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Jeremy J. Glowacki

Jeremy J. Glowacki

Jeremy J. Glowacki is a CEDIA Fellow and editorial director of Residential Systems and Systems Contractor News.

  • Video: Behind the Scenes at Leon Speakers

    October 17, 2017

    Over Fall Break this past weekend with my 9- and 11-year-old daughters and wife, we took a little detour from our trip to Chicago and Ann Arbor, MI, to visit one of my favorite people in the custom integration business, Leon Speakers CEO Noah Kaplan. 

  • D-Tools Focusing Less on Sales, More on Customer Success

    October 06, 2017

    D-Tools wants to make sure its customers not only buy its software, but use it effectively, as well. That’s just one of several initiatives being led by the AV integration proposal software pioneer’s CEO Randy Stearns as he leads his company into the future. 

  • Alexa is Sleeping (and Carpooling) Right Next to You

    September 28, 2017

    Amazon doesn’t believe that Alexa’s place is in the kitchen. The always-listening voice control technology is moving more aggressively into the bedroom and maybe even into your next car. And “she” wants to connect more easily with music and smart home appliances.

  • Azione Sales Training Meeting Completes Busy Summer Schedule

    July 27, 2017

    Gone are the days when buying groups would meet only twice a year. Gone are the days when integrators and custom retailers were satisfied with economies-of-scale discounts. Today they want technical tutorials and business and sales strategy education. These are the initiatives that have kept Azione Unlimited busy this summer, even as the Azione team hustles to plan their n...

  • HTSA Members Take Crash Course in Entrepreneurial Operating System Implementation

    June 29, 2017

    Last April, HTSA introduced the EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System), and earlier this month 30 members of the buying group attended a day-and-half master class on how to implement the management process in their businesses. It was a crash course on how to get the correct people in place on your leadership team and establish a disciplined approach to holding purposeful meetings, setting short- a...

  • After Record-Breaking Year, Draper Pulls Back the Veil in Spiceland

    June 14, 2017

    It would be difficult to miss the sheer volume of new product announcements coming from Draper over the last six weeks. The 120-year-old projection screen, shades, and flat-panel display lifts manufacturer based in blink-and-you’ll-miss-it Spiceland, IN, has been on an R&D tear, and today it unveiled rebranding, a preview of its new website, and a forward-looking logo to show off to atte...

  • Another Week, Another CEDIA Departure

    May 25, 2017

    I joked the other day to an industry friend that I should take a “screen grab” of the CEDIA website staff page. That way I could check it periodically to see if any more team members had left on their own or been shown the door. I was kidding, but now I think it might be a good idea.

  • Here’s the Motivation Behind Crestron’s $500 ‘Tax’ on Third-Party Devices

    March 17, 2017

    For some, the news harkens back to a heavy-handed “evil empire” image of “old Crestron” or simply “bad optics” from the control system purveyors in Rockleigh, NJ. It was a move that many felt did not fit the kinder, gentler approach taken by former hot-shot Crestron dealer John Clancy, who joined the company as VP of residential a year ago.

  • The Origin Story of Parasound's ZoneMaster 4 DAX

    February 15, 2017

    Recently, more and more tech pros are blending low-margin solutions like Sonos Connect into their offerings. Bob MacDonald has long recognized the opportunities presented by these technologies, which led him to the development of the 4 DAX, bridging the gap between semi-DIY and professional CI.

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Leon HQ Tour 2017

Residential Systems' Jeremy Glowacki and Leon Speaker's Noah Kaplan at the end of the tour

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Inside Leon's anechoic chamber

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Leon's hands-on manufacturing process

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Leon's hand-wound crossover

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Unique sculpture is on display throughout Leon. Much of it was created by Leon CEO Noah Kaplan.

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Leon sources its drivers from Israel.

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A warning before entering Leon's engineering department

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Inside Leon's engineering department

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Leon's engineers at work

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Leon's demo room

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A wide shot of Leon's final assembly

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Here's another stage of assembly

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Leon's picturesque headquarters hallway

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More original artwork from Noah Kaplan

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Noah Kaplan demonstrates a miter saw

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Leon's Timbre SEVEN bookshelf speakers

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Leon invested in a machine to shred old boxes into new packing materials

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As part of its Lean Manufacturing, Leon delivers speaker kits to its assemblers in these custom-built cases.

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Wrapping speaker grille cloth

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Putting finishing touch on grille cloth

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Adding the drivers

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Testing a speaker for proper polarity

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The Glowacki family taking a breather in the marketing department

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Noah Kaplan next to a prototype concept in the hallways of his company's headquarters

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Outside Leon's Ann Arbor headquarters