Long Beach, Calif. – Chad Vogelsong, a 17-year JVC veteran, is leaving as marketing GM of JVC’s car entertainment division.
Vogelsong, whose last day is Sept. 6, said he plans to get involved in a new endeavor that he didn’t disclose.
Vogelsong leaves after Kenwood executive VP Keith Lehmann took charge in May of sales, marketing, and business strategy, becoming JVC’s car division’s senior VP while retaining his Kenwood responsibilities. Lehmann’s appointment followed the 2008 merger of JVC and Kenwood into JVC Kenwood Holdings and the 2011 consolidation of Kenwood and JVC mobile offices into the same Long Beach building.
At the time of his appointment, Lehman said he would work to increase differentiation between Kenwood and JVC car electronics offerings, refocus JVC marketing on supporting sell-in and sell-through, and preserve separate training, sales and marketing staffs between the two brands as well as separate distributors, reps and order desks.