Alan Cundell, DirectorAfter qualifying as an electronics engineer, Alan began working for the renowned console manufacturer Cadac and was involved in creating one of the world's first automated music recording consoles. The experience sparked his interest in the technical side of the music industry and three years later he left Cadac to work as a technical engineer in various recording studios including Pye, Odyssey, Marcus Music and Trident.
By the mid 1980s, Alan had moved into the equipment rental business, working first for Audio Rents and then becoming a founder member of Audio FX, where he specialised in setting up equipment for digital recording sessions. This success promoted him to establish his own company, EFM, which offered maintenance and installation services both to commercial facilities and to high profile artists with their own project studios. It was during this period that he met David and Derek, when EFM was subcontracted to install the equipment at the Hit Factory Studios in New York and London. In 1995, Alan decided to change tack and ran an independent record label, which sold more than 250,000 records during the three year period that he was at the helm. This gave him the opportunity to experience the music industry from the other side of the fence and also to hone his general management and financial skills.
In 1998, David and Derek persuaded Alan to join them as technical manager of White Mark, the company they had established a year earlier. He is now a director, with responsibility for project management, finance and overseeing the technical aspects of all White Mark projects.