By Jeremy J. Glowacki November 17, 2014
We learned last Thursday that RTI had replaced 12-year veteran
VP of sales and marketing Pete Baker with Scott Kelley, a former senior manager at 3M and Bose’s medical device, bio-medical, and engineered materials division. By the end of the week, I had spoken with both Baker and Kelley, learning a bit more about their respective plans moving forward.
By Jeremy J. Glowacki November 05, 2014
There was a great moment during my behind-the-scenes tour of Crestron’s Rockleigh, NJ, headquarters back in 2009
, when company founder (and president and CEO at the time) George Feldstein joined our small tour group in the company’s cavernous R&D facility to demonstrate his latest pet project.
By Jeremy J. Glowacki October 16, 2014
I was surprised (and pleased) to read a counter-argument to the long-held contention that home theaters do not increase the re-sale value of a home, in the New York Times' article "Would a Home Theatre Increase the Value of My Home?"
By Jeremy J. Glowacki October 08, 2014
The Nortek subsidiary announced on Friday
that its president Bill Pollock would be retiring from the company at year’s end to clear the way for his successor, Joe Roberts. When I spoke with Roberts to learn more about this news, he acknowledged that Core Brands had taken its “eye off the ball” at times over the past three years, but that its mission to “delight our customers with exceptional service, innovative products, and best dealer programs” would continue to drive “every single department” as he inherits the leadership mantle in January.
By Jeremy J. Glowacki September 16, 2014
Last week at CEDIA EXPO, positive energy was clearly in abundance for the first time in many years as integrators road the wave of a rebounding housing market, manufacturers showed more product innovation after banks freed up more development dollars, and Denver served its final year as our favorite EXPO host city. The only “good-news, bad-news” story that I observed during the show involved Control4’s acquisition of software house Extra Vegetables’ and the adverse affect that business deal had on URC dealers.
By Jeremy J. Glowacki September 03, 2014
When Jeremy Burkhardt returns to CEDIA EXPO next week as co-owner of audio start-up Origin Acoustics, he knows that he will have a lot to prove. During an exclusive interview last month in Austin, TX, the former SpeakerCraft CEO made it clear that he wants the industry to look at Origin Acoustics as a truly innovative audio manufacturer, with products designed from scratch to rethink the old architectural loudspeaker design paradigm. And although physical hardware was not yet ready for display with just over a month to go until CEDIA EXPO, photographs and design drawings hinted at the innovative thinking that has gone into the company’s initial line of 60 products.
By Jeremy J. Glowacki August 05, 2014
I loved the Resi Awards. They were my creation, and I was proud of their cutesy name and the unique focus on industrial design that our CEDIA EXPO product awards competition brought to the custom integration channel.
By Jeremy J. Glowacki June 11, 2014
I get a lot of offers to interview folks after they’ve been hired to a new job. Usually, due to time constraints, I take a pass because the press release already has enough information in it for the time being, and I’ve found that other than making a personal connection with someone new, details about future plans are pretty sketchy.
By Jeremy J. Glowacki April 16, 2014
Burkhardt confirmed that he will be returning to the industry that brought him so much success and as many friends as enemies before his very premature “retirement” in 2012.
By Jeremy J. Glowacki March 24, 2014
Dave Daniels’ mission was to frighten his audience. Not in the way that would send dealer members of the Azione Unlimited buying group screaming out the doors of the Hard Rock Hotel, but just enough to keep them awake at night pondering the future viability of the custom integration business.