Lexington, Ky. - Thiel Audio
appointed Brad Paulsen as national sales manager responsible for overseeing rep
firms and distribution in the U.S. and Canada.
Paulsen is a 17-year veteran of
the high-performance audio industry and has worked for such companies as
Sooloos and B&K Components.
Paulsen brings a "deep knowledge
of the custom installation channel as well as a genuine appreciation for high-performance
audio with a particular affinity for loudspeakers," the company said. "I
anticipate that Thiel will flourish with integrators as well as with dealers
selling two-channel audio and home theater," said company president Kathy
Gornik. "I anticipate that Brad's vast relationships with reps and dealers will
benefit THIEL as we prepare to release several new products in 2012."
Paulsen replaces Ken Dawkins, VP
of North American sales, "who left on terrific terms to explore an opportunity
outside the CE community," a spokesman said.