- On April 24, 2019
Collyer Spreen has joined Cutting Edge to lead audio sales as the company continues its 25-year legacy of providing unparalleled audio production solutions, support, and service to the professional recording, sound design, and mixing industries.
Spreen brings more than 20 years of audio sales and support experience, including more than 9 years as a Sales Engineer at Avid Technology, where he specialized in Avid’s groundbreaking Pro Tools line of digital audio workstations and consoles.
Spreen will continue the rich legacy established by retiring Cutting Edge co-founder and audio expert Jeff Briss. Since launching Cutting Edge’s audio division 25 years ago, Briss has gained notoriety as one of the world’s top audio experts. Spreen will assume management of Cutting Edge’s audio accounts, including the top brands in the recording, mixing, and immersive sound design industry.
“We’re thrilled Collyer is joining the Cutting Edge team,” said Brian Botel, Cutting Edge co-founder and Vice-President of Business Development. “The company was created a quarter-century ago around Avid Pro Tools solutions. Collyer’s Pro Tools and Avid S6 system expertise – and his knowledge of technologies such as Dolby Atmos mixing makes him the perfect choice to continue the incredible tradition started by Jeff Briss.”
“Cutting Edge is the premiere audio system design and deployment systems integrator in North America,” said Spreen. “I am honored to continue the tradition established by Jeff Briss, Brian Botel, and Cutting Edge co-founder Sig Knapstad as we deepen our commitment to the audio community.”
“Collyer is an audio pro in every sense,” said Sig Knapstad, who now serves as Chief Technology Officer of Cutting Edge and parent company ALT Systems. “His unparalleled reputation in the industry and deep understanding of the latest digital audio production technology is exactly what we need as Jeff Briss begins his well-deserved retirement from Cutting Edge.”
“Collyer Spreen is yet another example of how the merger of ALT Systems and Cutting Edge demonstrates we are dedicated to serving the needs of audio content creators nationwide,” said ALT Systems Chief Executive Office Jon Guess. “Our customers recognize the pivotal role audio plays in storytelling. Whether on stage or in a studio, ALT Systems and our Cutting Edge division are committed to making sure we are delivering the best audio products and solutions at competitive prices.”
Spreen begins his new position immediately and can be reached via the Cutting Edge headquarters in the San Francisco Bay Area at 415-487-2323 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.