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Mobile Electronics Buying Group Names Advisory Board

9/15/2006 01:53:00 PM Eastern

Swedesboro, N.J. — In Car Experts (ICE), the recently formed buying group for independent mobile electronics retailers, has created an advisory board comprised of 25 member dealers.

According to ICE executive director Rob Elliott, the retailer advisory board will play a critical role in crafting the direction of the organization, based here. “ICE is pleased to have so many of the nation’s most successful independent retailers as charter members and concurrently form our advisory board,” he said. “What makes these retailers so successful is their ability to see opportunities and institute change accordingly. ICE believes that its retail members and vendor partners will greatly benefit from the board’s incredible experience and professionalism.”

The buying group, led by industry veterans, is “focused on providing business enhancements to its retail members with support from select vendor partners,” Elliott said. Benefits include turn-key merchandising systems; dynamic marketing tools; improved vendor programs; real-time communication and information sharing with members and vendors; and other benefits realized through economies of scale.

The advisory group includes:

Audio Advisors, Jeff Hoover

Audiocar, David Galante

Auto Sound, Security, Ralph Siter

Beach Auto Sound, Tom Sweere

Car Audio Depot, Randy Leibenson

Car-Fi, Rick Snelson

Columbus Car Audio, Todd Hays

Crazy Bobs, Danny Kogan

Horizon Audio, Scott Ackerman

Kustom Kar Audio, Chris Bishop

Music Systems, Steve Haddad

Pacific Sound & Video, Jamie Stephens

Paradyme Car Audio, Leon Soohoo

Progressive Mobile Electronics, Alan Binder

Roberts Auto Stereo, Joe Roberts

Sound FX, Mike Wright

Sound Pro, Jim White

Sound Sensations, Marc Vickers

Sound Waves, Joe/Sam Rozynski

SoundCraft, Stephen Frankopoulos

Speaker Works, Eric Holdaway

Stereo One, John Selby

The Audio Connection, Dave Bran

The Specialists, Charlie Weisel

Warehouse Car Stereo, Chuck Allen

For more information, visit, or contact Elliott at (877) 777-4ICE, or

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