Premium Audio Company (PAC), a global audio solutions provider, has announced that 35-year industry veteran and chief operating officer Oscar Bernardo departed the company on December 31, 2022, to rebuild the Mirage speaker brand.
Paul Jacobs, President and CEO of Premium Audio Company, will serve as interim CEO/COO while solidifying its internal organizational structure for future growth.
Before joining the organization in 2006, Oscar Bernardo served in executive and management positions focused on operations at Audio Products International (maker of the Mirage, Energy and Athena speaker brands), Fineline Circuits Limited and Campeau Corporation. He also holds an HBA and MBA from the University of Western Ontario.
In his new endeavor, Oscar is going back to his roots by pursuing his passion for Canadian audio. He has purchased the iconic Mirage speaker brand with plans to restore its status as the innovator in setting new standards in speaker design and performance.
The Mirage legacy began in Canada in 1977 when a small group of devout audiophiles made it their mission to develop a speaker that could deliver a soundstage so natural, audiences would forget they were listening to a product, rather than a live event. The Mirage name is synonymous with immersive, 360-degree sound experiences. While traditional speakers focus on direct sound dispersion, Mirage Omnipolar products capture the impact of reflective sound.
“Oscar is a dedicated, respected, and trusted leader that has made significant contributions to the success of our company,” comments Jacobs.
“He has been integral in carrying out the company’s vision and developing new ways to create, distribute, and sell the most exciting high-performance audio entertainment products around the world. I am confident he will rebuild the Mirage speaker brand to the greatness it deserves.”