The Aphex Management Team
Aphex is managed by two industry pros, CEO David Wiener, and GM Jim Bailey. This powerful team has a combined 40+ years in the pro, commercial and consumer audio industry with records of success at SoundTube, TASCAM, Avid and more.
About David Wiener – CEO of Aphex & DWV Entertainment
Music lover and audio industry innovator, David Wiener, learned about music going to the Fillmore East and playing guitar in a variety of rock bands. While only 12, hanging out in Greenwich Village on weekends, David became a regular friend of Dan Armstrong at Dan’s West Broadway shop and got invited to jam upstairs at John Cale’s loft.
Mixing design and engineering with innovation, David formed David Wiener Ventures after college and went on to build a career of creating extraordinary products, vehicles and fashion. Along the way, the music never stopped pounding and eventually was the inspiration for his founding SoundTube Entertainment and later, The DW Collection, partnering with FERRARI to create a variety of iconic audio systems. With a long list of audio patents, design awards and media features, David has proven himself to be a visionary in the world of commercial and consumer audio.
About Jim Bailey – General Manager of Aphex
After many years as a successful engineer, producer and studio operator in Los Angeles, riding the transition from analog to digital, Jim ultimately came into pro audio manufacturing to put that experience into new products. His motto of “get the sound that’s in the artist’s head” has resulted in numerous award-winning products. Prior to joining Aphex as Director of Product Development, Jim held product management positions at TASCAM and Avid where he acted as the glue between the customer, the sales force, the marketing team and engineering. As General Manager of Aphex, that glue is stronger than ever.
About Michael Hurwitz – Sales Director of Aphex
Michael is a lifetime veteran of the music industry. He began playing drums and guitar at 8 years old and continues today. His experience includes many years as a performer, composer, educator, recording engineer and producer, as well as a sales and technical professional within the industry. As the Principal of the SF Bay Area Rep Firm – Sirius Sales and Marketing, to his years as Director of Sales and Artist Relations at Earthworks Microphones, all these vast experiences gave him a very well rounded perspective for his current position at Aphex as Director of Sales.
About DWV Entertainment
DWV Entertainment was spun out of renowned design and innovation studio, David Wiener Ventures, to focus on the audio and entertainment world, and leverage the talents and teamwork of David Wiener. After David sold SoundTube Entertainment he founded DWV Entertainment and subsequently partnered with FERRARI to launch their mega-brand into the home entertainment world with the DW Collection. DWV Entertainment’s ownership and injection of talent and management into Aphex has created a launch pad for many new music and audio innovations, one of which is a new line to be launched in Q2-2011.