Derek Meares Promoted to Associate Principal Of Thorburn Associates' Raleigh-Durham Office

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Thorburn Associates Inc. announced the promotion of Derek Meares to Associate Principal in the company's Raleigh-Durham, NC office.

Thorburn Associates Inc. (TA) an acoustical and audiovisual engineering firm with locations in California and North Carolina, announced the promotion of Derek Meares to Associate Principal in the company's Raleigh-Durham, NC office.

Initially joining TA in August 2000 as a Senior Consultant, Meares quickly made himself a valuable member of the company. In addition to having a rich background in audiovisual design and system engineering, he demonstrated talent in the areas of management and customer service.

"From his first day, Derek showed exceptional ability to manage technology-driven projects," says Lisa Thorburn, President of Thorburn Associates. "Derek always keeps the customer's needs first, through all stages of a project - from initial research through installation - which is evident in his impressive track record."

Prior to becoming Associate Principal, Derek was a Senior Consultant for TA, providing his more than 20 years of technology design experience to a variety of key projects, including the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Pharmacy (as lead designer), the HP Executive Briefing Center in Cupertino, CA (as systems designer), and the UNC-Wilmington School of Education (as project manager).

"Thorburn Associates has provided me with many excellent opportunities to grow professionally and take on new challenges in a supportive environment," says Meares. "The TA culture is strongly client-oriented and I look forward to perpetuating that high level of service in my new role with the company."

Headquartered in Castro Valley, CA, with regional offices in Los Angeles and Raleigh-Durham, NC, TA is a professional services firm providing acoustical consulting and technical system engineering for the commercial, corporate, leisure, residential and retail industries. The company has been recognized as one of the leading firms in its industry. In the course of 16 years in business, TA projects have received multiple awards from the International Communications Industry Association and the Themed Entertainment Association. For more information please visit

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