Paradigm, MartinLogan and Anthem Appoints President and CEO

The board of directors of Paradigm, MartinLogan and Anthem appointed its second new president/CEO in about as many months.
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The board of directors of Paradigm, MartinLogan and Anthem appointed its second new president/CEO in about as many months.

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The board hired Christopher R. Leader, effective immediately. Leader most recently was a managing partner of Hi-Beam Consulting, a management-consulting company focused on manufacturing businesses.

Leader replaces Rocco Melchione, who was tapped late last year as president/CEO of the three premium-audio brands. Melchione left, a spokeswoman told TWICE, because “essentially we saw philosophical differences in the direction he was taking the brands.” She declined to elaborate.

At the time of Melchione’s appointment, the company said it would keep specialty audio retailing “front and center.”

Melchione had replaced Tim Valters, who held the position for more than four years.

Leader’s resume includes 25 years in management. “His experience working with companies who sell through specialty dealer networks will be invaluable in his new role,” the brands’ board said. Leader also brings “concentrated experience in operations and manufacturing with a particular emphasis on global manufacturing and growth,” the board added.

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