Sound United, parent company to a wide range of audio lines, announced this week that it has hired Trip Randall, a former executive with sneaker & sports gear maker Nike, to be the new President of Denon. The company says this move is part of their plan to “revitalize marketing” at Denon. They also say they are looking to “boost direct-to-consumer sales” as well as several other initiatives.
Legrand AV announced today that it has selected NuTech Group as its new manufacturers sales representative for the Mid-Atlantic region. NuTech will provide sales and technical support for the wide roster of Legrand’s residential custom integration lineup.
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A guest post by Paul Tamberelli
Long time industry executive Jason Baumann, most recently Regional Sales Manager for Yamaha, passed away unexpectedly on February 21, 2021 at his home in Frisco, Texas (a suburb of Dallas). Jason was just 59 at the time of his passing.
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A Sincere Mea Culpa
OK…it’s time to for me to come clean, so-to-speak. I wouldn’t be surprised if you were a little annoyed with me when you learn what I am about to reveal. The fact is, I’ve been hiding something from you for a pretty long time. But no more…
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This week, high-end specialty brand Bryston announced that long time company Vice President James Tanner had partnered with Colquhoun Audio Laboratories, Ltd. to acquire the company. The news was a bit of a surprise and appears to be connected to Bryston CEO Chris Russell’s decision to retire from the company.
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Ft. Lauderdale, FL-based manufacturers representative firm LK & Associates has acquired another Florida rep firm, L.P. Hench in a deal announced Tuesday. This acquisition represents a line and talent expansion for LK & Associates as it continues to enjoy strong growth.
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AudioControl announced this week that it has named Ashley Kay as its new Director of Customer and Technical Services. This is a newly created role at the company and represents a meaningful upgrade in customer and technical support capabilities at the specialty mobile and residential electronics manufacturer.
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I’m sorry to report that we have some sad news out of Crestron today. On Tuesday, the company announced its long time Chief Technology Officer, Fred Bargetzi, has died. Viewed by many to be a key component of the success of one of our industry’s most respected technology companies, colleagues are said to be “in shock.”
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It’s here…we finally made it! Without a doubt, 2020 was one of the toughest years Americans – humanity even – has had to face. While many of those challenges continue (COVID-19, economic recession, challenging politics, racial strife) we are now able to embrace 2021…and with this new year comes the hope for a brighter path forward. We may finally be beginning to move in the right direction, and that makes for a Happy New Year!
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On Tuesday, specialty voice control supplier Josh.ai held an event they called their “keynote” which turned out to be a very professionally produced video presentation of a significant product launch for the company. In this presentation, the company Founder and CEO Alex Capecelatro shared his thoughts on smart home technologies, including the thought that smaller is better when it comes to smart home devices.
And with that, Capecelatro introduced their new Nano and Core products.