Premium Audio Company (PAC) has announced that 30+ year industry veteran Rob Standley has been promoted to the position of President of Technology and Product. Standley will be responsible for the direction and strategic development of Premium Audio Company’s brands and products.
In this newly created role, Standley will transform Premium Audio Company’s approach to technology across the enterprise. The PAC Technology Center in Osaka, Japan will become the epicenter for streamlining technology development and platforms, with strategic implementation being led by each brand in its portfolio. This new approach positions PAC for future growth, sustainability, and to become a leader in technology development.
Additionally, Standley will continue to lead the global brand and product strategy for the Onkyo, Integra, Pioneer and Elite brands, and each brand’s P&L globally. Beyond building out a global technology team equipped to lead PAC into the future, Standley will eventually lead all Technology and Product initiatives for the PAC global family of brands. Standley will continue to report to Paul Jacobs, President & CEO of Premium Audio Company.
“Rob has proven to be professional in all roles he has been empowered to lead. Rob’s very unique skill set, starting with his deep technology background and his powerful solutions-oriented management style enables him to elevate all levels of PAC performance,” said Paul Jacobs. Bringing process change, innovation, and resource planning will be hallmarks of our future expansion. Rob is a singularly unique asset we feel extremely pleased to have leading PAC into the future, Jacobs continued.”
Since joining Klipsch Group in 2012, Standley has occupied numerous senior management roles, and played an integral part in learning and developing every aspect of the professional, commercial and high-performance component audio segments. His most recent role was Senior Vice President of Global Brands – Onkyo, Integra, Pioneer and Elite where he led product and brand strategy.
Previously, Standley served in executive, management and sales level positions at Vann’s Electronic, working his way through the ranks to become Chief Operating Officer.
Standley possesses a true passion for live music that continues to dedicate him to his profession today. When off the clock, he enjoys spending quality time with his family and friends, going to concerts, and active pursuits such as biking, running and hiking.
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