Strata-gee Interviews Emerald Expositions Executive

What the Future Holds for the CEDIA Show “Do I need to ‘prepare’ for anything?” Emerald Expositions Marketing Manager Brianna Morris asked us in a firm tone as we met to set up a date for an interview. “Prepare?,” we … Continue reading

Josh.ai Launches New Hardware Solution – Josh Micro

Josh.ai, the high-end voice control solution that created quite a buzz at last year’s CEDIA show, announced today that it is launching its first hardware product, Josh Micro. Josh Micro includes a home control processor, far-field microphone array, and a … Continue reading

Is Gibson Brands Headed for a Default?

Moody’s Hits Gibson Brands with Another Credit Downgrade Moody’s Investors Service, one of the largest credit rating services in the world, has downgraded the credit rating for Gibson Brands, the Nashville-based parent of Gibson Guitar, Onkyo, Teac, KRK, Philips, Stanton … Continue reading

Thiel Audio’s New CEO, Elyse McKenna, Talks to Strata-Gee

New CEO Outlines a New Future for the 40-Year Old Brand You practically need a scorecard to keep track of the revolving group of Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) that have come and gone from Nashville-based Thiel Audio. The specialty speaker … Continue reading

They’re Back – Amazon to Present a CEDIA 2017 Keynote

CEDIA announced today that like last year, Amazon will offer a sponsored keynote presentation at the upcoming CEDIA 2017 show in San Diego. The Amazon keynote will take place on Thursday, September 7, from 2:00PM – 3:00PM in the San … Continue reading

Huge Management Transition at Lenbrook; End of an Era

Lenbrook International announced this week a major transition in their management team in what it said was a carefully thought-out “succession plan.” Lenbrook, parent company to the Bluesound, NAD, and PSB brands, will restructure their senior management team in the … Continue reading

Dana Innovations Appoints 2 Regional Sales Managers; Both Ex-B&W

BREAKING NEWS Dana Innovations announced this morning that it has appointed two new regional sales managers – Marc Schnoll and Dan Dusek. Both Schnoll and Dusek come to Dana Innovations from Bowers & Wilkins. See more on these new Dana … Continue reading

Sales Schism – Multiple B&W Regional Managers Resign

BREAKING NEWS Multiple sources have confirmed to us that several B&W regional managers have resigned from their positions with the company this week. In a move that one source indicated has been coming since the moment the company terminated President … Continue reading

Allnet Distributing Moves into Minnesota

Chicago, IL-based Allnet Distributing announced recently that it is opening an all-new location in Minneapolis, MN in September. It is the fourth warehouse location, as the custom integration-focused distributor continues to expand its reach throughout the Midwest geographic region. See … Continue reading