New Age President Fred Towns on Retail, the Holidays and the Question of Tablets
At the annual fall meeting of New Age Electronics in Greenville, S.C., last Thursday, we sat down for an exclusive interview with New Age's president, Fred Towns, to discuss the state of the company, the industry and what has changed with both since we last sat down at CES in January. What follows is a transcript of that interview:
Dealerscope: I want to know what the mood has been here at the event so far, among dealers especially. Are people feeling good? What is the impression you've been getting?
Fred Towns: Right now, everyone seems excited about what we had to talk about. And now being here at the vendor fair, everyone is excited about what they're seeing. So I think it's bringing some fresh air to the fact that that wow, there's some amazing products that we should be looking at. And I think the validation of hearing from the key leaders from the presentation today, when we had our roundtable discussion, really kind of reemphasized the areas of focus. You know, having Stephanie Dismore from HP, and C.J. Bruno from Intel, all of this is talking about the computing side of it, and talking about smart watches.