Focusrite Audio Engineering Ltd., a High Wycombe, UK-based professional audio company, has appointed Dave Froker to Managing Director. Owner and incumbent Managing Director Phil Dudderidge will remain fully engaged with the company as Executive Chairman, focusing on corporate and business development matters and, in his own words, “keeping the culture of Focusrite Novation true to its roots and mission.”
“Focusrite has grown more than 167 percent over the past three years,” Dudderidge continued, “and the time has come to bring new management leadership into the business to enable the next phase of growth. Dave Froker is not only an old friend, but also the best-qualified candidate to take over from me that I could imagine.”

Froker joins Focusrite having previously held the posts of General Manager at Digidesign, President at Stanton Group and Senior Vice President of Product Marketing at Line 6. He is relocating from California to the UK with his wife to take up the post. Commenting on his move, he said, “Phil and I have known each other since 1994…. The ensuing relationship achieved great results, and I have always enjoyed working together with Phil, Rob Jenkins and the Focusrite management team. Being invited to lead that team is a great honor and privilege….”

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