ABOUT TECTONIC

PUSHING THE LIMITS
OF AUDIO

Improvements in sound technology are one thing. Changing the way we hear it altogether is another.

DISRUPTION IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT

From removing the cone diaphragms found in traditional speakers to the use of 21st century bending wave modal technology, Tectonic leads the charge in ground-breaking audio innovation. Hear the difference in the crystal-clear voice intelligibility and wide directivity achieved in our Distributed Mode Loudspeakers (DML) and devices that utilize our Balanced Mode Radiator (BMR) drive units and exciters.

Our Story

Our technology story began with research conducted by the British Ministry of Defense that was quickly snapped up by a conglomerate of audio companies in the United Kingdom. Recognizing the potential in an early embodiment of the technology, NXT was formed to research, develop and commercialize the technology. In 2012, Tectonic began to further the research and development focused around solving the problems of intelligibility and coverage in public spaces.

Original DML Basecase Patent Filed

1996

Patent described the core methodology required to turn a flat panel into a DML.

DML Research

1997

For the five years following the basecase patent filing, extensive work was done by a team of physicists and mathematicians to understand bending wave modal technology for audio applications.

Core Balance Mode Radiator (BMR) Patent Filed

2006

Core BMR patent was filed, with the rights later acquired by Tectonic. BMR provides similar intelligibility and coverage benefits as DML, but is better suited for smaller applications.

Tectonic Launches Professional Series Distributed mode Loud Speaker

2012

Tectonic Audio Labs acquires the rights to DML for sound reinforcement and launches its first professional DML in market, the PL-12.

DML Patent Filed

2016

Building upon the original DML basecase patent, Tectonic files the patent, Audio Transducer Stabilization System and Method, which delivers stability at high power levels, through defined placement of exciters on a panel.

Smart Home Integration

2018

Tectonic Audio Labs completes their first smart home application utilizing a BMR in a voice enabled loudspeaker in the First Alert Onelink Safe and Sound Smart Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm.

LEADERSHIP

Craig Hubbell

President & CEO

           
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Craig Hubbell

President & CEO

Craig has spent nearly three decades in technology, content and the digital media space, driving transformative services and results for global B2B brands. Most recently, Craig was the CEO of PlayNetwork, the leading global provider of music, content and technology in the commercial market, where he launched innovative new products, services and media-driven experiences for over 500 leading retail, luxury and hospitality brands across 132 countries. Craig has also held leadership roles at AEI Music and Exodus Communications.

Widely respected as an executive thought leader, Craig currently sits on the board of directors for Automotive Broadcasting Network, a digital signage company targeting the automotive market and is an executive advisor to Underground Group, a digital media and content innovation studio.

Spending most of his professional career working for organizations focused on digital content in and around the music space, Craig has developed an eclectic taste in music. Playlist favorites include everything from Suicidal Tendencies to the Thievery Corporation.

Marcelo Vercelli

Chief Technology Officer

           
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Marcelo Vercelli

Chief Technology Officer

Marcelo Vercelli has been involved in the design and manufacturing of professional loudspeaker systems since 1988. He founded two companies focused in the professional audio market segment and was awarded five U.S. patents in the area of transducer technology and loudspeaker acoustics. Over the last ten years, Vercelli has focused his energies primarily in the area of near-field and mid-field studio monitoring systems.

His specialties include: Analogue and digital audio system development; Complex active loudspeaker system design; Acoustic measurement and testing;Transducer design; Manufacturing engineering systems and strategies; Test systems for automated transducer and electronics production lines.

A fire-y mutt of italian descent, Marcelo is outnumbered at home with three girls. Therefore, he maintains his sanity by performing very manly tasks like working on fast cars.

Tim Whitwell

Vice President of Engineering

           
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Tim Whitwell

Vice President of Engineering

Tim Whitwell is a physicist and acoustic engineer with over 20 years’ experience in loudspeaker research & development, transducer and system design. He specializes in electro-acoustic design, simulation and measurement, electromagnetic and Multi-Physics finite element analysis, Distributed Mode Loudspeaker (DML) design, Balanced Mode Radiator (BMR) design, laser vibrometry and system tuning. His designs have sold in the 100s of millions and won many prestigious awards including What Hi-Fi Product of the Year (twice). Furthermore, Tim is the cited inventor on a number of technology and audio patents.

