Audio Precision Appoints Chief Technology Officer

Created on 2015-05-26 14:30:00


Welcomes Jayant Datta as new CTO   


BEAVERTON, OREGON, May 26, 2015: Audio Precision, the recognized standard in audio test, today announced the appointment of Jayant Datta as Chief Technology Officer, with responsibilities that will focus on the organization’s technology strategy, product platform evolution, and innovation efforts. In his role as CTO, Datta will collaborate closely with Tom Kite, Ph.D., VP of Engineering, and Bruce Hofer, Co-Founder and Chief Analog Engineer.

“We’re delighted to have Jayant as part of the Audio Precision team,” said Dave Schmoldt, Audio Precision CEO. “His design experience, broad audio expertise, and standards-based work will be key assets as we strive to continue bringing innovative solutions to audio and electro-acoustic test applications in a wide array of markets.”

Jayant Datta

Datta, who most recently served as Assistant Vice President for Audio R&D at THX, Ltd., brings to AP two-plus decades of audio experience and a track record of developing and implementing audio technologies across a broad range of industries and applications. In addition to his corporate career and various roles with Discrete Laboratories, Motorola, and Wheatstone, Datta has been an adjunct professor with Syracuse University’s Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Department since 1999.  Datta holds a bachelor’s degree (Electrical Engineering) from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT, Bombay) and two master’s degrees (Electrical & Computer Engineering; Music Engineering) from the University of Miami.

“Within the audio industry, AP is widely recognized as the gold standard for both the quality and performance of their products, and their measurement expertise,” adds Datta. “I am excited to be joining such a well-respected organization, one that is dedicated to enabling measurement accuracy and precision for design and manufacturing engineers around the globe.”


About Audio Precision

Audio Precision is the recognized standard in audio test. Since 1984, AP has offered high-performance audio analyzer instruments and applications to help engineers worldwide design and manufacture all types of consumer, professional, and industrial audio products. For more information, visit