Former Microsoft Exec Robbie Bach Joins Sonos Board

Bach, a 22-year Microsoft veteran, left the company in May 2010 following a shakeup of the company's Entertainment and Devices Division, of which Bach was president.

Microsoft said at the time that Bach wanted to retire. But the E&D overhaul was also seen as a reaction to the market struggles of Windows Mobile, the Microsoft mobile operating system that preceded Windows Phone 7.

The changes at E&D also included the departure of J Allard, a 19-year Microsoft veteran and the division's senior vice president of design and development.

Bach, in a Wall Street Journal interview this week, said he has been "decompressing" since leaving Microsoft where he often worked 60 to 70 hours per week. He sits on the boards of the Boys & Girls Club of America and the U.S. Olympic Committee.

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Santa Barbara-based Sonos makes an audio system for wirelessly streaming music around a home.