Nortek Parent Melrose Reports Higher Margins & Sales

Melrose Industries PLC, an engineering turnaround company that recently acquired Nortek, Inc. (parent company of Core Brands) announced last week that it sees margins improving at Nortek already, even though it only acquired the company just last year. Not only … Continue reading

Sterns Moves Quickly to Rework Sony’s CI Business

When we first reported on the appointment of Frank Sterns as Sony’s VP  of A/V Specialty/Custom Integration on the eve of the September 2013 CEDIA Expo, like many of you…we were skeptical. After all, we’ve heard encouraging announcements from Sony … Continue reading

Niles’ Notable and Nifty CEDIA 2013 Demo

Niles Audio, a division of Core Brands, had an interesting display at CEDIA 2013’s Press Day event. Although the Cynema Soundfield – an in-wall soundbar – had been previously announced, Niles executives Michael Strange and Bill Hensley, presented it in … Continue reading

Ex-Niles Audio President Frank Sterns Appointed VP of Custom Installation at Sony

BREAKING NEWS We have learned today that former President of Niles Audio, Frank Sterns, is now the Vice President of Custom Installation at Sony Corp. This new appointment, effective this week, marks a significant change for Sterns who has been … Continue reading

You Don’t Know LEDs Until You NuLEDs

>>See a slide show of photos from the NuLEDs booth at CEDIA Expo<< Prior to CEDIA Expo, I knew very little about LED lighting systems, but I learned a lot after meeting with Frank Sterns, new Chief Operating Officer (COO) … Continue reading