NILES, IL, July 16, 2009 — Shure Incorporated announced today that James Ahlborn has joined Shure as Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer (CFO). In this position, he will lead the Company’s Finance Division and have full responsibility for all of its functions, including internal auditing, financial planning and analysis, treasury, payroll, financial reporting, cost accounting, customs, accounts payable and receivable, tax analysis, and credit. He will also provide strategic counsel as a member of the Executive Staff.
“Jim brings a broad financial management background to Shure,” said Sandy LaMantia, Shure’s President and CEO. “His experience with global manufacturing operations, mergers and acquisitions, and strategic planning will be especially important in helping the Company to continue our long history of growth and profitability.”
Before joining Shure, Mr. Ahlborn served as Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer at Tuthill Corporation. Before that, he worked at Deloitte & Touche, where he held various finance and auditing positions.
Mr. Ahlborn received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from DePaul University and a Master of Business Administration from Northwestern University.
About Shure Incorporated
Founded in 1925, Shure Incorporated (www.shure.com) is widely acknowledged as the world's leading manufacturer of microphones and audio electronics. Over the years, the Company has designed and produced many high-quality professional and consumer audio products that have become legendary for performance, reliability, and value. Shure’s diverse product line includes world-class wired microphones and wireless microphone systems for performers and presenters, award-winning earphones and headsets for MP3 players and smartphones, and top-rated phonograph cartridges for professional DJs. Today, Shure products are the first choice whenever audio performance is a top priority.
Shure Incorporated corporate headquarters is located in Niles, Illinois, in the United States. The Company has additional manufacturing facilities and regional sales offices in China, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico, The United Kingdom, and the United States.