Dealerscope 2020 40 Under 40: Austin Noonan, Metra Home Theater Group
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Job Title: North East Territory Manager
Company: Metra Home Theater Group
Years in Industry: 9
Where You Grew Up, Live Now: I was Born and raised in Daytona Beach, FL and currently still Live in Daytona.
Favorite Movie: The Fast and Furious Movies
Favorite CE Product: For me it is hard to pick just one product, but I currently am interested in Lighting and Shading
If You Could be Anyplace Right Now, Where Would it Be and What Would You Be Doing?: On an adventure somewhere traveling with My Girlfriend and other close friends
What I Like Best About My Job: Consumer Electronics is not just my job, it’s my hobby. I get to see new technology and I'm always interested in how this solves challenges for both installers and consumers. Overall, I like being in the industry that fuels my hobby.
What Makes You Believe the CE Industry Will Thrive in the Next 5 Years: With the rise of smart home technology, I believe the industry will only get better and better. Manufacturers are innovating based on our changing behaviors and habits to create solutions that make life easier for consumers. There are so many great products available now for every budget that there really can be some level of “Smart Home” in every household. If we can solve the talent shortage and educate consumers on why they don’t always want the cheapest electronics they find online, we’ll be well suited to thrive in the next five years.