Luxul’s New Hires Bolster Custom Install Support Luxul, the IP networking brand has hires Mike Grubb as vice president of marketing and Chris Kovacek as Eastern regional sales manager for the custom installation channel.By RS Staff Published: October 10, 2017 ⋅ Updated: April 15, 2019 l-r, Chris Kovacek and Mike Grubb In a move to continue its momentum in the custom installation industry and strengthen support for its growing dealer base, Luxul has appointed Mike Grubb as vice president of marketing and Chris Kovacek as Eastern regional sales manager. In their new roles, Grubb will be responsible for creating and managing marketing strategies designed to expand Luxul’s presence as the leader in IP networking, while Kovacek will help support the company’s growing dealer base in the Eastern U.S. territory. An experienced marketing and sales leader, Grubb held leadership roles with Sonos and Atlona in the custom integration, retail, and commercial channels. He has developed programs, managed teams, and created and executed sales and marketing strategies. Kovacek brings more than eight years of experience in multiple facets of the custom installation industry to Luxul, including consumer electronics integration, management, manufacturing, sales, and distribution. He comes to the company from Clare Controls, where he served as distribution sales manager. “We are excited to welcome both Mike and Chris to our team,” said Jeff Curtis, vice president and general manager with Luxul. “Mike’s strong background in sales and marketing will be instrumental in helping us continue our growth strategy and penetrate new markets, while Chris’ skills and experience will be an asset as we strive to offer our dealers the best support in the industry.” “It’s an exciting and pivotal time to be joining Luxul, as the company is poised for significant growth,” Grubb said. “I’m looking forward to leveraging my experience to help identify new opportunities, partners, and markets, and developing key marketing strategies to reach them.” “I’m excited to begin a new challenge with the Luxul team, and look forward to helping them fulfill their commitment to simplicity, quality, and innovation,” Kovacek said. “I am fortunate to join a company at the forefront of the industry that takes such pride in providing top-quality products and unmatched support for its dealers.” SubscribeFor more stories like this, and to keep up to date with all our market leading news, features and analysis, sign up to our newsletter here.