After 29 years at the helm of AudioControl, Tom Walker has sold the company to AudioControl CEO Alex Camara.
AudioControl announced Wednesday that it has promoted Alex Camara to CEO. Former CEO Tom Walker will now be chairman of the board and chief strategy officer.
"Since AudioControl’s launch in 1977, we have been steadfast in our vision to deliver best-of-class audio/video solutions that enhance our customers lives and to ‘make good sound better,’" Walker said as part of the announcement.
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