Gordon Walker, VP

Gordon Walker, VP, general manager of Knowles Electronics, Itasca, Ill, has been elected president of The Better Hearing Institute (BHI). 

Walker has been the VP, GM of the hearing components division of Knowles Electronics since 2005. Knowles, which has served the market for 60-plus years, is among the leading global suppliers of hearing aid transducers and silicon microphones for consumer applications. Walker has been with Knowles since 1997 in a wide range of responsibilities, from product development/product management on both the hearing components and consumer businesses, to component manufacturing.

"Calendar year 2009 was a good year for BHI; I believe CY 2010 will be an even better year as we launch a discussion forum for people with hearing loss, explore the use of Internet banner advertising and radio public service announcements to promote the BHI Web site, establish more relationships both within and without the hearing health industry, publish additional installments of the MarkeTrak VIII publications series, and issue a series of new eGuides and educational articles for consumers,” Walker said in a statement.

Walker lives in Hinsdale, Ill, with his wife and two children, and is an avid sports enthusiast and fan of hockey, skiing, and golf.

The board also elected Cathy Jones of Phonak as vice president; Jeff Taylor of Sonion as secretary/treasurer; and added Peer Lauritsen, president of Oticon, to the board. Additional board members are: Brian Kinnerk (Siemens), Jerry Ruzicka (Starkey), William Luxford, MD, (House Ear Clinic), Michele Fusco (Sonus), and Ray Jones (Jones Audiology).

[Source: BHI]