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Audix Announces Promotions; Hiring Plans for Sales Department

[![Chris Pagella ](/content/images/2018/01/Chris_Pagella_Web-300x300.jpg)](/content/images/2018/01/Chris_Pagella_Web.jpg)Chris Pagella
Audix, a U.S.-manufacturer of microphones and wireless microphone systems for the stage, studio and installed sound markets, has announced several changes to its Operations and Sales Departments.

Chris Pagella has been promoted to Director of Operations and will oversee the Engineering department, as well as the management of Manufacturing and supply chain. Pagella joined Audix in 2014 as Control and Purchasing Manager.

[![Gene Houck](/content/images/2018/01/Gene_Houck_Web-300x300.jpg)](/content/images/2018/01/Gene_Houck_Web.jpg)Gene Houck
Gene Houck, who joined Audix in 2000 as National Sales Manager, has assumed the role of Director of Sales. Over the years, Houck has been instrumental in developing the House of Worship and Contractor business for the organization. Furthermore, Houck has been instrumental in identifying business development opportunities and was integral in bringing several Audix products to market, most notably, the M3 tri-element hanging ceiling microphone.

In his new role, Houck will be responsible for the development and support of the sales and marketing efforts in North America, while focusing on long term growth and increased revenue opportunities for Audix globally.

[![Todd Brushwyler](/content/images/2018/01/Todd-_Brushwyler_Web-300x300.jpg)](/content/images/2018/01/Todd-_Brushwyler_Web.jpg)Todd Brushwyler
“The markets Audix serves continue to change and it’s vital that our operations and sales departments are well structured, so we can continue to serve our customers with the utmost attention and expertise,” says Cindy Bigeh, CFO, Audix. “We believe that our employees are one of our most important assets and are delighted when we are able to develop our staff and promote from within.”

Todd Brushwyler, who joined Audix in 2013, has assumed the role of National Sales Manager and will oversee both Retail and Install markets, reporting directly to Houck.

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Michael Raine is the Senior Editor at Professional Sound. He is also a co-host of the popular Canadian Musician Radio weekly podcast.