URC announced that Cat Toomey has joined the company as director of marketing. The 19-year industry veteran spent time with ELAN Home Systems, AMX and
D&M Holdings announced Wednesday that it is discontinuing the Escient and Snell brands, in order to "utilize all of the company’s expertise toward incorporating its innovative technologies into our core D&M brands,"
D&M Holdings announced Thursday an executive shakeup in which Senior Vice President for Sales and Marketing Joe Stinziano will leave the company
Deciding what accessories to stock is a delicate balancing act in good years, but in challenging times it becomes an even more precarious practice.
Professing that “HES is the only national alternative to the box stores for high-end consumer electronics,” Home Entertainment Source executive vice president Jim Ristow kicked off Day One of the Brand Source buying group’s Dallas-held “Mission Possible: Success” 2008 Summit – a convocation that included motivational and manufacturer presentations, deal-brokering and networking opportunities –which this year attracted a 75 percent larger attendance from the HES membership, he said. Bob Lawrence, Brand Source CEO, noted that the HES outbranch, which had recently passed the 500 mark in membership numbers, “has significant meaning to the Brand Source group as a whole; it’s
After announcing the product at CEDIA Expo in the fall, Escient confirmed Thursday that it will begin shipping in February its Vision Series line, with a new content-importing solution that uses the front-panel drive to import content directly to the series’ hard drives. “When we announced the product at CEDIA,” explains Escient’s general manager, Bill Carson, “when we talked about how the consumer gets the movie content onto Vision, our story was that they moved the movies that had been previously recorded to their PC over the home network and dropped them onto the Vision hard-drive system. But it’s all about ease of