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AES Audio Product Education Institute Supply Chain Webinar #4 to Take Place January 6, 2021

— AES initiative hosts online sessions with leading audio industry manufacturing suppliers —

New York, NY, January 4, 2021 —The Audio Product Education Institute (APEI), an initiative launched in January 2020 by the Audio Engineering Society (AES) to focus on promoting methodologies, practices and technologies involved in developing and bringing audio products to market, will host its fourth online event addressing Supply Chain & Sourcing on Wednesday, January 6 (12:00pm EST). The webinar continues the dialog with industry experts from major audio industry suppliers – Hansong Technology and Tristar Electronics will detail their organizations’ operations and offer valuable perspectives in this episode. The conversation will be hosted by Dave Lindberg (DB Enterprises) and Mike Klasco (Menlo Scientific), who are APEI’s chairs on Supply Chain & Sourcing, both with extensive experience and knowledge in supporting brands’ efforts to turn ideas into products and in manufacturing those products. The two companies will address key timely issues faced by the audio industry and will also answer questions from the hosts regarding key topics such as restrictions on travel, logistical challenges and the dynamics of global economics.

This fourth Supply Chain & Sourcing webinar is part of a series featuring key factory principals with deep experience in supplying top brands. In the session taking place January 6 at 12:00pm EST, registered attendees will be able to hear from Hansong Technology’s VO, Helge Kristensen, and Simon Gui, Sales Manager at Tristar Electronics, about the business, engineering, technological and operational challenges their companies face in bringing products to market in 2021. 

Hansong Technology is a privately owned company, established in 1998 as a manufacturer of high-performance, premium audio equipment, with assets in Asia and North America. Its headquarters and manufacturing facilities are located in Nanjing, China. Its state-of-the-art 51,000-square-meter vertically integrated manufacturing operation comprises assembly, SMT/SMD, injection molding, tooling, environmental, regulatory testing, and R&D teams. Hansong Technology has significantly expanded at a controlled pace to cover ODM and OEM manufacturing in multiple areas of consumer and commercial electronics. The company's experience includes products for markets such as Home Theater, Hi-Fi and AV systems, custom installation, professional audio, wireless technologies, and commercial audio. Hansong's workforce has kept pace with the company’s product expansion, growing to nearly 1000 full-time employees today. The engineering department is one of the company's strengths, with over 90 individuals in various disciplines from Industrial Design, Mechanical, Electrical and Software Engineering to Project Management. http://www.hansongtechnology.com/

Founded in May 2000, Tristar has remained an innovative company with a strong focus on continuous improvement and maintaining a high level of competitive advantage in an ever-increasing number of industries. The company is highly integrated in the value chain within the consumer electronics industry and has built long-lasting strategic relationships with its clients, suppliers and industry technology partners. Tristar’s sole goal is to be the best one-stop service for its world-renowned Hi-Fi and consumer electronics clients.

The AES Audio Product Education Institute’s Supply Chain Webinar #4 is part of an ongoing and multi-faceted event series that underscores the AES commitment to providing its membership and the industry at large with timely real-world information.

Webinar registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Pe7KlK-9RHWXfWLWCQMuGg

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About the Audio Engineering Society
The Audio Engineering Society, celebrating over 70 years of audio excellence, now counts over 12,000 members throughout the U.S., Latin America, Europe, Japan and the Far East. The organization serves as the pivotal force in the exchange and dissemination of technical information for the industry. Currently, its members are affiliated with 90 AES professional sections and more than 120 AES student sections around the world. Section activities include guest speakers, technical tours, demonstrations and social functions. Through Conventions, Conferences, Training and Development and Member Events, and the Society’s vast online resources, members experience valuable opportunities for professional networking and personal growth. For additional information, visit AES.org.

About the Audio Product Education Institute (APEI)
The Audio Product Education Institute (APEI) was launched in January 2020, as an initiative of the Audio Engineering Society (AES), to focus on promoting methodologies, practices and technologies involved in developing and bringing audio products to market. The Institute roadmap intends to focus on six educational pillars: Interactive Voice Con; Supply Chain and Sourcing; Modeling and Measurement; Product Management; The Legal World; and Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. For more information, visit https://audioproducteducationinstitute.org

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