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Edmond, Okla. — Petra Industries has appointed Niraj Trivedi as Texas district sales manager of car audio.
Trivedi will be responsible for generating repeat business with Petra’s current customer base, increasing sales of Pioneer mobile A/V products, and promoting Petra as the car audio distributor of choice for the region, the distributor said. He has 13 years of car A/V sales expertise and extensive knowledge of sales and marketing strategies to grow its mobile A/V sales within the state of Texas, it added.
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Paul Starkey, the former president of ELAN Home Systems and multiple time entrepreneur, and Steve Firszt, Fast Forward Business Coach, have joined forces to create VITAL MGMT, a new professionals services company offering premium data aggregation, benchmarking and business improvement services to custom installation dealers, integrators, and installers.
The services will be offered exclusively through a new cooperative called VITAL Coop that they have founded and serve as executive directors.
Branchburg, N.J. – Falcon Safety Products has named Steve Smith sales senior VP.
The company, best known for its Dust-Off brand of CE cleaning products, said Smith will be responsible for managing all sales in Falcon’s Dust-Off, marine and safety-products brands.
Smith was previously sales director for Sportcraft, where he headed up the company’s e-commerce sales.
Philadelphia – Veteran appliance distributor Larry Feldman died suddenly on Sunday.
Feldman’s family founded Empire State Distributing, a regional CE and majap wholesaler. He joined Almo nearly 20 years ago following the sale of the business to the national distributor.
Petaluma, Calif. – Core Brands tapped Matt Dever, formerly with THX and Pioneer, as audio segment marketing manager.
At THX, Dever was senior director of sales, responsible for overseeing licensing and certification programs for the company’s automotive, cinema, consumer electronics and education divisions.
Amherst, N.Y. – John Marcolini has been named product management VP of Stampede Presentation Products.
Marcolini has 18 years of telecommunications and software experience. He was most recently product management senior director at Qualcomm Atheros, where he was responsible for strategic product roadmap definition and worldwide business development for the connected home product line.
Buena Park, Calif. — Yamaha promoted Mark Fisch to the position of national sales manager for its A/V division.
He will oversee A/V sales in the U.S. and Puerto Rico and will report to division general manager Bob Goedken.
Fisch started at Yamaha in March 2005 as a regional sales manager in the A/V division and was named sales manager of the year by the company in 2012. He received President’s Club honors in 2011.