Cliff Henricksen joins OWA in new strategic alliance
WORLD: Reference monitor manufacturer, Ocean Way Audio (OWA), has announced that Cliff Henricksen has joined the company as directory of new technology, in a strategic business alliance intended to create new OWA products and technologies. In his new position, Mr Henricksen will work closely with company founder, Allen Sides, and OWA president, Rick Plushner.
‘Cliff has held numerous senior technical positions at many elite companies, such as Altec Lansing, Community Professional Systems, Electro-Voice and Bose Corporation – organisations where he was a key contributor to the invention, development and commercial launch of breakthrough technologies for over 40 years,’ commented Mr Sides. ‘He’ll be heading up our new products development team, building on the platform established with our No Limits HR series, to increase the range of products that deliver our remarkable sound.’
‘I’m thrilled to collaborate with Allen, aligning our companies’ strengths for the creation of enhanced sound systems and new recording products. Combining Allen’s sense of audio aesthetics with advanced electro-acoustical engineering will result in something uniquely powerful,’ added Mr Henricksen. ‘We will offer an assurance that our speakers will sound amazing, even “shocking”, to quote Allen, in the customer’s listening space. This is the real core competence of the entire venture. No one has it but us, with a beyond-impressive track record of accomplishments to back it up.’
According to Mr Plushner, ‘Cliff has developed a new, highly advanced ribbon microphone for studio applications that yields remarkable sonic performance. Under the brand name “Cliff Mics”, it will be brought to market through Ocean Way Audio’s growing dealer network. ‘We are excited to have Cliff on our design team. He brings an enormous amount of energy and experience with him that will greatly benefit Ocean Way Audio and our worldwide clientele.’