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.

AudioXperts Korners the Market

The recent CEDIA Expo was, as usual, dominated by hundreds of companies engaged in a seemingly endless and often mindless rash of line extensions – effectively burying us in a sea of products of uninspiring incrementalism. This year, however, thanks … Continue reading

Expo Keynote: TV Personality Delivers a View That’s Fun, Futurisitic and Funny

This year’s Keynote Presentation at the CEDIA Expo earlier this month was given by well-known physicist and television personality, Dr. Michio Kaku. Kaku is undeniably well-qualified to talk about technology…and the future. And although the official title of this keynote … Continue reading

NuLEDs Gets a New Spark…Or Should We Say, A New Sparky?

NuLEDs, Inc., an LED lighting specialty company launching a new Power-over-Ethernet, IP-addressable LED lighting system, announced late last night that Mike “Sparky” Detmer is joining the company as its new Global Vice President for residential and light commercial markets. Detmer’s … Continue reading

You Don’t Know LEDs Until You NuLEDs

>>See a slide show of photos from the NuLEDs booth at CEDIA Expo<< Prior to CEDIA Expo, I knew very little about LED lighting systems, but I learned a lot after meeting with Frank Sterns, new Chief Operating Officer (COO) … Continue reading

EXCLUSIVE: Nortek’s Core Brands Clears the Air with strata-GEE.com in Exclusive EXPO Interview

The 2012 CEDIA Expo launched with a bang for me as I previously reported when, upon entering the convention center, I was collared by a PR person who quickly walked me (without explanation) to a high-level executive for a Nortek … Continue reading

CEDIA Releases New Market Data It Says is Even More Accurate

At last week’s CEDIA Expo show in Indianapolis, IN, the trade group released select market data from their second annual survey called the Size and Scope of the Residential Electronic Systems Market in the US 2012. Although compiled and released … Continue reading

EXPO Attendance Declines Again

Then Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) today released attendance data from last week’s Expo in Indianapolis, IN and it was a mix of good news and bad news. Let’s get the bad news out of the way first. … Continue reading

Seeing CEDIA Expo in a Whole New Light

Wednesday, the day before the 2012 CEDIA Expo opens its show floor, is both the day many integrators come to the convention center to take educational classes – and also the press comes for a day full of press conferences. … Continue reading

Watch for Our 2012 CEDIA Expo Coverage

If it’s September, it’s time for CEDIA Expo! Can’t make it to this year’s main event? strata-GEE.com will be there for the duration of the show collecting observations, data, interviews, and – hopefully – reporting on some savvy strategies! Watch … Continue reading

Nortek Noise Continues – Xantech President Hallett Leaves Company

BREAKING NEWS Multiple industry sources have confirmed that Xantech President Graham Hallett has resigned his position with the company, effective September 1st. Xantech is one of ten Nortek, Inc. brands being consolidated under the new “Core Brands” umbrella company, the … Continue reading