Solid State Logic (SSL) announced a business partnership with Group One Ltd to manage its US portfolio of audio solutions and operational infrastructure. Effective immediately, the new deal brings SSL together with Group One’s extensive distribution, customer support and partner network.
The partnership also sees the appointment of pro-audio industry veteran Phil Wagner as North American Senior VP of SSL, working alongside the Group One senior management team. Wagner has been involved in the audio and entertainment industry for the last four decades. Having started as a recording engineer and technician using SSL consoles, he eventually worked for the company for 17 years, becoming President of US operations in 2005. His career has also included President of US operations for Focusrite Novation Inc., with more recent senior management roles at Apogee Electronics and Ocean Way Audio.
“This is a coming home for me, working with a brand and colleagues that helped shape my early career,” Wagner said. “They are making products I always envisaged SSL making, and with the team at Group One we can ensure our clients and partners get to share this amazing opportunity. Seeing the wealth of new products coming makes this a special time to be part of the company, and I couldn’t be prouder to follow my career back to its true SSL origin.”