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Steinberg Appoints New Managing Director

Kazunori Kobayashi new Managing Director at Steinberg (February 01, 2005)

Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH today announced the appointment of a new Managing Director, Kazunori (Kaz) Kobayashi, who is responsible for all areas of Steinberg’s business worldwide effective January 22nd, 2005.

Joining Steinberg from the Yamaha Corporation, Kaz Kobayashi has many years of experience in the digital audio industry. He was previously General Manager of Yamaha’s Product Strategy Planning Office for the Pro Audio and Digital Musical Instruments Division, where he oversaw Yamaha’s strategic unit responsible for long-term planning in the company’s activities in the pro audio field.

“I am very pleased to be appointed as Managing Director of the most successful and venerable brands in the digital audio industry,” he stated. “Together with the existing Steinberg management team, I will be taking the company forward to build an even stronger brand value for Steinberg, which will remain an independent company within the Yamaha organization,” he continued.

Steinberg’s General Manager, Andreas Stelling, commented: “We at Steinberg extend a very warm welcome to Mr Kobayashi,” he commented. “Steinberg and Yamaha are now best placed to forge new products and technologies that will be a motor of innovation in digital audio for many years to come,” he added.

* Yamaha Corporation announced a basic agreement to acquire all common stock of Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH from Pinnacle Systems on December 21st 2004; the transaction was closed on January 21st, 2005.

About Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH
Steinberg is known the world over for its professional media solutions. The company has been developing, manufacturing and selling software products for musicians and producers in the music, film, post production, and multimedia industries since 1984. Steinberg products are used by Grammy® and Oscar® award winning composers, engineers, and producers.

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