Schaan, Liechtenstein-based NTi Audio AG has purchased NTI Americas Inc., the companies announced this week. Effective January 2017, the companies’ presence in the Americas — headquartered in Tigard, Ore. — will be rebranded as NTi Audio Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of NTi Audio AG.
As part of the change, NTI Americas founder, owner and President Thomas E. Mintner will retire from his leadership position.
Brian MacMillan will take over as general manager of NTi Audio Inc.; he has been with NTI Americas for seven months in anticipation of the change. Prior to that, he was employed by Brüel & Kjær Sound & Vibration Measurement A/S, a supplier of technology for measuring and managing the quality of sound and vibration.
According to the release, NTi Audio AG CEO Philipp Schwizer called the transition “well planned,” and Mintner said that he expects “customers will see only minimal and positive effects” from the transition.