Dealerscope 40 Under 40 Profiles: Moon, Moreno, Muller, Nicholson, Ochs, Orsini, Posa, Rench
Awards: Electronic Products’
What I Like Best About My Job: Being a founder of a company that manufactures hardware that allows people to bring their ideas and concepts to life. We get to see and hear first-hand amazing stories of how our tech has changed customers’ lives. This is what drives us to innovate and create new products every day.
Favorite Pastime/Hobby: Surfing
Last Book I Read: Fail Fast or Win Big
Favorite Movie: Good Will Hunting
Best Concert Ever Seen: Dave Matthews Band
Who’s My Hero: One of my all-time favorite people to hear teach and speak is [entrepreneur] Gary Vaynerchuck. I put him on my list of business heroes because I admire the passion he has behind everything he does. He believes in his product, his people and his plan in life, and I dig it.
If You Could Be Anyplace Else Right Now, Where Would it Be and What Would You Be Doing?: In third-world countries, teaching kids and empowering them through 3D printing technology. I love when kids use the technology we sell and are able to bring their ideas to life. I can see the light bulb go off inside them and watch their excitement build as they begin 3D printing.
Pete Muller, 34, National Sales. Manager, Invision, VOXX Electronics Corp.
Twitter Handle: @petemuller
Background: Grew up in West Palm Beach, Fla.; now live in Orlando, Fla.
Years in Industry: 18
Description of Role: Along with my amazing team of 13 regional sales managers, we are responsible for managing after- market sales of the Invision brand at VOXX Electronics.
Industry Accomplishments/Proudest Achievements: I first started working in retail mobile electronics sales/installation while in high school and by the age of 18, was covering the Southeastern U.S. territory for Kenwood. By my mid-20s, I was the VP of Sales for Azentek, an innovative start-up company where I helped to develop two award-winning products, the Azentek SmartMirror and the CarPC, which won Best of CES in 2008. In 2009, I co-founded a GPS manufacturing company in Hong Kong which is still operating successfully today. I have since sold my interest in that company and have been thoroughly enjoying working for VOXX Electronics since 2013.
Awards: 2008 Best of CES Award, (2) SEMA Global Media Awards, Telematics Update Best Consumer Product Award, Laptop Magazine Mobile Innovation Award, General Motors “Most Innovative Product” Award at SEMA 2007
What I Like Best About My Job: Building long-term relationships with the great people in our industry.
Favorite Pastime/Hobby: Boating; being out on the water or at the beach.
Last Book I Read: How to Win Customers and Keep Them For Life by Michael LeBoeuf
Favorite Movie: It’s hard to pick a favorite of all time, but the best movie I’ve seen in the past year would have to be Interstellar.
Best Concert Ever Seen: Paul McCartney, on his most recent U.S. tour.
Who’s My Hero: My son. He inspires me to work harder and be a better person every day.
Favorite CE Product of the Year: I think the 360fly is pretty awesome. It’s a 360-degree waterproof HD action camera.
If You Could Be Anyplace Else Right Now, Where Would it Be and What Would You Be Doing?: On the beach in Australia. Of all the places I’ve traveled to, I have always had the hardest time leaving there.