RISD President Maeda joining board of speaker maker SonosJune 18th, 2012 at 5:24 pm by Ted Nesi under Nesi's Notes, On the Main Site
RISD President John Maeda will join the board of directors of privately held Sonos Inc., the Santa Barbara, Calif.-based manufacturer of home audio systems, as part of a new $135 million financing round for the company, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Maeda, who ran the MIT Media Lab before taking the top job at RISD in 2008, is known for his work at the intersection of design and technology. Sonos spokesman Eric Nielsen confirmed Maeda’s appointment to the board in an email to WPRI.com.
He’s not the only local college leader to serve as a corporate director. Outgoing Brown University President Ruth Simmons served on the board at Goldman Sachs and remains on the board at Texas Instruments. Bryant University President Ron Machtley has been on the board at Amica Mutual Insurance Co.
This post has been updated.