Munro expands across India
INDIA: Munro Acoustics has appointed several new staff members in a bid to expand across the country. As well as providing support for a growing number of projects, the burgeoning company also aims to raise acoustic standards and awareness of audio quality throughout India.
Munro India has been headed up by Kapil Thirwani since 2007, but renowned acoustician Andy Munro has been active on the subcontinent since he first designed Galactica at Famous Studios in 1992. The company has gone on to create many recording studios, production houses, venues and corporate spaces for clients such as Prime Focus, Sony Entertainment Television, Bluefrog and Dolby. It has also branched out into South East Asia, handling projects including post production facilities at Pinewood Malaysia.
Mr Thirwani has now been joined by four new members of staff, two in Mumbai and one each in Delhi and Chennai respectively.
Based in Mumbai, Vignyan Beera has been trained as an acoustic consultant, focusing on studio installations and hardware. Also in Mumbai, technology specialist Utkarsh Naidu, formerly with IT and studio equipment distributor SRSG, will handle turnkey packages, installations and system alignment.
Prince Philip will be working with Munro in Delhi as an electro acoustic consultant, while Krish Kumar has also joined as an associate, working from Chennai to provide local knowledge and business development for the South Indian market.
‘The company couldn’t be run by one person for much longer, and as we got busier I wanted to recruit similar minded people,’ explained Mr Thirwani. ‘I wanted to have the advantage of new perspectives and ideas coming from a well-rounded team.
‘There are no acoustic standards in India at the moment, and I want to try to educate more and more people so that we can establish a code that others can follow.’
All new Munro recruits will have the minimum qualification of an engineering degree. ‘Our new staff members will also be travelling overseas for training,’ continued Mr Thirwani. ‘I want everyone to be independent and lead their own projects. Munro has a good name, and that operation is now poised to expand out across the country.’