Management Turnstile Turns Again at Thiel Audio

BREAKING NEWS We learned this week that Thiel Audio (Thiel) has had another significant round of layoffs, including CEO Tom Malatesta, Chief Revenue Officer Stuart Levine, Director of Music Industry Relations Mark Mason (no relation to engineer Mark Mason who … Continue reading

Stephen DeFuria, Top Audio Executive & Friend to Many, Dies

  Stephen DeFuria, a top specialty audio industry sales executive uniquely conversant in both high-end AND more mainstream audio, died early Sunday morning after a long battle with cancer. DeFuria was 61-years old and passed away at home with his family … Continue reading

Thiel Audio Makes Retroactive CEO Announcement & More

Third CEO Since Acquisition Three Years Ago On Monday of this week, Thiel Audio Products, Inc. unexpectedly announced that it has hired a new CEO for the organization. This announcement appears to refer to the CEO we previously told you … Continue reading

Thiel Says It Will Introduce New TT1 Speaker System at CES

Thiel Audio announced this week that it will introduce a new loudspeaker system – the TT1 – at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas in January. Calling it an “ultimate performance three-way loudspeaker,” the announcement is the … 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

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