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Peole On The Move at AMX, Russound, KEF and Velodyne

May 2007
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AMX Hires Stoddard, Promotes Westfall

AMX, a Richardson, Texas-based developer of residential and commercial control and automation systems, has hired Alan Stoddard has as vice president of sales and promoted Chris Westfall to national director of residential sales.

Stoddard will be responsible for the company’s residential and commercial sales operations throughout North America. He joins AMX from Nortel, where he was most recently vice president and general manager of its Carrier Multimedia Networks division, a multi-billion dollar organization with more than 1,200 employees worldwide. Prior to joining Nortel, Stoddard was a senior consultant at Anderson Consulting. Stoddard holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Astronautical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a Masters in Business Administration from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.

As national director of residential sales, Westfall will oversee sales programs and initiatives for AMX’s whole home, home theater and MDU markets. He will also drive strategy for AMX’s team of regional residential sales managers, sales representative firms and integrators.

Russound Names Tan CIO

Russound, a Newmarket, N.H.-based developer of distributed audio solutions, promoted Vince Tan to CIO. Tan joined Russound in 2000 as a one-man IT department, which he quickly grew into a seven-person staff. He was responsible for the implementation of Russound’s automated inventory management system, the reseller website, and an internal IT project management web site for assigning and tracking computer related issues. In 2002, he was promoted to IT Director. Along with his IT responsibilities, Vince also oversees the Purchasing Department and building operations.

Before joining Russound, Tan served as the IT Director of UFP Technologies in Massachusetts. He earned a B.S. in Marketing from De La Salle University in Manila, Philippines and an M.B.A. from Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, N.H.

KEF Picks Up Taylor

KEF, a British speaker manufacturer with U.S. headquarters in Marlboro, N.J., hired Randy Taylor as its Eastern regional sales manager. Taylor will be in charge of developing the territory’s sales activities, strengthening existing partnerships and building new dealer relations. He’ll reports directly to Alec Chanin, president of KEF America.

With more than 30 years experience in the auto industry, Taylor previously served as eastern regional sales manager for Audio Products International, where he managed the sale and distribution of the company’s three speaker brands. Prior to API, and during an eleven-year tenure as vice president of sales and marketing at Definitive Technology, Taylor helped the company grow to a multi-million dollar speaker brand. Taylor also spent 13 years at Klipsch as eastern regional sales manager.
 

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