The Indy Audio Labs team
Rick Santiago, Co-Founder & CEO
Rick is responsible for the strategic vision, product development roadmap, new business development, and overall business leadership. Rick has more than 25 years experience both designing and leading the development of audio electronics products for both professional and consumer audio applications. His technical experience spans areas from electronics to acoustics, RF and digital signal processing. Rick is an inventor or co-inventor on four international patents and is an avid hobbyist in audio and music as a live sound engineer and as a semi-professional saxophonist.
Ted Moore, Co-founder & CTO
Ted is responsible for product development strategy and execution as well as overall operational management. Ted brings more than 30 years experience in semiconductor manufacturing, consumer and industrial product development, and audio product development. Ted has advanced degrees in physics and mathematics and he has significant consulting experience in product development management and financial modeling. Ted is an inventor or co-inventor on three international patents and is an avid movie watcher with his family.
Joe Land, Director of Engineering
Joe has a true passion for all things audio and is responsible for electronics, acoustics, and software development at Indy Audio Labs. Joe has been developing amplifiers, loudspeakers, and signal processing systems for more than fifteen years. Joe was the recipient of the 2012 Computer & Electrical Engineering Eaton Award for Design Excellence from Purdue University.
Deirdre Moore, Director of Marketing & Communications
Deirdre started with IAL in February 2017 and is now the new media contact, among other duties. Deirdre holds a B.A. in Visual Communications Design and has experience in communications in the educational field -- most recently at Purdue University and before that, with Zionsvillle Community Schools -- both which serve her well in the newly formed position overseeing all aspects of print and social media marketing, newsletter production, website management, industry show liaison, and general company communications.
Sheldon Combs, V.P. of Sales for International & Western U.S.
Sheldon Combs is a business development professional with 27 years of international sales experience. Following a successful 10 year stint at Klipsch Group developing its business in Latin America and Asia, Sheldon started his rep firm, American Tradco. He soon afterward started working with Indy Audio Labs where he is currently in charge of International and U.S. Western sales. Sheldon is the father of four beautiful daughters. He enjoys spending time with his family, movies, music and gardening.
Jim Sperandio, V.P. of Sales for Eastern U.S.
Jim brings a wealth of consumer electronics experience to Indy Audio Labs. He spent five years as a retail salesperson and a buyer for a two store AV company. He has been a principal in an AV manufacturers rep firm for over 30 years and spent two years as a sales manager for a video company.