Xantech has added industry veteran Tom Harvey to its senior management team, in the position of director of sales. Harvey comes to the company with more than 25 years of experience in the consumer electronics industry — more 15 years at the executive level — which includes roles in sales, marketing, and executive management.
In his new position, Harvey will focus on driving sales for Xantech and its dealer network by working closely with Xantech dealers, distributors, and sales representatives. He will also be developing new and creative sales programs that will allow all dealers and distributors to grow and achieve even more profitability in these challenging times.
“Tom’s extensive experience in audio and video sales management perfectly aligns with Xantech’s business strategy as we expand beyond our core control business,” Xantech President Graham Hallett said. “We look forward to learning from Tom, and are confident that his skills and experience will make a significant contribution to our growth.”
Harvey served as senior VP of sales and marketing for the consumer electronics startup Norcent Technologies from 2005 until late 2007. During that time, he helped recruit and train the sales and marketing staff, along with developing key product and distribution plans for the company. During this time, he also served on the Exhibitor Advisory Board for the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
Most recently, Harvey was a partner in a retained executive search firm focusing on “C” level and board of director positions. From 1997-2004, Harvey was associated with Faroudja Laboratories, a renowned high-end video processing company in Silicon Valley. Starting as VP of sales and marketing, Harvey quickly assumed additional responsibility as general manager, which included engineering and manufacturing functions.
While at Faroudja, he was part of an EMMY award-winning team, and the company’s products won several Innovations Awards at CES. Harvey also expanded the Faroudja market by co-branding product with JVC, Mitsubishi, and SIM2, as well as developing the company’s first OEM IC business. He also served on the board of directors of Escient Convergence Corp.