Indianapolis - Yamaha veteran Matt Rounds, 55, died suddenly of natural
causes during the recent CEDIA Expo.
He joined Yamaha in the mid-1980s as national sales manager for the company’s newly launched car audio business. When Yamaha left the car audio business, he transferred to Yamaha’s home audio/video group, where he served as the western regional sales manager for the past 13 years.
He started in the consumer electronics industry in the early 1970s with Craig Corp. of America in Kansas City, following three years of service as a combat marine in Vietnam. Rounds then went to work with Alpine Electronics as regional sales manager in Kansas City and after several years transferred to California with that company.
Rounds was born in Los Angeles and lived for many years in Mission Viejo, Calif. For the past three years, he lived in San Luis Obispo in northern California. He is survived by his wife of over 30 years, Karn, and his two children.