MantelMount has announced that Michael N. Smith has joined MantelMount as the company’s new Vice President of Wholesale Operations. In his role, Smith will be responsible for all aspects of MantelMount’s business-to-business sales channel efforts, including strategy, sales, marketing, and improving operational and technology infrastructure.
Prior to joining MantelMount, Smith served as senior vice president of operations, IT & Marketing at Directed, LLC, North America’s largest designer and marketer of consumer-branded vehicle security and remote start systems. He also held various management positions at Ford Motor Company and at Wingcast, a joint venture between Ford and Qualcomm.
“Throughout my career, I’ve actively sought to associate with market leaders and pioneers, like Directed, Ford, and Qualcomm,” he notes. “I saw that MantelMount was doing things that no one else in the TV mount space was doing. What’s more, I got a glimpse at the innovations that they had coming down the road, and I was extremely impressed. After meeting with them, I knew I wanted to be a part of a team that displayed such vision, both in terms of engineering, technology and market direction.”
“Our wholesale operation is an integral part of our overall business,” says Lee Marc, CEO of MantelMount. “Getting our product into dealer showrooms requires someone like Michael who can help them understand the new-revenue opportunities that can be generated with a product that serves such a pressing consumer need.”
MantelMount sells a complete line of full-motion flatscreen TV mounts, both manual and automated. The company’s newest offering, the MM860, is MantelMount’s first entry in the smart home category.
For more information, visit www.mantelmount.com.