More Thiel Turmoil – Is It Closed? Is It Open?

Significant Staff Terminations Drop Headcount We are hearing from multiple sources both public and private that Thiel Audio has ceased operations, effective November 30, 2017. If true, the news would be a sad punctuation to the end of the story … Continue reading

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

Thiel Launches Multiple New Products at CES

Thiel Audio, in a series of press releases on their website, announced multiple new products to be launched at this week’s CES in Las Vegas. Some of these new products are being launched under the Thiel brand name, while others … 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

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 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

In First Step of Transformation, Thiel Terminates Reps

In a notice emailed to dealers last Thursday sporting a spiffy new corporate logo, Thiel took what appears to be the first step in what is promised to be a stream of “regular communications from us” regarding the company’s transformation … Continue reading

Thiel’s New CEO Says Company ‘Struck a Chord’ Compelling Him to Join

In a telephone interview today, new Thiel Audio CEO John Wittman told us that the company “struck a chord with me personally,” virtually compelling him to take over as CEO after the owners’ invited him to look at the company … 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