NEW YORK CITY — HOBO Audio (www.hoboaudio.com) founder/president Howard Bowler recently announced that the audio post studio has expanded operations with three new staffing appointments.
Photo (L-R): Mackey, Jimenez and Shafter
Jon Mackey, who joined HOBO in 2016, has been named head of production. In this new role, he will expand the company’s client base and lead new business development. Drawing on his experience creating original music for advertising and independent media, he will also helm the company’s newly established music production and licensing division.
Senior sound designer/engineer Diego Jimenez has been named vice president of engineering. In this role, Jimenez will report directly to SVP and head audio engineer Chris Stangroom. He will influence both the creative direction of sound design, as well as the software and technology used by the engineering staff. A native of Colombia, Jimenez joined HOBO Audio in 2012 after working with Ibero American Productions and DuArt Media Services.
And engineer Spencer Shafter has been named technical director. He will be in charge of further developing operational capabilities in the company’s midtown Manhattan studio space, as well as further expanding its remote workflow. Shafter not only works behind the board, mixing and sound designing for HOBO’s clients, he also works behind the mic, providing voiceover services for Bud Light, Subaru, AIG and more. Prior to joining HOBO Audio in 2018, Shafter received a bachelors and masters degree from NYU’s Music & Audio Technology program.