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Oxnard, Calif. — Boss International Group, parent company to the Boss Audio Systems, Planet Audio, Sound Storm Laboratories and Nyne brands, announced two new hires on Friday.
Ken Johnson, formerly of Audiovox Electronics, was brought on as senior product manager. His responsibilities include product development with active sourcing of new technologies, in-depth factory audits and in-person visits to factories, Boss International said.
This TWICE webinar, hosted by senior editor Alan Wolf, will take a look at what may be the hottest CE products at retail that will be sold during the all-important fourth quarter. Top technologies, market strategies and industry trends will be discussed with industry analysts and executives.
Greenville, Mich. – Gordon Stauffer, the onetime president and co-owner of Fedders Refrigeration, died suddenly on June 14. He was 74.
Stauffer joined the Fedders unit as purchasing director in 1971, was promoted to president/GM in 1975, and bought the division with friend and business partner Jack Goodale in 1978.
The pair renamed the operation Northland, added under-the-counter refrigeration resource Marvel Industries, and sold the business to British range manufacturer AGA in 2003.
Boston — Longtime Sharp Electronics senior exec Bob Scaglione has joined online advertising services firm OwnerIQ as senior VP of strategic channel development.
The company, based here, helps advertisers target online ad messages to consumers based on the products and brands they browse on e-commerce and transactional websites.
In his new role, Scaglione will drive adoption of OwnerIQ’s advertising products among key manufacturers, retailers and buying groups.
Taoyuan, Taiwan — HTC COO Matthew Costello left the company after three years on the job and after five consecutive quarters of revenues that declined at double-digit percentage rates, the company confirmed.
Fred Liu, president of engineering and operations, took on Costello’s responsibilities.
Boston – AudioXerts has named Kent Maxson training and sales development director.
Maxson will be responsible for implementing training programs and resources for AudioXperts' authorized dealers and international distributors.
Previously, he has worked for Harman International, Circuit City and Tweeter, the company said.
San Francisco — Jawbone, the headphone and wireless speaker company, has appointed Mindy Mount as president, a new position.
Mount was most recently corporate VP and chief financial officer of Microsoft’s online services division.
A spokesman for Jawbone told TWICE that the appointment was related to the company’s “rapid growth.” In February, Jawbone acquired Visere, a digital design firm, and Massive Health, makers of the Eatery app. It then acquired BodyMedia, a manufacturer of wearable body monitors, in April.
Portland, Ore. — AudioSource has named industry veteran Lawrence R. Davis III sales and marketing VP, while finance and business development specialist John A. Scadden has been named chief financial officer.
AudioSource president and CEO Tom O’Mara, commenting on the appointments, said in a statement, “As we prepare for a string of product releases and overall retail expansion, AudioSource is ready with two of the top professionals in their respective fields. We’re lucky to have them on board.”
St. George, Utah — Wilson Electronics, a maker of cellphone signal boosters, has named Robert Van Buskirk as president/CEO and to its board.
Jim Wilson, the company’s founder, has stepped down as CEO but remains a member of the board. A spokesman for the company told TWICE that Wilson “will still be very involved in the growth of the company through his seat on the board and work with the engineering team, but he was ready to step down from the day-to-day decision making required of a CEO.”