Optimal Audio appoints head of product
Friday, 10 September 2021
al-mckinnaAl McKinna - head of product
UK - Recently launched manufacturer Optimal Audio has announced the appointment of Al McKinna as head of product.
A sound technology graduate of LIPA, Al joins after 15 years at Avid, where he spent three years in sales and 12 in product management. As director of product management for live sound, Al led the business strategy and product development of Avid’s Venue brand of digital live audio production systems. Most recently as director of audio hardware at Avid, he led product management for Pro Tools systems, control surfaces and live sound.
Al will be responsible for creating a future product development strategy for Optimal Audio.
“The first phase of launching the Optimal Audio ecosystem into the market is well under way,” says Al. “It’s a fantastic system, based on principles that address a clear demand in the market. My job will be to build a business strategy and create processes that develop and sustain the brand.”
Dom Harter, managing director of Optimal Audio, adds: “Al’s career speaks for itself, and we are delighted that he has chosen to join us. His product management work at Avid, in both live sound and audio hardware, mark him out as an exceptional audio industry professional.”

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