Tons of Turmoil at Thiel; Is There Yet Another New CEO?

Tipped off by a source, we have learned that the turmoil at Thiel Audio continues, as yet another wave of executives have arrived and departed – leaving the company ostensibly leaderless and seemingly adrift in the market. The revolving executive … Continue reading

Thiel Announces a Brand Relaunch…Again

BREAKING NEWS Thiel Audio dealers were surprised to receive an email Wednesday from the company announcing plans to – in their words – “revitalize” the storied audio brand. We last reported in April that the company had finally acknowledged to … Continue reading

Thiel Audio Story Takes a New and Troubling Turn

*Strata-gee EXCLUSIVE* Company Leaving Lexington after 38 Years, Moving to Nashville Thiel Audio Products Company (Thiel), the iconic high-end speaker manufacturer founded in 1976 in Lexington, KY by engineer Jim Thiel and two friends – and purchased by investors in … Continue reading

Thiel Audio: DeFuria & Brown are Out; Is the Other Shoe Dropping?

BREAKING NEWS Our inquiry started innocently enough. Last week, we received an emailed press release that contained this headline: “VANA Ltd. Appoints Stephen DeFuria as Director of Sales, East.” Now we generally receive dozens of press releases every day – … Continue reading

Kathy Gornik: Why I Sold Thiel…

*Strata-gee.com EXCLUSIVE* Much has been written on the changes at Lexington, KY-based Thiel Audio Products Company (Thiel) in the wake of its purchase by a group of Tennessee investors that we first reported last November. Shortly after their acquisition, strata-gee.com … Continue reading

Thiel Audio’s Bob Brown Sees ‘Lots of Opportunity’

Although things often move slowly in the world of high end audio – models stay in the line for years, product testing goes on for months, policies are practically carved in stone – upscale loudspeaker manufacturer Thiel Audio is undergoing … Continue reading

Bob Brown Joins Thiel as Interim COO and Board Member

Industry veteran Bob Brown, known to many from his long tenure as President at Lenbrook America, has joined Thiel Audio as a member of their board of directors. Brown will also, effective immediately, begin serving as the company’s interim Chief … 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