Wheatstone has named Lon Neumann as sales engineer for the company’s line of TV audio consoles and IP routing systems. Although Wheatstone is based in New Bern, N.C., he will be based from his office in Sherman Oaks, Calif.
Prior to this role, Neumann was a senior technical consultant for THX, the regional manager/field applications engineer for Linear Acoustic and a regional manager for NVision. He is currently the secretary of the SMPTE committee responsible for developing new international standards of interoperability among object-based immersive audio systems in digital cinema, and is a member of AES and the Society of Television Engineers.
During a joint meeting of NY SMPTE, SBE, AES and IEEE members, Neumann served as a keynote speaker focusing on the FCC’s CALM Act. He has authored the digital audio chapter in the American Society of Cinematographers’ AC Video Manual and chaired AES presentations on digital audio interface issues, among other noted accomplishments. Neumann has also offered audio support engineer for the Oscars, the Daytime Emmy Awards and the Golden Globes.
“Lon is one of those rare individuals who has the deep knowledge of audio engineering issues that can help television broadcasters make the transition to IP,” Wheatstone President and CEO Gary Snow said in a press release.