MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (Marketwired) -- Audience, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADNC), the leader in Advanced Voice and a pioneer in multisensory processing and natural user experience technology for consumer devices, today announced that Stephanie Kaplan has been appointed to the position of Vice President of Process and Program Management. In this newly created role, Ms. Kaplan will be responsible for overall program management, as well as company-wide process optimization. Ms. Kaplan has more than 25 years of experience in research and development and operations strategy. She has served in similar executive positions with several companies including PowerVision, Invuity and Sadra Medical. She has also held director positions at Juniper Networks and Intuitive Surgical and was a principal consultant with Pittiglio Rabin Todd & McGrath.
"As we expand our product offerings, we are in parallel streamlining critical processes and programs to enhance time to market and quality," said Peter Santos, president and CEO, Audience. "Stephanie's wealth of experience in product development and operations is a key asset for us in these efforts. I am pleased to welcome her aboard, and look forward to the contributions she will make to our product execution."
Prior to joining Audience, Ms. Kaplan was an independent management consultant specializing in providing strategic guidance to both established and startup medical device and other high tech companies. She holds a bachelor's degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from The Ohio State University plus a dual MBA in Management of Technology and Operations Management from the Haas School of Business at University of California, Berkeley.
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Audience, the leader in Advanced Voice, is pioneering Multisensory processing and natural user experiences for consumer devices. Its technologies, based on auditory neuroscience, improve the mobile voice experience and enhance speech-based services as well as audio quality for multimedia. In early 2014, the company announced its expansion into Multisensory and motion processing. Through the combination of Advanced Voice and Multisensory processing, Audience aims to transform the way consumers engage with devices by enabling seamless natural user experiences and context-aware services. The company's products have been shipped in more than 450 million devices worldwide. For more information, see http://www.audience.com.