Revolabs names new CEO
WORLD: Yamaha Corporation has appointed Masanori Kamihara as the new CEO of Revolabs. Mr Kamihara’s promotion comes as company co-founder JP Carney steps down from the position. Yamaha acquired Revolabs in 2014.
Having joined Yamaha in 2008 as a producer for its music production products division, Mr Kamihara moved into the professional audio business group two years later, leading product planning and strategy for commercial install solutions targeting retail and BGM applications. His most recent role was as the group manager of Yamaha’s communication system development group.
‘I am excited and honoured to be working with and to lead such a visionary team at Revolabs,’ said Mr Kamihara. ‘I have had the pleasure to work with JP and the Revolabs management team. They have impressed me with their passion for delivering innovative solutions that solve their customers’ needs and their deeply rooted knowledge for building a network of strategic partners. We will continue to deliver exceptional support and quality to those customers and partners worldwide.’
Meanwhile, Mr Carney will remain with Revolabs during a transition period. ‘As an entrepreneur, I’ve enjoyed founding, guiding, and growing Revolabs,’ he commented. ‘It has been three years since the acquisition, and during that time, Revolabs has solidly positioned itself to continue executing its strategy for growth, which has given me the opportunity to step down personally and professionally. Yamaha is committed to and intently focused on the UC space, as demonstrated by our first joint audio video solution, the CS-700. With Masanori assuming the CEO role, Yamaha will unify their UC assets under one leadership to continue building into the future.’