her come to fruition.”