Electrosonic Appoints New Executive Board Chairman

Electrosonic Appoints New Executive Board Chairman

Steve Leyland, executive chairman of Electrosonic board

Electrosonic has appointed Steve Leyland as the executive chairman of the Electrosonic board. He has been a non-executive director and advisor on the Electrosonic board since July 2015 and has worked for many leading global technology companies during his career. Philip Aminoff, who has served as chairman of the Electrosonic board for the last 14 years, remains a director of the board, and chairman of Electrosonic’s parent company Helectron Oy Ab.

Leyland is a seasoned technology industry executive and brings a wealth of experience in the fields of audiovisual systems, unified communications, and telecoms to Electrosonic. He was a member of the Barco executive leadership team as well as leading Barco’s control rooms and simulation division back to profit. Prior to that, he was president, Europe, Middle East and Africa for Polycom, where he tripled revenue during his tenure. He has also held senior executive roles at Intel Corporation in Europe and Dialogic Corporation in the USA.

Leyland has extensive international experience, having lived and worked in the U.S., U.K., Belgium, and France. He brings with him a passion for international business, people, and technology and a career track record in consistently delivering results in highly competitive technology markets. He is a graduate of Nottingham University with a bachelor's degree in electronics engineering.

“Throughout my time on the Electrosonic board as non-executive director, I have learnt a lot about Electrosonic and their values,” Leyland said. “I strongly endorse their philosophy of putting the customer at the heart of all operations. It will be an honour for me to become executive chairman and I look forward to being part of the team and continuing to grow the company.”

“I am delighted that Steve has accepted to take on the role as executive chairman,” Aminoff said. “Steve is extremely commercially orientated with significant international experience. Through his role as non-executive director and previous roles within the AV industry, he has a deep understanding of Electrosonic’s operations, culture, and ethos.”

Leyland officially commenced this position on July 1.

Kirsten Nelson is a freelance content producer who translates the expertise and passion of technologists into the vernacular of an audience curious about their creations. Nelson has written about audio and video technology in all its permutations for almost 20 years; she was the editor of SCN for 17 years. Her experience in the commercial AV and acoustics design and integration market has also led her to develop presentation programs and events for AVIXA and SCN, deliver keynote speeches, and moderate and participate in panel discussions. In addition to technology, she also writes about motorcycles—she is a MotoGP super fan.