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Saltbox Studio to Merge with Cardinal Peak

Lafayette, CO 

September 27 2017

Principals from Cardinal Peak, a leading engineering services firm that helps clients bring Internet of Things and audio/video products to market, and Saltbox Studio, a digital user experience design firm, announced this week that the two companies will merge effective October 16, 2017.  The merged company will retain the Cardinal Peak name.


The merger enhances Cardinal Peak’s ability to provide full-service user experience strategy and design, app development, hardware development, and embedded software engineering services.


“We are excited to have Saltbox Studio join the Cardinal Peak team.  Over our 16-year history, we have grown by anticipating the needs of our clients.  Providers of complex IoT solutions are going to demand consumer-grade user experiences for their end users.  The addition of the seasoned experts from the Saltbox Studio team gives us the ability to provide user experience strategy and design services to our clients,” said Mark Carrington, CEO of Cardinal Peak.


“The Saltbox Studio team is made up of digital product designers, creators and strategists.  I am honored and excited to have the opportunity to merge this talent with the world-class engineering team at Cardinal Peak.  The combined team will be focused on helping our clients define, design, and build great digital solutions,” said Kevin Dodson, Managing Director of Saltbox Studio. 


The transaction will be completed on October 16, 2017.  At that time the Managing Directors of Saltbox Studio will take leadership roles within Cardinal Peak.  Paul Kraus will take on the role of Creative Director and Kevin Dodson will take on the role of VP, User Experience.


About Cardinal Peak

Cardinal Peak offers engineering services for Internet of Things (IoT) and Video & Audio products.  Focused on increasing our client’s engineering ROI, we complement their internal resources with project-based contract engineering.  Our staff of knowledgeable engineers brings more than 1,000 combined years of experience to our clients’ projects, with deep expertise in digital media processing, app development and embedded hardware and software engineering.  Cardinal Peak is based in Lafayette, CO and can be found at

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