M&E Industry Veteran Stéphane Gagné to Join Audiokinetic Management Team and Lead Global Operations
Montréal, Canada – December 8, 2015 – Audiokinetic Inc., the leading global provider of cross-platform audio solutions for the interactive media and gaming industries, today announced a key addition to its executive leadership team with the nomination of Stéphane Gagné as Chief Operating Officer.
Effective immediately, Mr. Gagné will have overall responsibility for the company’s growing global operations, ensuring company-wide alignment in order to deliver on its ambitious strategies to meet the needs of Audiokinetic’s expanding community of loyal users and partners. Mr. Gagné will focus on continuing to build a strong, customer-focused organization, while increasing efficiency across all aspects of operations.
As a top-performing executive with over 20 years of strategy, business development, sales and operating experience in media and technology businesses, ‘’Mr. Gagné gives me tremendous confidence in his ability to align Audiokinetic's world-class innovative audio solutions with industry-leading operational practices to contribute to and extend the next-generation of Audiokinetic's market leadership, ” says Martin H. Klein, President & CEO. ‘’We are very pleased to have Mr. Gagné on board as our COO. This strengthens our executive management team and greatly adds to our capacity to implement our growth strategy.”
Previously, Mr. Gagné was the Head of Industry at Google Inc., Québec and prior to that served as Vice-President Business Development and Vice-President Digital Initiatives for TC Transcontinental Inc.
Audiokinetic sets new standards in audio production for interactive media and games. The company’s middleware solutions, including the award-winning Wwise® and SoundSeed®, empower sound designers and audio programmers with a cost effective, comprehensive authoring tool and audio engine for creating innovative game experiences. Audiokinetic is headquartered in Montréal, QC, Canada and has an office in Tokyo, Japan. www.audiokinetic.com
Wwise® is the most comprehensive audio middleware solution. It features an optimized run-time sound engine and an audio authoring application for creating and managing interactive audio content. Working with Wwise increases productivity and creativity while saving game developers time and money across the audio production of any game title.