promoted three longtime top manager to new positions.
Former sales VP Ben Newhall was promoted to the position of sales and marketing senior VP. Former product development VP Jeff Nemec was promoted to product development senior VP. And COO Joe Tristani was promoted senior VP and COO. All three continue to report to Jim Minarik, chairman, president and CEO of Polk Audio.
bought Polk in 2006, Minarik said, the three "have played a huge role in leading Polk through this past year's economic turmoil while simultaneously gaining meaningful market share in our core product category of home theater loudspeakers."
DEI's other products include Definitive Technology home speakers and vehicle security and remote-start systems sold under Viper, Clifford, Python, Autostart and other brands. DEI also supplies mobile audio sold mainly under the Polk Audio and Orion names.