Bryston Terminates Reps; Hires National Firm

I had barely lit up the pixels with my post on Nortek’s holiday termination of their remaining independent sales representative groups, when I began hearing from a number of other sources about high-end specialty brand Bryston terminating their rep force … Continue reading

Nortek to Reps: Happy New Year, You’re Fired

BREAKING NEWS Our phones and email lit up over the last few days as word spread that Nortek Security and Control has fired all of the remaining Core Brands reps in the U.S., according to multiple sources. The timing of … Continue reading

Gibson’s Speedy Bankruptcy Exit Hits a Big Roadblock

I have to admit, Strata-gee was considering moving on from its Gibson Brands (Gibson Guitar) coverage, first started in 2012 when the company made several acquisitions as part of an ill-advised foray into the consumer electronics business. As delineated in … Continue reading

International Sales Manager Appointed at MSE Audio

Overland Park, KS-based MSE Audio, parent company of Phase Tech, Rockustics, Induction Dynamics, dArts Theater, and more, announced the appointment of James McManus as its new International Sales Director. This new appointment takes effect immediately. See more on this role … Continue reading

Gibson Says, Sorry Memphis, We’re Outta Here

Just a matter of months ago, Gibson Brands management assured the town elders of Memphis, TN that the company remained committed to the vibrant music community in Memphis and that they were looking for new digs somewhere within that community. … Continue reading

James Loudspeaker: Go Big AND Go Home

Creating & Stocking New Soundbars for Larger 75-Inch TVs James Loudspeaker, the innovative specialty manufacturer of custom-created loudspeakers targeted at the residential and commercial custom integration channel, announced that they will create, build, and stock a new soundbar product designed to … Continue reading

Japanese Startup to Disrupt U.S. Residential Construction Market

As you head home from work today, take a look around you at the other commuters on the road. All around you are Toyotas, Hondas, Nissans, Suburus and the like. These are all signs of the incredible success Japan has … Continue reading

Klipsch Black Friday Proceeds to Aid Cancer Patients

Klipsch is doing something good with a portion of their anticipated increased holiday website revenues during the upcoming Black Friday to Giving Tuesday time period. The company will donate a portion of their proceeds to The Autumn Leaves Project – … Continue reading

Bowers & Wilkins Restructures in Support of R&D

Bowers & Wilkins (B&W) announced today it has restructured its company in order to further its research and development initiatives. In a brief announcement, only four paragraphs long, new CEO Gregory Lee (former CEO of Samsung North America) said a … Continue reading

Foxconn’s Double Dose of Bad News

A Negative Financial Report & a New Wisconsin Governor Add to Headaches No doubt about it, Apple Inc. supplier Foxconn has had a really bad week. First, last Tuesday Wisconsin voters kicked Republican Governor Scott Walker out of office, replacing … Continue reading