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Wisdom Audio, a Carson City, Nev., loudspeaker manufacturer, named Jon Herron vice president of sales, responsible for managing the company’s domestic sales efforts. As a national training director at Tweeter Home Entertainment Group, Herron led enterprise-level training and technology initiatives for salespeople and installers. At Madrigal Audio Laboratories, he was the product development manager for Mark Levinson, Proceed and other brands. As the director of sales and marketing of Snell Acoustics, Herron directed the company’s efforts into the home theater business in the early 1990s. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College.
Kirk Horlbeck, senior vice president of Liberty Wire and Cable, was named chairman of CEDIA’s new Manufacturer´s Action Team. The team serves CEDIA´s Associated/Affiliate Member Council (AAMC), which was recently updated to increase representation and communications among all CEDIA participants, including its manufacturer members. Within the new AAMC structure, goals for the Manufacturer Action Team include establishing metrics to better measure the growth of the A/V industry and encouraging broader participation by manufacturers in industry activities. The team will also work to enhance CEDIA´s stability by establishing better succession planning so future teams can continue to work effectively on long-term projects, the organization said.
Leon Temiz, president and CEO of Electronics Expo, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., announced that Jim O’Neil is returning to the company after two years with Sears as divisional merchandise manager of Electronics Expo’s wireless technology, audio, furniture and accessories groups. He’ll also be the camera and camcorder buyer. Shai Simcha will continue to buy all wireless, technologies, portable audio and Monster accessories. Grace DeVito will continue to buy furniture and all other accessories. Mike Bonder will continue his role as the senior buyer of all video products. Electronics Expo has six stores in New Jersey, located in Paramus, Wayne, Woodbridge, Raritan, Succasunna and East Brunswick.