Experienced Semiconductor Veteran Brings Deep Consumer and Automotive Customer Relationships
Santa Clara, CA – October 13, 2019 – DSP Concepts, Inc., the leading embedded software provider for voice and playback audio processing, announced that James Wargnier has joined its executive team as Vice President of Sales and Marketing to lead its next stage of customer and channel development, building on what is already an enviable list of consumer and automotive customers. Mr. Wargnier brings not only a deep set of customer relationships in the company’s target markets but also has the technical savvy to ensure the most efficient use of sales and support resources as well as recruitment of the right set of third party resellers.
Mr. Wargnier was most recently Vice President of Sales for Telink Semiconductor and prior to that was Vice President of Sales at Stonestreet One, a Bluetooth software company that was acquired by Qualcomm, where Mr. Wargnier subsequently managed IoT connectivity products. Prior to being a sales executive, Mr. Wargnier held a series of engineering positions in the semiconductor and automotive industries. Mr. Wargnier holds an MSEE from Wayne State University, MSEE in communications theory from Johns Hopkins, and a BSEE from Lawrence Institute of Technology.
DSP Concepts CEO Chin Beckmann, stated, “We are thrilled to add Jim as a key addition to our executive team to help us drive scale. We’ve successfully driven growth on the strength of our technology, and with the addition of Mr. Wargnier, we are now positioned to replicate that model more broadly across the consumer and automotive audio industries by growing the number of direct relationships while developing a reseller network that can multiply our feet on the street. In addition, as the DSP Concepts Audio Weaver framework is an extensible platform that enables third parties to add their own digital signal processing (DSP) intellectual property (IP), the addition of Mr. Wargnier ushers in a new exciting era of an Audio Weaver ecosystem of IP developers and integrators, which will significantly contribute to the company’s future growth.”
DSP Concepts Vice President of Sales, James Wargnier added, “I am absolutely delighted to join DSP Concepts and grow a world-class sales and support organization. The company has been built on a culture of technical excellence and has established a dream list of tier 1 OEMs in the consumer electronics and automotive industries. The proof points of having a solid foundation upon which to build a scalable business are clear. The opportunity is now to contribute to the next stage of growth.”