Linear Acoustic Expands Leadership Team

[![Chris Shaw](/content/images/2015/10/Linear-Acoustics-Chris-Shaw-231x300.jpg)](/content/images/2015/10/Linear-Acoustics-Chris-Shaw.jpg)Chris Shaw
Linear Acoustic has expanded its leadership team with the hiring of industry veterans Chris Shaw as VP of global sales for television and Martin Dyster as VP of business development for television. These hires are coupled with the promotion of Dan Chuey to VP of engineering and production.

“With Chris, Martin, and Dan on board, it should be obvious that we are growing in some exciting new directions,” says Tim Carroll, founder of Linear Acoustic and CTO of the Telos Alliance. “This also bolsters world-wide sales and support efforts for our already excellent product lineup, further demonstrating our commitment to the industry on a more global level.”

[![Martin Dyster](/content/images/2015/10/Linear-Acoustic-Martin-Dyster-200x300.jpg)](/content/images/2015/10/Linear-Acoustic-Martin-Dyster.jpg)Martin Dyster
Shaw brings an extensive financial and management background to his new position as VP of global sales. He comes to Linear Acoustic from Cobalt Digital, where he joined as a sales manager and eventually gained the position of executive vice president of sales and marketing. The company tripled its sales revenue during his time as EVP. Shaw also spent eight years at Wohler Technologies as director of sales, where he contributed to a team that achieved significant annual sales worldwide. He began his career in the U.K. and relocated to the U.S. to hold positions such as EVP of Snell & Wilcox in California.

With more than 28 years of experience, Dyster brings a technical knowledge base with him to his VP of business development role where he will work on expanding the company’s Audio over IP (AoIP) business. He comes to Linear Acoustic via TSL Products where he led the company’s audio division. Prior to that, he was part of TSL Products sister company, TSL Systems, where he oversaw TV broadcast infrastructure projects.

Having previously been at the umbrella company to Linear Acoustic, The Telos Alliance, Chuey started as engineering director at Telos Systems, he was promoted to VP of engineering and R&D of the Telos Alliance and then VP of engineering for processing before he achieved his most recent position. Prior to his tenure at Telos, Chuey built upon his success as manufacturing engineer at WinTronics, Inc., to become owner and director of engineering for 12 years. He started his engineering career as an Avionics Technician in the United States Marine Corps where he worked on the F/A-18 Hornet jet aircraft.

For more information, contact Linear Acoustic/Telos Alliance: 216-241-7225,

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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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