DTS Promotes Towne to COO
DTS, which makes decoders for multichannel surround-sound processors, announced the promotion of Brian Towne to executive vice president and chief operating officer.
"Under Brian's leadership over the past seven years, we have enjoyed tremendous growth, adapted to significant change and evolution in our business, and realized significant success," said Jon Kirchner, chairman and CEO of DTS, in a statement. "This promotion recognizes Brian's important leadership contribution and his tireless efforts toward realizing these outcomes."
Towne, who previously held the position of executive vice president and general manager, will continue to oversee all licensing, marketing, and product management efforts on a day-to-day basis at DTS.
"DTS has evolved so much in the last few years, entering new markets and expanding our presence in the digital technology landscape," Towne said in a statement. "I am honored to take on this new role and plan to help the company as we continue our rapid growth."
Towne first came to DTS in 2003 as the company's senior vice president of the consumer/pro audio division. Prior to his time at DTS, Towne has served as director of product management at Kenwood USA Corp. and has also held various research and development and marketing positions at Pioneer Electronics. He also served as an Electronics Specialist in the United States Marine Corps.