Tim now lives in the Seattle area with his wife. Though the tea isn’t up to his British standards, as hikers, cyclists and nature lovers they have truly found their home in the stunning Pacific Northwest.

Heidi Keele

Vice President of Marketing & WW Pro Audio Sales

           
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Heidi Keele

Vice President of Marketing & WW Pro Audio Sales

Heidi Keele has more than 20 years of experience driving breakthrough revenue performance for a wide range of organizations — from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies — via the expert orchestration of marketing, advertising, business development, and public relations campaigns.

Passionate about leveraging the full toolbox of modern marketing methods to attract leads, improve conversion rates, grow revenues, and expand market share, Heidi has demonstrated expert ability to control multi-million-dollar budgets and launch new offerings within highly competitive markets. Her industry/product experience spans Ecommerce/Web/Internet; Entertainment and Media; Mobile Products and Services; Enterprise Software; Professional Services; and Financial Services.

When Heidi is not pushing the envelope on campaigns to drive the engineers crazy, you can find her filling out numerous Facebook surveys to determine answers to life’s greatest questions like, Who’s your spirit animal?

Phil Bunch

Vice President of Global Operations

           
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Phil Bunch

Vice President of Global Operations

Phil’s career spans over 25 years in which time he has led successful product startups as well as the deployment and marketing of over six-hundred consumer electronics products. Results of his work are heard and seen worldwide and in applications ranging from OEM transducers and modules, sound reinforcement, military and aerospace to consumer goods such as home theater, and headphones. For the past 16 years, Phil has served as President of Phase Group.

In 2012, Phil became the youngest ever recipient of the Gold Award presented by the American Loudspeaker Manufacturers Association. This prestigious honor is presented to individuals who have made significant, groundbreaking innovations to the loudspeaker industry.

When Phil isn’t busy burning the midnight oil designing the next big thing, he is busy at home with his wife and two young children. Fun fact – everyone in Phil’s family was born in a different country.

David Stokes

Chief Operating Officer

           
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David Stokes

Chief Operating Officer

David is a career technology and audio industry executive with a long history in Product Management and Product Marketing specifically focused on developing teams and channels to execute in the technology and audio marketplace. David developed products and launched the retail channel for M-Audio prior to its acquisition by Avid Technologies after which he became the founder of Brace Audio Technologies, which brought the world’s first 2.4Ghz wireless guitar connection technology. Products that David has brought to market have won numerous awards and accolades including 3 “Best of Show” awards at MacWorld, Mix Magazine’s “Certified Hit” pick at NAMM, and PC World’s “World Class” award.

David, who spent the majority of his career at Lockheed Martin, is your classic introverted technologist, however he’s well known for coming out of his shell to join water cooler discussions and get into spirited exchanges with Sean about college football.

Sean Morishige

Vice President of Finance and Operations

           
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Sean Morishige

Vice President of Finance and Operations

Sean has held multiple financial and operational leadership positions for both public and private companies. He joined Tectonic in 2015 from the private equity world where he helped secure funding, set strategy and launch early stage companies in the technology, telecom and energy industries. He has extensive international experience, previously working primarily in China/Hong Kong with a NASDAQ listed energy company. Sean specializes in operational and financial strategy, helping emerging companies scale via operational efficiency, strategic fundraising and acquisition.

Bland, financial guy? Nope, not Sean. A well-known country club hustler and avid Seattle sports fan, Sean is the resident millennial on the executive team. While his youthful energy allows his work day to extend beyond his teammates’ bedtime, he also provides ample opportunities for them to live vicariously through his complex and vibrant social calendar.

Work With Us

If you enjoy being on the cutting-edge of innovation, have a passion for audio technology and relish the chance to be part of a fast-growing startup, you may be a great fit for Tectonic Audio Labs. Our work environment at the Woodinville headquarters is fun and fast-paced. If your drive for success and skill set matches any of our open positions, we’d love to hear from you.

in the news

Tectonic Audio Labs And Tectonic Elements Combine Assets To Accelerate Release Of Next-Generation Audio Products

Newly designed website highlights company’s patented technologies WOODINVILLE, Wash., Nov. 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Tectonic Audio Labs, the leading provider of audio solutions […]

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Tectonic Audio Labs Announces New Executive Leadership

Craig Hubbell Appointed President & Chief Executive Officer WOODINVILLE, Wash., Nov. 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Tectonic Audio Labs, the leading provider of audio […]

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Woodinville, WA 98072
USA

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