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.

Sharp Spike in Sharp’s Prospects – Said to Working with Hon Hai on Apple iTV

The Wall Street Journal is reporting today that unnamed sources are telling it that Apple has built and is testing a large screen, high definition television that it has worked closely with Asian suppliers to create. Most notably, these sources … Continue reading

Belden to Acquire PPC

BREAKING NEWS strata-GEE.com has learned that Belden, Inc., the large cable manufacturing company, has acquired Syracuse, New York-based PPC, a broadband and specialty cable manufacturer that also markets the Perfect Path cable brand to the custom integration industry. The deal … Continue reading

Nortek’s Core Brands Appoints Chris Bundy Director of Marketing Communications

Core Brands, a division of Nortek, Inc.’s TECH segment, announced today that it has appointed Chris Bundy as its new Director of Marketing Communications. In this role, the company says that Bundy is responsible for “developing and delivering innovative branding, … Continue reading

New THIEL CEO Tells Us THIEL’s the Real Deal

“It’s really not that fancy,” new Thiel CEO Bill Thomas told us with a chuckle and a noticeable Southern drawl when we asked about his private equity company that was mentioned in a Thiel press release announcing its acquisition last … Continue reading

Hey Consumers! How’s Your Holiday Shopping Going?

Reuters/Ipsos published a new poll seeking to answer the question of how holiday shoppers are progressing with their gift buying. After all, there’s less than 20 days left until Christmas – surely shoppers took advantage of the early Black Friday … Continue reading

The Good News Just Keeps on Coming for Sharp

Just one day after Qualcomm, Inc. announced a technology pact and investment deal with Japan’s troubled Sharp Corp., word comes out of Taiwan that Hon Hai Precision Co. Ltd. may still be interested in taking a major position in the … Continue reading

Qualcomm Agrees to $120M Investment in Sharp; Is Sharp Saved?

Qualcomm, Inc. announced today that it has reached an agreement with Japan’s Sharp Corp. on the expansion of a technology agreement with its Pixtronix, Inc. division to create high quality color, low-power MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical Systems) displays based on … Continue reading

Nortek Names New Chief Sales Officer for Data Center Products

Nortek, Inc. announced today that it has appointed Kris Holla Chief Sales Officer of Data Center Products. This position, newly created by the company, involves leading the charge in increasing Nortek’s market share in “mission critical data center and server … Continue reading