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Universal Audio Welcomes Allan Timms as Vice President of Engineering

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA • January 17th, 2019 — Universal Audio (UA) today announced the addition of Allan Timms as its newest member of the executive team in the role of Vice President of Engineering. Timms joins UA with a wealth of experience leading highly skilled hardware, software and mixed-signal engineering teams. In his new role at UA, Timms will define and deliver critical architectures for current and future UA products.

“Hiring a talented and experienced engineering leader like Allan into the UA family during this period of growth is an exciting development for the company,” said Universal Audio CEO and Founder Bill Putnam, Jr. “His experience creating innovative and scalable systems — both in- and outside of audio — will help us to invent the next generation of classic-sounding tools for audio engineers, producers and musicians.”

As the Head of Software Engineering at Logitech, Timms was responsible for all embedded, mobile, desktop and cloud software stack teams, as well as the overall software strategy. Prior to Logitech, Timms spent more than 10 years in various engineering leadership roles at Qualcomm, culminating as Director of Engineering, Smart Gateway Products.

“I’m more than excited to join the Universal Audio team,” said Timms. “As a lifelong audiophile and engineer, I’m thrilled to be working for a company with such a great legacy in audio, and a genuine 'family' feel. We are going to build some great things together.”

About Universal Audio Inc.

Founded in 1958 by recording pioneer Bill Putnam Sr., and refounded in 1999 by Bill Putnam Jr., Universal Audio is best known for its classic, hand-built analog hardware and advanced UAD Digital Signal Processing technology for recording, mixing, and mastering audio. Headquartered in Scotts Valley, California, UA is focused on merging the best of vintage analog and modern digital technology, following its rich recording heritage and motto, "Analog Ears. Digital Minds."

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