Rycote appoints new Chief Technology Officer

Apr 21, 2017

Rycote appoints new Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Stroud, Gloucestershire, UK, April 2017:

Rycote, the award-winning U.K. manufacturer of advanced microphone windshields and suspension systems, is delighted to announce the appointment of Timo Klinge to the position of Chief Technology Officer (CTO), a member of the senior management team.

Rycote has a proud tradition of continuous innovation and is firmly committed to a customer-focused approach in its ongoing product development.

Timo reports directly to Managing Director, Simon Davies, and will have primary responsibility for delivering the company’s short and long-term innovation strategies, through customer-led new product development.

Simon Davies, Managing Director, said: “The addition of Timo to the senior management team as CTO, emphasises our continued focus and commitment to excellence by recruiting world-class leaders to drive continuous innovation and customer service excellence. In addition to being so passionate about customer-led innovation, Timo’s intense focus and easy-going demeanour makes him an excellent fit within our down to earth hard-working team.”

Timo said: “For nearly 50 years, Rycote has been delivering incredibly innovative and reliable equipment to broadcasters and location sound professionals. I feel very privileged to join the team and contribute to the development of new and exciting products with the renowned Rycote quality. I look forward to creating new and valuable professional tools by maintaining the close ‘eye-level’ relationship with our customers around the globe.”

For more information about this announcement, please contact Richard Hall, Chief Marketing Officer, richard@rycote.com. To learn more about Rycote, please visit their website here: www.rycote.com.


Renowned for its innovative, problem-solving designs for over 45 years, Rycote has become a synonym for microphone windshields the world over, playing a leading role in this industry. Forming an essential part of broadcast and recording technology at the critical point of audio capture, Rycote products are trusted by audio professionals to help them deliver great sound, time after time, and in the most demanding of conditions.

Rycote windshields and microphone suspension systems are designed for capturing audio, whilst at the same time preventing wind and handling noise and preserving the microphone’s natural frequency response. Designed, developed and manufactured in-house, the company’s designs were honored with a Technical Achievement Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2000, and shortlisted for another in 2011. Rycote continues to apply its years of engineering knowledge to create the most complete line of specialised tools for wind, shock and handling noise protection that exists today.

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