Røde Names New Chief of Design

Røde Names New Chief of Design


Long Beach, CA—Røde announced that it has named Dr. Sam Bucolo as its new chief of design. Moreover, Dr. Bucolo joins Røde from the Australia Design Council, where he is currently chief executive officer.

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Dr. Sam Bucolo

“We are extremely excited to welcome Sam Bucolo to Røde. He is one of the leading design thinkers in Australia and a global innovation expert with a proven track record of delivering impact in businesses like ours,” said Damien Wilson, Røde’s CEO. “Innovation is at the core of what we do here at Røde. And with an incredible product roadmap ahead of us, his addition to the team will continue to drive new successes and deliver exceptional new products for the world’s creators.”

Røde Names New Chief of Design

With a career spanning more than 30 years, Dr. Bucolo has worked for a number of organizations, implementing design-led innovation strategies across design, technology and education sectors. Further, a key hire for Røde, he will oversee all aspects of research, development and design across the company’s product range. He will have a focus on driving innovation as well as leading Røde’s ongoing global R&D expansion.

Additionally, this appointment follows a landmark twelve months for Røde. During that time, the company released some of its most innovative products to date. This includes its first foray into the video category with the Streamer X. It is the first integrated professional audio interface and video capture card. It also launched the NT1 5th Generation. This studio condenser microphone features both XLR and USB connectivity. Most recently, Røde introduced the Wireless PRO, with 32-bit float onboard recording, timecode capabilities as well as GainAssist technology.

“It is with great enthusiasm that I join Røde at this pivotal time in the company’s history,” commented Dr. Bucolo. “I have long revered Røde not only as a stalwart of Australian design but as a global technology and advanced manufacturing leader. I am incredibly excited to work alongside Damien, Peter Freedman and their incredible team here in Sydney.

“Røde’s facilities are second-to-none, and the team’s passion for innovation and customer-centric design is admirable. I look forward to helping carry the company’s legacy as the world’s premier technology brand for creators into the future.”