Introducing Dealerscope's Most Influential Buyers for 2014: Magnolia's Sara Klarstrom, D&H's Doug Byrne, Hudson Group's John Bradley, InMotion Entertainment's Mike Conway, Newegg's Stephen F. Weller, QDI's Garry Hill, Sonic Electronix's Louis Gutierrez, Volutone Distributing's Trevor Hansen and World Wide Stereo's Bill Buch
Back in 1998, Dave Kelley, then Klipsch’s national sales manager, met Mike Mohan on his very first day as senior category manager for home audio at Good Guys in San Francisco.
I still remember the exact moment when audio made a difference in my life. I had always loved music, but I had never really taken the time to appreciate it on a nice stereo. After my buddies and I graduated high school and went off to college, my best friend Dan began selling stereos at the local Good Guys to help pay for his education.
Like many notable businesses in the tech world, Sanus started out in a garage.
But even before the company got to that point, Jim Wohlford had a simple idea that proved to make a lot of sense.
The exclusive release of the annual Dealerscope 40 Under 40.
When we asked this year's group of 40 Under 40 industry stars to share their take on the state of the economy, one of our favorite answers came from Micah Williams, owner of Sonus Car Audio in Clarksville, Tenn. "Our outlook is if you're going to stand behind the counter, clerk boxes and compete on price then the economy is bad," he said.
Another top retail exec gets the heave-ho -this time at Best Buy -and the company says all the right things in a dutiful statement pledging "new leadership" to spur growth and profitability.
Good as far as it went and I'm sure the search committee will try its hardest to land a solid replacement. But even if they combined DNA from the best retail execs of this -or any generation -to conjure up a dream CEO, Best Buy would still need a miracle to avoid the fate suffered by the likes of Good Guys
If the saying "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger" applies to anyone, it applies to Babak Ghaznavi, president of Paul's TV. When Ghaznavi was 14, his father, who was working at a petrochemical company in Iran, wanted a better life for his son. Not knowing much about America or its education system, he randomly…
Ingram Micro's Consumer Electronics division announced Friday that it has named Josh Finkelstein its new senior group manager of marketing.
Here was the plan: Open up “discount superstores” adjacent to major CE retailers; make TVs the No. 1 attraction; offer the absolute lowest prices anywhere; and rapidly expand, opening up new stores every two months.