John Krivit has been named president of the Audio Engineering Society, succeeding Andres Mayo, who will remain on the executive committee as past president for the coming year.
“Andres has accomplished so much in his term as AES president, setting in motion new financial planning initiatives and communications strategies,” said Krivit. “As the first Latin-American president of AES, he is a testament to our tremendous growth in that part of the world. I am grateful to stand on the shoulders of all the talented men and women who have preceded me.”
Krivit was voted president-elect of the AES in 2014 and served on the executive committee of the board of governors over the last year. He also previously served as chair of the AES Education Committee.
He is an associate professor at Boston’s Emerson College and Bay State College, and he has taught for 20 years. He has spoken internationally at colleges and has been featured on or moderated panel discussions at conventions and conferences. As education chair, he also created events to raise the organization’s profile.
Krivit is also is the founder of the Boston Area Definitive Audio Student Summit and of Facebook group Hey Audio Student, which has more than 8,000 members and chronicles the events, resources and opportunities available to audio students.
“The AES is an amazing point of connection for all who desire to remain relevant while audio technology moves quickly ahead. The way audio systems are networked and content is streamed and presented in new immersive formats requires practitioners and manufacturers to stay well ahead of the curve. Companies and schools must make sure that their employees and educators can anticipate those changes before they are left behind,” Krivit said. “In my role as AES president, I am dedicated to our mission of strengthening and expanding our role as a driving force in shaping the future of audio technology.”