Eastern Acoustic Works (EAW) has announced the appointment of T.J. Smith as
president and general manager. The announcement was made by Mark Graham,
Prior to joining EAW, Smith held a variety of leadership roles with the Harman
organization. His most recent assignments include four years as general manager of
the company’s operation in Shenzhen, China and management of the signal
processing brands based in Salt Lake City, Utah.
“Professional audio has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember,’ says
Smith. “EAW is a legendary brand with a distinguished history of innovation. Joining
this team is an honor. I look forward to learning from everyone here and helping
lead EAW into its next season of growth.’
The addition of Smith to the organization combined with the retirement of Kenton
Forsythe has facilitated the transition of Jeff Rocha into the role of EVP of strategy
and business development where he can focus his efforts on a forward-looking
product roadmap as well as help grow the EAW footprint in core vertical markets.
Smith holds an engineering degree from Oral Roberts University and an MBA from
Indiana University. He is in the process of relocating to the company’s headquarters
in Whitinsville, MA.
Graham adds, “We are thrilled to have TJ join EAW and the larger LOUD
management team. The combination of his engineering and industry background
together with his proven business acumen brings a powerful and complementary
skill set to our team. The possibilities for EAW are extremely exciting and the
timing is ideal as the brand is well-positioned to accelerate the pace of its market-