Eighteen Sound Confirms Management Changes and Steps Forward Following Acquisition by B&C Speakers

April 12 2018, 01:00
Now a company under the control of B&C Speakers, Eighteen Sound has confirmed first steps under the new ownership, with the appointment of a new management team. The new appointments confirm B&C determination to keep Eighteen Sound as a separate operation, with Francesco Spapperi as the newly appointed Eighteen Sound CEO, and Matteo Bianchini now in charge of OEM Sales.

Francesco Spapperi, who has been the Controller at B&C Speakers for most of the last decade, has been appointed to the position of Eighteen Sound CEO. “Francesco will help to manage many of the day to day financial and operational details in Reggio-Emilia, with support from the rest of our management group. He has been an important part of our success in the last years. He understands our business very well, and will be a strong asset to the Eighteen Sound team,” explains B&C Speakers Group CEO Lorenzo Coppini.

The Eighteen Sound sales team has also expanded to include the recently appointed OEM Sales Director, Matteo Bianchini. Matteo has spent the last 10 years in the professional power amp module business within Powersoft, and joins Eighteen Sound with a well respected level of industry knowledge and connections. “Matteo clearly understands and cares for every person that he works with. We are quite happy to have Matteo as part of our team. He has fit in very quickly,” says Paola Riccò, Eighteen Sound Distribution Sales Director.

Eighteen Sound continues to reshape in recent months, while management has made a clear recommitment to the culture and heritage of the brand. Much needed resources have started to flow in the factory and product development departments. First results and plans for the future will be discussed during Eighteen Sound’s presence at Prolight+Sound 2018.

Eighteen Sound is a leading designer and manufacturer of high performance, high quality professional audio loudspeaker components. The company has rapidly become a respected partner for the most renowned professional speaker brands, around the globe. Eighteen Sound’s three high technology, custom designed transducer manufacturing lines are equipped with high precision, proprietary design robots. These robots are monitored by state-of-the-art, fully automated quality control sets… resulting in consistent, high quality transducer production. Eighteen Sound has a distribution network covering more than 40 countries worldwide, and manufactures all products in Reggio Emilia, Italy, near Milan. Eighteen Sound is now a member of the B&C Speakers SpA Group of companies.
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