Gary Fletcher to Lead Polk Audio, Definitive Technology and Polk BOOM Global Sourcing for Sound United.
Vista, Calif. (May 3, 2016) – Sound United, a division of DEI Holdings, Inc., parent company to Polk Audio, Definitive Technology® and Polk BOOM, today announced the hire of Gary Fletcher as Vice President of Global Sourcing. In the company’s new role, Fletcher will manage Sound United’s global sourcing efforts with an emphasis on continuing to accelerate the company’s innovative product portfolio. Fletcher will report directly to Kevin Duffy, President of Sound United, and will be a member of the leadership team. His appointment is effective immediately.
Fletcher brings to Sound United over 20 years of sourcing, supply chain, manufacturing, and product development experience across a broad array of products including speakers, headphones, electronic components, automotive products, and wireless systems. Fletcher most recently served as Vice President of procurement at Harman International. Prior to Harman International, Fletcher led supply chain and quality activities for Motorola and Ford in the United Kingdom and Germany.
“We are excited to have Gary join the Sound United leadership team,” said Kevin Duffy, President, Sound United. “His global experience in building sourcing and supply chain strategies will be instrumental in helping us to continue to deliver compelling products to consumers and our distribution partners across our brand portfolio.”
For more information on Sound United or its brands, please visit www.soundunited.com.
About Sound United
Sound United, a division of DEI Holdings, curates a diverse portfolio of audio brands including Polk, an audio brand with more than 40 years of experience pioneering high-quality personal audio; Definitive Technology, a 25-year veteran in the high-end home audio space; and Polk BOOM, a portable audio brand targeting the youthful action-sports oriented consumer. To learn more about Sound United and its brands, visit www.soundunited.com.
About DEI Holdings
DEI Holdings, Inc. is the parent company of some of the most respected brands in the consumer electronics industry. Its Sound United Division is North America’s largest designer and marketer of premium audio solutions (sold under the Polk Audio® and Definitive Technology® brand names). Its Directed Division is the largest North American maker of consumer-branded vehicle security and remote start systems (sold under Viper®, Clifford®, Python®, AutoStart® and other brand names). In 2011, DEI Holdings, Inc. was acquired by Charlesbank Capital Partners.