Outline expands its technical team
WORLD: Outline has expanded its technical team with the appointment of Andrea Ippolito in the role of telecom engineer, while Anastasia Klinushkina has been appointed as business developer supporting the sales office.
Mr Ippolito, who graduated with full marks in telecommunications engineering, is an amateur clarinettist, and has already worked on the iMode project for several months under the guidance of engineer Daniele Pagani.
‘From my point of view, joining Outline’s R&D team has meant having the opportunity of being involved in highly ambitious projects, using state of the art technology and working alongside some of the best engineers in the pro audio industry,’ Mr Ippolito enthused. ‘My experience in the digital signal processing field has numerous applications in audio, which for me is a great source of stimulus and satisfaction, thanks also to my love for music.
‘The first project I worked on was the development of the iMode platform: thanks to research and the implementation of efficient avant-garde digital processing techniques, such as WFIR filtering, we achieved the goal of really in-depth overall system control which, along with the upgrade of the iOS applications, makes control work enjoyable and immediate,’ he concluded.
Meanwhile, native Russian speaker Ms Klinushkina – who also speaks fluent English, Italian and German – previously obtained a degree in foreign language teaching in Moscow, as well as another degree in languages for international business communication in Modena (Italy).
Ms Klinushkina has inherited a great love for audio from her sound engineer father, and her responsibilities will include maintaining and strengthening relations with existing clients – whether they are distributors, installers, rental companies or consultants, as well as finding opportunities for global expansion in new markets.
Outline stated that ‘her mastery of languages, knowledge of several cultures and great communicative ability will enable Anastasia to work at both front-office level (actually relating with the outside world), and in a back-office context, analysing the figures and results achieved, for the benefit of the sales department and the company’s marketing in general’.
‘I’m very proud to work for Outline,’ said Ms Klinushkina. ‘I’ve always loved the pro audio world, thanks above all to my father, who has worked in the sector for almost 30 years. I consider my role as being transversal and multi-faceted, as it involves the sales, marketing, R&D, logistics and administration departments. My previous work experience has enabled me to build up the abilities I currently have, which will without doubt stand me in good stead in this job, but I’ll obviously learn a lot more as I go along, and this is very exciting.
‘I’m convinced that, rather than looking for distributors, nowadays companies need to find partners willing to shares responsibilities and success,’ she furthered. ‘The key to successful international cooperation is precisely the realisation of common objectives.’
‘The team’s expansion is a further step in our development and expansion process at an international level,’ commented Outline CEO Giorgio Biffi. ‘There are countries with a high development potential, in which our brand’s appeal could be greatly appreciated. Young people are an indispensable resource since, as well as their technical skills, they are able to communicate new ideas using many different media. We are now stronger and ready to follow up on this latest step.’