Ashly Audio, a subsidiary of JAM Industries, says Scott Leslie will join the company as executive vice president.
In the newly created position, he will report to CEO and President Mark Wentling and oversee the R&D, marketing and North American sales divisions.
Leslie’s roots are deep in the audio industry; his father, Donald, invented the Leslie rotating speaker. The younger Leslie earned his master’s degree in acoustics from Georgia Tech and, after interning at Fender, took a position as a loudspeaker engineer at Altec-Lansing. From there, he pivoted to the computer and software industry with positions at Tektronix, Sun Microsystems, SeeBeyond, and others before starting his own analytics software company. He returned to the pro sound industry as VP of engineering at JBL Pro before launching his own consulting firm, PD Squared, which helped clients with strategy, product development, and product management.
Ashly Audio Inc. designs and manufactures signal processing equipment and power amplification for use in the commercial sound contracting and professional audio markets.