Austin, Tex— Audiotoniq, a new Texas-based high-tech hearing health technology company, has announced the addition of two new executives. Mark Fern has joined the company as director of information technology and Leslie Barbour has been named social media manager.

“We’re excited to have bright, experienced professionals join our growing Audiotoniq team,” Russ Apfel, CEO of Audiotoniq, said in a press statement. “We are preparing to launch multiple products this fall, and Mark and Leslie will play important roles in those efforts.”

As director of information technology, Fern is responsible for project management, software development, and IT services delivery. He has more than 10 years experience in the information technology field. Previously, he served as service delivery manager with eLoyalty. Fern has a bachelor’s degree from The University of Texas at Austin and a Juris Doctor degree and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Tulsa.

As social media manager, Barbour is responsible for developing and managing Audiotoniq’s social media platforms and initiatives. Prior to joining Audiotoniq, she was owner and social media manager for Kick Butt Creative. Previously, she was marketing director and a consultant for Momentum Consulting. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in advertising from The University of Texas at Austin and an associate’s degree in sign language interpreter training.

Audiotoniq recently announced the development of its first-generation hearing system, which consists of the Audiotoniq hearing test and the Audiotoniq hearing aid. The hearing test system will be available to the public in the fall of 2011, according to the company.

SOURCE: Audiotoniq