Last Week Onkyo, Now Sound United Reorganizes in Wake of Failed Acquisition Deal

For a few weeks now, I’ve been chasing a rumor that both sides of the failed Sound United acquisition of Onkyo’s branded A/V business were in the throes of a major reorganization. The rumors, it seems, were true – starting … Continue reading

Origin Acoustics Announces an Executive Promotion and Appoints a New CMO

Origin Acoustics announced this week that it has promoted current Sales VP Marc Fisher to the unusual title of President of Sales. The company also the appointment of John Marchionda as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). See more on the Origin … Continue reading

Sony Announces Promotions in the AV Specialty & Custom Integration Sales Group

Sony announced that is has promoted two of the members of its team to new roles in the wake of the recent retirement of Gary Frankel, Western Regional Sales Manager. Both new appointments are in their “award-winning” AV Specialty and … Continue reading

Rocky Mountain Rep Firm Momentum Group Acquires Resi Biz of Texas-Based Dobbs Stanford

BREAKING NEWS Consolidation continues in the custom integration world – in this case, Denver-based manufacturer representative firm Momentum Group has acquired the residential division of Texas’ own renowned Dobbs Stanford rep firm based in Dallas. Consolidation has NOT been a … Continue reading

New, Larger SnapAV: The One-Stop Shop of Smart Home

Strata-gee Interviews SnapAV’s John Heyman & Charlie Kindel The industry is still adjusting to the new normal of SnapAV combining with Control4…even as it continues to gobble up more local distributors and talk about their e-commerce prowess. It can get … Continue reading

Sex and the CES Attendee

Only six months to go and word has emerged that the Consumer Technology Association – the trade group behind the annual Consumer Electronics show – has proactively taken steps to avoid repeating the mistakes that caused them to endure a … Continue reading

Ex-Nortek Exec Speaks With Strata-gee, See What’s On His Mind

Joe Roberts, EVP of Products and Marketing, at 2017 CEDIA Show The last ninety days or so have been somewhat turbulent at Nortek Security and Control (NSC), with two top executives departing under foggy circumstances. First, in May we learned … Continue reading

AudioControl CEO on Fox Biz Network Says Tariffs are Trouble

Alex Camara, CEO of Seattle-based specialty electronics manufacturer AudioControl, was featured Friday on a segment on the Fox Business Network (FBN) talking the real impact of tariffs on American manufacturers. In the wake of the move by the Trump administration … Continue reading