Mr. David W. Scheirman

AES Past President

Senior technical expert of Bose

David W. Scheirman studied complex product development projects, product management,  and technology marketing strategy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA), California Institute of Technology (Pasadena, CA), and Stanford University (Palo Alto, CA).

Mr. Scheirman has worked professionally with an electroacoustical measurement laboratory, a computer-controlled audio system developer, a networking technology R&D firm, leading professional loudspeaker manufacturers, an installed system integrator and large-scale rental sound companies. He was employed by MediaLink Technologies in Seattle, Washington as Manager, Professional and Industrial Electronics, and served as Western Regional Manager for IED (Innovative Electronic Design) in Louisville, KY.  He served as Director, Knowledge Resources for Harman Professional. As Vice President of Tour Sound for JBL Professional in Northridge, California, he helped lead a team of colleagues in developing a comprehensive portfolio of advanced line source array type loudspeakers with supporting subwoofers along with an innovative integrated control, DSP, and amplification platform to support them, while also assisting in the product integration and market applications of the company’s most advanced component transducers. Mr. Scheirman is currently Director, Global Concert & Rental Business for the Professional Systems Division of Bose Corporation.

As a former sound reinforcement system technician, concert sound mixer and event sound designer, he worked on over 3,000 theater, arena and stadiums shows in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and North America. To serve audio equipment manufacturers and product developers along with some of the global industry’s leading sound reinforcement service providers, he founded Concert Sound Consultants, Inc. (1982-97).

He has created and presented technical presentations on audio control systems and loudspeaker applications for Synergetic Audio Concepts, InfoComm International and NSCA (National System Contractors Association). Mr. Scheirman has authored numerous articles and application features for leading trade publications and technical papers about audio engineering, sound reinforcement, and the application of high performance audio systems in architectural spaces for professional organizations including the Institute of Acoustics (UK), Acoustical Society of America, The International Congress on Noise Control Engineering, and the Audio Engineering Society. 

For the AES, his International Conference paper presentations have included the 6th (Sound Reinforcement, Nashville TN), 13th (Computer Controlled Sound Systems, Dallas, TX), 21st (Architectural Acoustics and Sound Reinforcement, St. Petersburg, Russia), 50th (Audio Education, Middle Tennessee State University), 59th (Sound Reinforcement Technology and Engineering, McGill University, Montreal Canada), and the 2016 AES Brasil Expo (Sao Paolo) along with numerous AES Conventions in the USA and Europe. He is the Recipient of an AES Board of Governors Award, has served as AES VP, Western Region USA/Canada, and has served the Audio Engineering Society as its President (2017-18).

In addition to technical career interests, Mr. Scheirman is a former professional musician with a classical choral and symphonic training background, having also had extensive experience in contemporary musical performances. He appreciates quality audio recordings and live concerts across many different styles of music. Mr. Scheirman lives with his wife, daughter and father-in-law in Southern California, USA.