Audio industry veteran Richard McKernan joins Alt Systems
May 5, 2021

Audio industry veteran Richard McKernan joins Alt Systems

LOS ANGELES — Systems provider and integrator Alt Systems ( has appointed   Richard McKernan senior account executive, based in Los Angeles. He brings decades of combined talent and expertise as a professional recording and mixing engineer on projects for artists such as U2, Prince and Stevie Ray Vaughan. He also held a technical sales and service leadership role at Avid and Euphonix. 

Alt Systems designs, deploys and supports standalone and integrated audio solutions from technology companies that include Dolby and Avid Technology. 

“I’m am thrilled to join a company that shares my passion and commitment to exceptional audio,” comments McKernan. “From immersive audio for movies and television, to music recording, sound design, editing and mixing, high-quality audio has never been more critical to the media and entertainment industry. Alt Systems understands the importance of audio and has unparalleled experience helping customers create world-class content that looks — and sounds — amazing.” 

“Since 1993 we have continued to strengthen our commitment to delivering superior pro audio solutions, leveraging the power of Avid Pro Tools-based systems,” explains Brian Botel, VP of business development at Alt Systems, and a founder of Cutting Edge Audio Group, now a division of Alt Systems. “With the industry expanding at such a rapid place, we are fortunate to have someone with Richard’s experience to lead the charge in our audio division. With many storage and other technology solutions at our core, Alt Systems truly is a one-stop shop for end-to-end, cutting-edge solutions that offer extraordinary value.”

McKernan’s audio engineering career earned him technical, writing and arrangement, and instrument and performance credits on more than 118 albums. He is a founding member of the Entertainment Industry Professional Mentoring Association (EIPMA), an organization that connects industry professionals who volunteer to help individuals pursing an entertainment industry career. As the professional audio sales manager for Avid Technology for more than 10 years and Euphonix’s western sales director for over 14 years, he used his industry insight, technical knowledge and passion for audio to help lead sales growth.