New York – Reese
Haggott, a key leader in building the mobile electronics aftermarket, passed
away from pancreatic cancer.
Haggott was employed at Alpine Electronics
during the mid-1970s through the mid-1980s and rose to become sales and
marketing VP, where he was known for building a nationwide network of Alpine
specialty retailers who numbered about 600 at the time. “Reese understood the
concept of building relationships with the specialist retailers, which eventually
led to Alpine hosting its retailers at national sales meetings in exotic
locations like Hawaii and Mexico,” the company said.
Haggott later went on to head up marketing at
Eclipse, then became president of Coustic. He also consulted other mobile electronics
At Alpine, Haggott was hired by Seizo
Ishiguro, who at the time was president of Alpine Electronics of America. Ishiguro
is now Alpine Electronics chairman.
“Alpine Electronics of America fondly
remembers Reese Haggott, his friendship, and his valuable contributions to
Alpine and the entire car audio industry,” Alpine said in a statement.