Shure Incorporated recently announced that Mike Knappe has joined the Company as Associate Vice President of Musician and Consumer Audio Product Development. He will be responsible for all listening products and microphones sold in the retail segment as well as the Company’s MOTIV digital microphone line.
“We are pleased to welcome Mike to Shure,” commented Avi Vaidya, Executive Vice President, Product Development in a statement. “His impressive background and accomplishments will enhance Shure’s product development initiatives in this important category for the Company. We greatly value his expertise and look forward to his contributions to our product development team.”
Knappe comes to Shure from Harman, where he led its Lifestyle division’s technology team for next-generation consumer and automotive audio experiences, including cloud personalization and health and wellness. He brings global experience from his positions at Nortel, Cisco, Juniper, and Fuze, where he led international development teams for security, wireless, SaaS, analytics, UX/UI, NLP, mobile apps, and device+cloud fabrics, with a balance across hardware and software development.
Knappe has a BScEng (EE) from the University of New Brunswick and M.Eng (EE) from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, with research in adaptive algorithms and psycho-acoustics.