After over 20 years of service, loudspeaker legend Dean Hartley has decided to retire. Dean has held the position of Technical Director since 1997 and during this time he has been a popular and respected member of Monitor Audio’s board.
Dean has led the design and development of new loudspeaker technologies and introduced innovative driver concepts and materials to create Monitor Audio’s globally-acclaimed ranges of loudspeakers. The Silver Series and the range-topping Platinum family are two of Dean’s most successful speaker designs.
Dean has grown Monitor Audio’s design team from one to 20 and his appointments are ready to build upon Dean’s legacy.
Product design director, Charles Minett, has particularly enjoyed and benefited from working closely with Dean, most recently in the development of the class-leading Studio loudspeakers.
Joining Charles will be Michael Hedges, who is returning to Monitor Audio after two and half years in the Infotainment team at Jaguar Land Rover. Michael will take up the position of Technical Director on 19th June 2018. With the team that Dean has built, together with the appointment of Michael, Monitor Audio is well placed to continue to produce award-winning loudspeakers.
The Monitor Audio team wish Dean a happy retirement and know that he will be kept very busy – his next project is the house he is building from scratch in Yorkshire.