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Klipsch Group Americas, distribution company for the Klipsch and Jamo speaker brands, announced that Bill Harrell has been promoted to vice president of Jamo U.S. In his new position, Harrell is responsible for overseeing distribution, channel and category strategies for the Jamo brand in North and South America. Harrell joined Klipsch in 1995 as a sales representative and assumed leadership roles that included director of sales for the residential contracting division and, more recently, national sales manager for the company’s specialty retail and contractor business.
Crestron named Randy Surovy as its new Manager of Channel Development. Randy will be responsible for managing all customer training and product presentations. His professional background includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters of Business Administration. He also has several years of industry experience, including the past twenty years with Panasonic Industrial Company working in marketing and strategic planning. Prior to PIC, Randy served as a design engineer for Eastman Kodak and a staff engineer at UGI Corporation.
New Age Electronics promoted Sam Changizi to CIO, a new role for the company. According to New Age, Changizi brings an extensive depth of experience in business information systems to the company, and will continue to focus on new ERP initiatives as well as oversee the entire IT department.