AES welcomes new president
WORLD: Following the recent AES Convention in Los Angeles, Andres Mayo has taken over the presidency of the Audio Engineering Society (AES) from Dr Sean Olive. Mr Mayo is the owner and senior mastering engineer at Andres Mayo Mastering and Audio Post in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is set to guide the AES into the coming year and through AES138 in Warsaw, Poland and the Convention’s return to New York City for AES139 in the autumn of 2015.
Mr Mayo has served as the AES VP for Latin America for two consecutive terms, co-chairing more than 50 AES events in the region, including the first Latin American Conferences in 2007 (Buenos Aires), 2008 (Mexico) and 2009 (Sao Paulo), as well as the first Latin Producers Panel, in Spanish, at an international AES Convention (AES137). Mr Mayo has also served four years as chair of the AES Argentina Section and still serves the Society as vice chairman of the Technical Committee for Recording Technology and Procedures (TC-RTP).
He speaks fluent Spanish, English and Portuguese and has been invited as keynote speaker to more than 60 conferences held throughout Latin America, the US and Canada. He has been presented with the AES Board of Governors Award (2009) and the AES Citation Award in recognition of outstanding contributions to the Latin American Professional Audio Community (2011).
‘I look forward to serving as president as we expand the reach of the AES in the upcoming year,’ said Mr Mayo. ‘I strongly feel that the recent LA Convention has been a resonant success in all aspects. With over 300 exhibitors and 350+ presentations, workshops, tutorials and papers, not only have we proved that the AES is alive and kicking, but also that there is absolutely no convention in the world that can provide the audience with such a high level of education in all aspects of professional audio. My special thanks to our executive director Bob Moses, co-chairs Michael MacDonald and Valerie Tyler, and an amazing team of over 50 people, for putting together the best AES Convention ever.’