The Sophisticated

New Chairman of the Board at CABA

Kimberly-Clark Professional and the Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA) have announced that Stephen Becker as the CABA Chairman of the Board. Mr. Becker, Associate Director of Platform Commercialization at Kimberly-Clark Professional, succeeds Honeywell’s Debra Becker (no relation), the CABA Board Chairwoman since 2017. CABA is an international nonprofit industry association dedicated to the advancement of connected home and intelligent building technologies. Kimberly-Clark…

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Gross Steps Down from GoldenEar Technology

Audio industry entrepreneur Sandy Gross, founder of the high-performance speaker brand GoldenEar Technology and co-founder before that of speaker companies Polk Audio and Definitive Technology, has announced that he is stepping down from his position as President Emeritus of GoldenEar. The company was sold in January to The Quest Group. “The world has changed,” Gross stated in a letter to…

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Atlona Welcomes Back Roger Takacs as Strategic Account Manager

Atlona, a Panduit company, has announced the return of Roger Takacs as Strategic Account Manager, a newly developed position that crosses several key business areas. Reporting to Jamey Swigert, Director of AV Sales and Business Development, Roger will focus on sales, management and customer engagement initiatives designed to bring Atlona closer to its partners and end users. Roger’s previous employment…

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Lance Dean Joins the Clare Controls Team

In a move certain to underscore the importance of the new ClareOne smart security/smart home panel and the business strategy behind it, Clare Controls has announced that Lance Dean is joining the company’s Board of Advisors. In this new role, Dean is consulting with the Clare leadership team on product and category initiatives, including the company’s new ClareOne™ Wireless Security…

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ProSource Announces 2019 Members of the Year

ProSource, an audio, video, and integration buying group, has announced the 2019 Members of the Year annual honorees, celebrated at the ProSource Summit 2020, held recently in Las Vegas, Nevada, from March 8 – 11. “The summit’s theme, ‘Tomorrow Starts Today,’ perfectly embodies the trailblazers honored in this year’s class of honorees,” said Dave Workman, CEO and President of ProSource.…

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CEDIA Bringing on Well-Known Aussie Trade Media Editor as Consultant

CEDIA has named Paul Skelton regional development independent consultant, Australia and New Zealand. Skelton previously served as editor of multiple home technology integration-focused publications, including Connected magazine and Electrical Connection, as well as discontinued publications Connected Home Middle East and Stunning Smart Homes. “Paul has spent more than a decade immersed in the Australia and New Zealand home technology integration…

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CEDIA Expo Taps Trznadel As Account Executive

CEDIA Expo has announced that Ron Trznadel (shown in photo) has joined the CEDIA Expo team as account executive. He brings years of industry trade show and sales experience, and will be tasked with building relationships with industry leaders, meeting individual and team sales goals, and conducting sales and media campaigns. Trznadel’s past experience includes positioning a wide range of sponsorship and…

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Sony Names Goldstein to Shepherd CI Channel Initiatives

Sony Electronics has announced that it has appointed Jeff Goldstein as head of sales for the custom integrator channel. In this role, he will oversee the company’s relationships with audio and video integrators and help build on Sony’s 30-year history of developing high-performance home technology products, according to the company. Goldstein brings decades of Sony experience to the position and…

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Acoustic Design Systems Expands Executive Team With Hiring of First Director of Marketing

Acoustic Design Systems (ADS), a commercial and residential home automation and security solutions company, announces the hiring of Amanda Crigar as the company’s Director of Marketing and Business Development. In response to company growth and the launch of new services, ADS has expanded its executive team to support new marketing initiatives and cultivate new business. As Director of Marketing and…

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