Chad DeFranco Joins Renkus-Heinz as Loudspeaker Systems Engineer

Renkus-Heinz has announced that Chad DeFranco has joined the company as a loudspeaker systems engineer. DeFranco grew up in the audio industry, mixing front-of-house and working with sound systems since he was 11 years old. He started engineering when he was only 15 at Florida's famed Club LaVela, the largest nightclub in the U.S., and continued there for 15 years.

DeFranco went on to found DeFranco Productions, where he designed and installed sound-reinforcement and lighting systems, mixed front-of-house and monitors for major artists, designed custom sound systems for recording studios and home theaters, and served as a system engineer, master electrician, and consultant. Recently, he has also served as an audio system and acoustic engineer at Pure Groove Systems. DeFranco has a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Electrical Engineering from Florida State University and is a member of the IEEE and the Audio Engineering Society.

"We're delighted to add Chad DeFranco to our engineering team," says Renkus-Heinz Senior VP Ralph Heinz. "His skill set is a great match for us and touches on virtually every aspect of professional audio systems design, alignment, tuning, troubleshooting, repair, and use. I look forward to working closely with him and am confident he will contribute greatly to future generations of Renkus-Heinz products."

"Working with Renkus-Heinz is a dream job for me," DeFranco adds. "Throughout my career as an audio engineer, I knew I could depend on Renkus-Heinz products to reliably deliver the finest audio quality and easily integrate into a wide variety of system designs. Renkus-Heinz is one of the leading brands in the audio industry, and I am excited about the opportunity to join their engineering team."

Renkus-Heinz is distributed in Canada by Contact Distribution.

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Michael Raine is the Editor-in-Chief at Canadian Musician, Canadian Music Trade, Professional Sound, and Professional Lighting & Production magazines. He also hosts the Canadian Musician Podcast.
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