Audio Design Associates (ADA) has announced that Richard D. Stoerger is the company’s new president and CEO.
Stoerger purchased ADA on May 24, which also happened to be the company’s 39th birthday, and upon learning this news, Stoerger thought it was a sign of good things to come.
“As we were sitting in the conference going through the closing, I leafed through the 1977 corporate folder and came across the certificate from New York State signed by then Secretary of State Mario Cuomo who later became governor and who’s son now holds that title. We knew we were turning 39, we just couldn’t believe the coincidence,” notes Stoerger. “I believe it is a very good omen.”
Stoerger, began his career when he joined ADA in January of 1988 as the firm was building its dealer sales program. Taking the role of national sales manager in the summer of his first year he would later rise to the position of vice president of sales by 1995.
In 1998, ADA co-founder Albert G. Langella, CEDIA’s first Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, made Stoerger a partner in the firm where he assumed the role of chief operating officer (COO). During his near three-decade stint with ADA, Stoerger contributed to the formation of CEDIA, including a keynote address at the formation meeting in fall of 1989. Over the years Stoerger has served on the CEDIA board of directors, chaired its regional education program, as well as its management conference and manufacturers council, and he was inducted in the first class of CEDIA Fellows. Stoerger also serves on the CTA’s audio board.
After he assumed ownership of the company this past spring, Stoerger moved ADA to a new facility in Yonkers, New York.
“This past May was a world wind with both buying out ADA and moving the company out of a building we have occupied since 1984. Our new facility is more ideally suited for engineering and manufacturing, while providing us with a cleaner corporate appearance,” he states. “At a time of new beginnings, everything around us also looks and feels new. It is a great way to start a new day. My goal is continue our impeccable heritage of providing great sounding solutions to the custom installation channel while proudly manufacturing our components in the United States of America.”
All of ADA’s personnel have chosen to make the move to Yonkers, including Langella who will continue to oversee engineering and production.
“I am thrilled to report that in addition to production being fully operational, that Albert’s Lab is up and running too. He is already preparing the first of our new products, the SAK-16×150 Swiss Army Knife Power Amplifier. And there are more incredible solutions in the works,” boasts Stoerger.
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