MTI-Andrews to Handle Analog Repairs For Philips
January 25, 2008

MTI-Andrews announced this week that it has reached an agreement to become exclusive distributor for parts and components for the repair facilities for analog TVs produced by Philips Electronics North America. MTI-Andrews has replaced IBM in the role of distributor for the components, the company said. “Phillips’ decision to select MTI-Andrews as its exclusive provider is a reflection of the confidence they have in our performance and execution,” MTi-Andrews COO Chris Remy said in a statement issued by the company. The company was formed by the merger of MTI and Andrews Electronics in September; Remy was named COO shortly thereafter. What

MTI-Andrews Launches Freedom Core Line
November 20, 2007

MTI-Andrews this week announced the launch of a new line of security-only merchandising displays under the Freedom Core brand name. The new line features both physical restraints and audible alarms in order to help dealers safely display their products. “While our Freedom Line has been a resounding success helping retailers who want to power the products they have on display, we saw tremendous opportunities by offering a more versatile, cost-effective solution,” MTI vice president of marketing Jason Goldberg said in the company’s announcement. MTI-Andrews, which is based in Hillsboro, Ore., was formed in September by the merger of MTI and Andrews

CE Firms MTI, Andrews to Merge
September 21, 2007

The retail merchandising firm MTI (Merchandising Technologies, Inc.) announced this week that it has merged with component distributor Andrews Electronics. The combined company will be known as MTI-Andrews Corporation. “Working as one will allow us to leverage our respective strengths and to provide our clients with better service at every step in the supply chain,” MTI’s CEO Michael Cook said in a statement announcing the merger. He added that the two companies have often served the same client base. MTI, based in Hillsboro, Ore., builds interactive displays for CE retailers, and says that six of the top seven CE retailers in the

MTI Andrews Merger Could Oil CE Supply Chain
September 21, 2007

With the merger of MTI, a developer of retail merchandising solutions, and Andrews Electronics, which focuses on the distribution, after sale and service support of CE accessories and components, the new company hopes to provide solutions that will help retailers increase sell-through of full solutions and improve the entire supply-chain process. MTI’s front-end merchandising solutions and Andrews’ service and fulfillment management support will be particularly useful to retailers as they increase the sale of add-ons and the development of private-label products, said Mike Cook, MTI’s CEO and CEO of the new company, MTI-Andrews. While MTI-Andrews will continue working closely with brand manufacturers and

People on the Move at Hitachi, Sharp and MTI
July 20, 2007

Hitachi Hires Norton Hitachi America announced that hired Paul Norton has joined the company’s Ubiquitous Platform Systems Division, which focuses on providing advanced digital products to businesses and consumers. Norton joins the company as director of sales, Eastern Zone and Buying Groups. With more than 25 years experience in sales and relationship management, Norton most recently served as executive director, sales for the Americas for Hannspree where he recruited and trained regional sales directors and secured premium product placements with department stores, national CE/IT retailers and specialty chains. Prior to Hannspree, Norton worked as the sales director, specialty retail group for HP. Norton graduated

MTI Gives Retailers a Lift
July 1, 2007

Joe’s Sports and Outdoors, an Oregon-based retailer with 26 stores in the Northwest, sells a lot of GPS systems and depth finders. But the company figured it could sell more if those devices were displayed in a way in which customers could hold them, test the features and access consistent product information that could answer questions and assist in the sale. The company thought about building its own display system from scratch but decided it would make more sense to source the full solution from Merchandising Technology Inc. (MTI), which in the past had provided Joe’s with “high quality” displays for its audio products, said

MTI Launches New Merchandising Displays
January 24, 2007

MTI, Hillsboro, Ore., recently released several new designs in merchandising displays aimed at creating an immersive experience for customers shopping for a variety of consumer electronics, including HDTVs and digital cameras. One addition to the new lineup is retail support for the HDMI signal format, which includes a solution that carries digital video and multi-channel digital audio on a single cable. All of MTI’s solutions support 1080p resolution and HDCP content protection so retailers can support the most current material. MTI also released the VGD8 distribution amplifier for merchandising computer monitors. The amp allows for the distribution of VGA signals to high-resolution

People on the Move
July 14, 2006

Myron & Davis hires Bob Goodman for national sales manager position. Goodman’s previous industry experience includes senior management roles with Harman Consumer Group, AuraSound, Sherwood America, Soundstream Technologies, HitchCam and Massive Audio. At Myron & Davis, he will focus on creating quality product lines directly through relationships with the company’s customers and manufacturer’s representatives. SpeakerCraft appoints Jim Scatena north east regional sales manager. He brings with him selling experience in the industry from working at a nationally recognized high-end custom retail firm, where he helped to develop the business into a Top 100 custom installation firm for 2004 and 2005. SpeakerCraft looks to Scatena to

MTI Releases New Display Product for Handheld Devices
July 12, 2006

MTI announced on Tuesday the latest in their Freedom line of merchandising systems, the Freedom LP. The display is designed specifically for such devices as MP3 players, PDA’s and cell phones. Ultimate Electronics has been announced as being among the first to install these displays, which they will use to merchandise iPods, among other products. The system comes bundled with a universal power feature and smart power cables which automatically deliver the appropriate voltage to whatever devices are plugged in to the display. This feature, along with the modular design, is geared toward making the swapping out of individual