About Ted

A sales and marketing specialist - primarily in the technology industry - I've experienced a sort of "circle of life" in business. I've been a mass merchant retailer, a specialty retailer, a specialty manufacturer, a large volume manufacturer, a distributor, and even represented sales representatives. Now the owner of a marketing company that works with a variety of businesses on improving their strategic marketing and business development - I analyze issues from all angles to develop holistic solutions.

Distributor Rutherford Audio and Thorens Cut Ties

High-end audio distributor Rutherford Audio announced this week that its relationship with Thorens, a prominent European turntable manufacturer, has come to an end. As a result of this news, Rutherford is telling dealers they can no longer accept orders on … Continue reading

Is Monster Money a Massive Mistake?

Earlier this month, news broke – erupted really – that Noel Lee and Monster Products had filed a Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to launch an ICO or initial coin offering. Their plan is to mint … Continue reading

The Real Story Behind Control4’s Certified Showroom Program

A Strata-gee Exclusive Interview Control4 surprised everyone about a month ago when they suddenly announced the launch of no less than 140 Control4 Certified Showrooms in partnership with certain dealers around the world, including the U.S., Canada, UK, China, and … Continue reading

Gibson Hits a Sour Note with Philips & Creditors

Gibson, as Strata-gee previously reported, filed for bankruptcy protection on May 1st in a pre-negotiated package with principal noteholders of the company’s substantial debt – debt that was now in default. But while that deal suggested a smooth path for … Continue reading

AudioControl to Launch 70-Volt Amp at Its First InfoComm

Move to Drive Share of Commercial Channel AudioControl, a scrappy and innovative maker of electronics solutions for residential, commercial, and automotive applications, said today that it will show its commercial products at InfoComm 2018 taking place next week in Las … Continue reading

Scope This Out – CEDIA Needs Your Help on Survey

CEDIA announced this week that they are now open for participation in their annual 2018 CEDIA Size and Scope of the Residential Electronic Systems market survey. CEDIA needs all integrators to help them collect helpful industry data for the benefit … Continue reading