Chris Foreman Appointed Community VP/COO

CHESTER, PA--Community Professional Loudspeakers has appointed Chris Foreman to the position of vice president, chief operating officer.

Foreman, who rejoined Community last year, is an industry veteran with more than 40 years of experience in professional audio. A writer and journalist, Foreman was Editor of Sound & Communications Magazine in the 1980s, and co-author of Audio Engineering for Sound Reinforcement, written with the late John Eargle, and widely regarded as an educational standard. He has also held prominent positions with audio industry manufacturers, including management positions at JBL, Panasonic and Altec Lansing, and with major low-voltage contractors including Stanal Sound, Pierce-Phelps and, most recently, as VP of marketing for Lincoln, Nebraska-based Electronic Contracting.

Foreman's new position is a homecoming of sorts, having been Community's director of marketing in the early 1980s. "I'm delighted to be back working with Community," he remarked. "This has always been one of the industry's most exciting companies, with a 40-year history of innovation and creativity, an accurate, no-nonsense approach to specifications and documentation, and a strong focus on customer service. I'm looking forward to leading the company into its next 40 years of innovative loudspeakers."

"We're thrilled to welcome Chris back to Community," added Community founder and president Bruce Howze. "He is one of those rare individuals whose background spans nearly every facet of our industry, from marketing and manufacturing to education and journalism. That broad range of experience Chris brings with him to Community promises to be a major driving force in the company's future; it's great to have him on board."

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