Shure Incorporated has announced today that its president and CEO Santo (Sandy) LaMantia will retire from his role as of July 1st, 2016.
As part of a planned succession, LaMantia and Rose L. Shure, chairman, will appoint current COO and executive vice president of global operations, marketing, and sales Christine (Chris) Schyvinck to the position of president and CEO.
LaMantia joined Shure in November of 1995 as vice president of engineering and was later appointed president and CEO in May of 1996. For 20 years, LaMantia has contributed significantly to the company’s strategic growth, solidifying its position as a globally renowned audio company.
“My time at Shure has been not only a privilege, but a dream come true - combining my truest passions: music and engineering,” said LaMantia.
He continued: “It has been an honour to serve at the helm of a company that sets the bar for integrity, quality, innovation, and cooperation. Today, Shure enjoys outstanding growth, and now with a solid transition in place, the timing is right for me to step aside and spend more time with my family. Having someone with Chris’ skills, experience, and natural leadership ready to take the reins has made my decision all the easier.”
Schyvinck joined Shure in 1989 and led the operations division before being named to lead global marketing and sales in 2006. More recently, she was promoted to chief operating officer and executive vice president of global operations, marketing and sales.
Schyvinck added: "It is an honour to be named Sandy’s successor. With our talented team of associates around the world, I’m confident we will continue to bring this vision to life, and move the company forward. I’m humbled to step into this new role, excited by the challenge, and thankful to the Shure board of directors for its support.'