SSL appoints Paul O’Farrell-Stevens as marketing manager
WORLD: Solid State Logic has appointed Paul O’Farrell-Stevens to the position of marketing manager for its music products division.
Before embarking on a career in communications, Mr O’Farrell-Stevens worked as a recording engineer at several SSL-equipped recording studios, including London’s CBS Recording Studios. During his time there, he had the opportunity to work with Michael Jackson, Liza Minnelli and George Michael, as well as producer and engineer George Martin.
After CBS, he went on to become the chief recording engineer at Comforts Place Recording Studios, where he worked with The Cure, Genesis and Paul Weller. Following this, he embarked on a freelance engineering career at studios such as Abbey Road, The Hit Factory, Real World, Olympic and Hook End Manor. This eventually led Mr O’Farrell-Stevens to his brand management position at QED Audio Products.
Mr O’Farrell-Stevens has also provided public relations, marketing and brand-management support for brands including Monster Cable Inc and Ixos Audio Products Ltd. In addition, he has provided freelance marketing and design consultancy for a number of consumer electronics manufacturers and distributors, such as Castle Acoustics Ltd, Multi Enterprises Ltd and Recoton A/V Distribution Ltd.
‘We are thrilled to have Paul on board as marketing manager for our music products,’ says Dan Duffell, head of marketing for SSL. ‘With such an exceptional background in recording and marketing for the music and pro audio industries, Paul is the perfect addition to our team. I look forward to working with Paul to continue to grow SSL’s legacy and vision of providing exemplary, innovative technology that sets industry standards and helps people make music sound great.’
‘I am very excited to be able to combine my years of behind the scenes SSL experience with my marketing and brand management skills,’ commented Mr O’Farrell-Stevens. ‘The years I have spent working as a recording engineer will provide me with the unique ability to recognise the needs of SSL’s music customers. I plan to combine those skills with my pro audio communications experience to further develop SSL’s leading position in the industry.’