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Electrosonic CEO Jim Bowie to Step Down After 30 Years With the Company

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Leading AV solutions provider, Electrosonic, has announced that CEO, Jim Bowie, is stepping down at the end of June.

Electrosonic's CEO Jim Bowie to Step Down After 30 Years With the CompanyThe date is significant for marking his 30th anniversary with the company.

However, Bowie will continue to play a part in the company as a senior adviser to the Board of Electrosonic Group.

His replacement has yet to be announced. Until then, Executive Chairman of the Board, Steve Leyland, will lead the worldwide group.

Bowie has been with Electrosonic since 1987, joining the company’s London headquarters as an engineer. He transferred to the US in 1992 where he opened the company’s California flagship office.

His contribution has been pivotal to a number of Electrosonic’s significant achievements in the theme park industry. He negotiated the sale of the product R&D division to Extron and steered the company through many years of profitability. Bowie also kick-started Electrosonic’s pioneering apprenticeship programme in 2009.

“We’re coming off an exceptional year in 2016, with a great backlog for 2017,” he commented. “We have a very strong foundation, a very powerful leadership team, and a lot of talent, including young talent, which is so gratifying. I’m looking forward to seeing what the team will achieve in this next chapter of the Electrosonic story.”

Robert Simpson, Founder and Director Emeritus of Electrosonic, praised Bowie’s loyalty to the company. He also highlighted ‘the spirit of enterprise he brought to the business’.

Going forward, Bryan Hinckley is being promoted to President of Electrosonic Inc.. Sarah Joyce will continue her role as Managing Director of Electrosonic Limited.

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Charles is Managing Director at Blooloop. He attends numerous trade shows around the world and frequently speaks about trends and social media for the attractions industry at conferences. Outside of Blooloop his passions are diving, trees and cricket.

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