The founder of Røde Microphones Mr Peter Freedman has been appointed a member of the Order of Australia – the Australian society of honour for the recognition of achievement or service to the community at large established by Her Majesty the Queen.
Mr Freedman – who is also the Managing Director of the Sydney-based designer and manufacturer of microphones, related accessories and audio software – was named member of the Order of Australia in the General Division “for significant service to business, manufacturing and export, and his philanthropic support of cultural events”.
The appointment is also recognition of Mr Freedman’s involvement in initiatives such as the Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Center (IMCRC), and Microsoft’s “JoinedUp Innovation” programme. Mr Freedman is also a sponsor of the Sydney Festival.
“To be recognised at the highest level, by the greatest country in the world, and for work within an industry you love, is–for me–the pinnacle of success,” commented Mr Freedman.
“To say I am honoured, and so very humbled, is an understatement.”
Røde Microphones is a multiple Australian Export Awards winner and a leader in the Australian manufacturing sector.
The company has also been recognised on a global scale by numerous international associations and institutions for outstanding innovation within design and manufacturing.