PAMA pays tribute to Mark Brunner
Monday, 5 October 2020
markbrunnerschmittMark Brunner (right) with engineer/producer Al Schmitt, at an AES Convention book signing
USA - The Professional Audio Manufacturers Alliance (PAMA) is mourning the loss of long-time Shure executive Mark Brunner. A former president of PAMA from 2011/13, Brunner was also a key member of PAMA’s marketing and retreat planning committees, where he lent an important and consistent voice to the strategic planning and implementation of various PAMA activities.
Brunner joined Shure in 1989 and during his tenure held several key positions, including Director of Advertising and managing director of the Musical Instrument and Touring Sound business unit. Most recently, Brunner was the vice president of global corporate & government relations, where he worked on numerous industry issues including the FCC rules for wireless device operation/frequency spectrum allocation and lobbied to protect the pro AV market sector.
Additionally, he was a prominent member of The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing Manufacturers Council, where he frequently shared his views on legislative wireless white space and broadband issues as well as other related industry topics.
On behalf of PAMA, Greg Beebe, chair of the board of directors, states: “With the passing of Mark Brunner, we have surely lost one of the leading and most impassioned and valued voices of our industry. Mark always had a remarkably positive attitude. He was a mentor, a sounding board, an advocate of best practices, a good friend and generous supporter to all who knew him. He was the voice of reason and truly made a difference. Our loss is shared by the entire music community, as he has left an indelible imprint on this industry.”

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