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Jacobs Named Klipsch President

Indianapolis- Klipsch Audio Technologies named Paul Jacobs, executive VP/COO of the company’s worldwide products group, president effective Jan. 1, when he will assume responsibility for all company operations.

Mike Klipsch becomes EVP/COO of Klipsch’s worldwide manufacturing and supply management group, takes over Jacob’s previous position.

In his new position, Jacobs will assume some of the management responsibilities of chairman and owner Fred Klipsch.

As EVP/COO of the worldwide products group for the past three years, Jacobs was responsible for the overall direction of the company’s sales, marketing, engineering and product development functions. Before that, he held several positions at Klipsch, including executive vice president, vice president and vice president of worldwide sales. He first joined Klipsch as a manufacturer’s representative in 1991 after having served as sales manager for Lyons & Associates, a consumer electronics rep firm, and regional sales manager for Fretter Appliance.