Symetrix announces the appointment of industry veteran Benjamin Olswang as their Director of Product Management, expanding on their focus on new product development and innovation.
“I chose Symetrix because of the people and the products,” said Olswang. “Symetrix has an amazing team and an incredibly talented engineering department. I was floored by the cool ideas and innovative new products they were working on and I knew had to be a part of it.”
With over 19 years of experience in the professional audio industry, including 11 years in product management and 4 years in engineering program management, Olswang brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Symetrix team. He has spent many years leading teams and delivering successful products that combine hardware, firmware and software with amazing user experiences. Most recently, he was a product management consultant helping companies create innovative user-focused audio products. He has a BS in Electrical Engineering from Northwestern University and a MSc in Digital Signal Processing from Kings College London.
“I see myself as a hub connected to all the different spokes of the rest of the company,” said Olswang. “I’m a resource for anyone with product questions, whether it’s about a new or existing product. As one of the key voices for the customer inside the company, I’m always looking to solve a user’s problems in helpful ways.”
In his new role, Olswang will be responsible for managing products through their entire lifecycle. From creating the vision and strategy with the executive team, to collaborating with engineering through the development process, to championing the product once it has been released, he will be strategically involved in every step to mastermind highly engineered and state-of-the-art products.
“We’re very proud to have Ben Olswang join our team”, said Dan Lynch, VP of Marketing at Symetrix. “His wealth of technical knowledge and years of industry experience have already had a huge impact on our upcoming products, and Ben’s personality and attitude make him a perfect fit for the Symetrix family. He has immediately become an essential part of our wildly diverse team, because he shares our common love for creating phenomenal products and understands that we should be having fun while we’re doing it.”