SpeakerCraft announced the retirement of Jeremy Burkhardt, president of SpeakerCraft LLC, effective May 25.
Burkhardt joined SpeakerCraft in 1991, recasting the company from an installer of custom audio systems into an innovative manufacturer and founding the SpeakerCraft brand of architectural speakers in 1994. As president, Burkhardt led SpeakerCraft’s reinvention based on a common vision of innovation, best of class products, business training and close partnerships with their retailers.
“The last twenty years at SpeakerCraft have been an awesome gift,” said Burkhardt, “I am lucky to have experienced it with so many great people. I am beyond grateful. I have been working full time since I was fifteen years old and have decided it’s time for me to chill out.”
“Jeremy is a true entrepreneur. His vision and leadership has built the SpeakerCraft brand,” said Sean Burke, group president of Nortek’s Technology Products Segment. “Jeremy has been a champion of high quality, innovative products and his personal interactions have benefited our customers and dealers, which has improved the industry as a whole.”
Keith Marshall has been named interim president of SpeakerCraft. “As president of Proficient Audio, Keith has been a proven leader and has become an important part of SpeakerCraft,” said Burke. “We are confident that, with the full support from Nortek, he will do everything he can to help SpeakerCraft dealers with profitable, market-based solutions.”
Burkhardt will release a personal online video message to customers later this week. To read Jeremy Glowacki’s blog about this announcement, click here.