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Long Beach, Calif. — Kenwood Electronics co-founder William Kasuga died July 5. He was 98.
Kasuga, known throughout the industry as Bill, was a member of the Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame and was honored by the Consumer Electronics Association with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001. He had stepped down as chairman of Kenwood USA in 1995.
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.
Long Beach, Calif. – Greater differentiation between the Kenwood and JVC car electronics lines, a refocusing of the JVC marketing department on supporting sell-in and sell-though, and other select changes are on the horizon now that Kenwood’s Keith Lehmann has taken on the additional role of senior VP at JVC Mobile Entertainment.
At JVC, Lehmann is taking charge of JVC Mobile sales, marketing and business strategy. At Kenwood, whose car electronics sales exceed JVC’s, Lehmann’s title changes to executive VP of consumer electronics from senior VP.
Long Beach, Calif. – Kenwood is stepping up its promotion and dealer-education programs in 2013.
The new effort will include additional vendor participation in its “X Rewards” sell-through promotion, a new customer database development program, video-based training content and deeper involvement in social media and online solutions forums.
Long Beach, Calif. – Kenwood will go to International CES with two in-dash navigation systems with embedded Wi-Fi to access cloud-based services via a Wi-Fi-equipped smartphone or via a pocket-size mobile Wi-Fi hot spot.
The head units will use Wi-Fi to:
--pull Inrix data such as real-time traffic, weather, parking, speed-camera and travel-advisory information via a Kenwood cloud-based Kenwood gateway server.