Dealerscope 40 Under 40 Profiles: Iacovelli, Ivey, King, Lake, LaPorte, LeBeau, Leo, McMasterJune 23, 2014
(This is the latest in our series of complete profiles of Dealerscope's 2014 40 Under 40. For the full list, stay tuned on Dealerscope.com this week and next, or check out our June issue)
Christian Marco Iacovelli, 22, President, A-Audio Headphones, Inc., Miami, Fla.
Twitter Handle: @aaudioheadphone
Background: Grew up in Miami; now lives in Miami.
Higher Education: Babson College, Wellesley, Mass. Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Years in Industry: 3
Brief Description of Role: Founder and President.
Main Industry Accomplishments and Why Important to Company/Industry; Proudest Achievement: Conceptualized, designed and manufactured a line of premium active-noise-cancelling headphones and earphones, which flaunt a unique three-stage technology. Infusing avant-garde designs with state-of-the-art materials to build an innovative and truly unique line of headphones and earphones in an industry filled with many like products.
What I Like Best About My Job: The ability I have to express my creative and entrepreneurial talents by developing new products and releasing them into the market.
What I Like Least About My Job: Playing within my job description. I love to get involved in every aspect of the product, even where I do not belong – like in the art or engineering department!
Johnathan Ivey, 37, Senior Vice President of Atlas Sound, a division of MiTek Communications, Phoenix, Ariz.
Twitter Handle: Johnathanivey1
Background: Grew up in Chicago, Ill.; now lives in Chandler, Ariz.
Higher Education: Studied Computer Information Systems and Business Management at Southeast Missouri State University and Arizona State University.
Years in Industry: 20+ (grew up in the industry)
Brief Description of Role: I run the daily business functions including product development, sales, marketing, setting the direction and keeping the company on track and focused on our customers.
Main Industry Accomplishments and Why Important to Company/Industry; Proudest Achievement: My proudest achievement is finding balance in my life. While for most people that means leaving work at the office. For me it meant bringing my family into the office. I am the second generation at MiTek, a privately held company, and I am working with my children to ensure that they will have the necessary tools to manage the company long after I retire. I choose to share an office with my wife at work so she fully understands when I have to skip dinner at home to jump on a conference call with Asia, etc.