Phoenix Gold said Wednesday that it has launched its Elite Series of car stereo components. The amplifiers include the Elite.1, Elite.2 and Elite.4.
AAMP of America, Inc., a portfolio company of Audax Group, today formally announced its acquisition of American International - a California-based manufacturer of car audio installation kits and accessories. With this move, AAMP of America strengthens its position in the mobile electronics industry and increases the number of products, services and solutions the company provides to its many national and international business partners.
AAMP of America - an industry leader and parent company of such brands as Stinger, Phoenix Gold, iSimple, Pacific Accessory Corporation, Sound Quest and Best Kits
Phoenix Gold has announced that Ken Wiseman has been named as the brand's new director of sales. Wiseman's addition to the Phoenix Gold team brings 19 years of sales and account management experience to the legendary car audio brand. In his new role, Wiseman will be responsible for developing new markets and sales opportunities, reinforcing relationships with existing customers, developing sales programs, training and providing on-site feedback to marketing and product development.
AAMP of America is the parent company of Phoenix Gold.
Rodin, the parent company of such brands as Phoenix Gold, AudioSource and Carver, announced Wednesday that it has elevated company president Tom O’Mara to the position of CEO. O’Mara will take over CEO duties immediately. The previous CEO, Jonathan Cooley, will remain vice chairman and chief financial officer; O’Mara will remain president in addition to taking over as CEO. The shift completes the succession process originally planned when PHX AP Acquisitions purchased Phoenix Gold International in 2006, leading to the renaming of the company last summer. The company is based in Portland, Ore. What do you think about this hire? Talk
Portland-based investment group PHX AP Acquisitions and Phoenix Gold Vice President Tom O’Mara have purchased Phoenix Gold International. The company, also based in Portland, owns audio brands Phoenix Gold, AudioSource and Carver. O’Mara will become president of the new company with Jonathan Cooley as CEO. The company plans to focus now on new products, and will be discontinuing all domestic manufacturing. Looking to the future, O’Mara declared, “We have new products currently being developed by some of the industry’s finest engineers that will be launched later in the year.”
Mobile entertainment comes into its own By Ivan Berger As many electronics devices as there are in modern cars, there's always room for more, and a few hundred exhibitors at CES showed their ideas of what they should be. Most of the new gear was still audio and video, of course, but there were some interesting new technologies. Digital radio was no surprise—not just from the XM and Sirius satellites, but now from terrestrial FM and AM stations carrying HD Radio at last. Fewer than 100 stations were on the air with it during CES, but HD signals should reach about 65 percent of
By Brett Solomon Perhaps no other demographic has embraced mobile video like the hip-hop music community, in which monitors are ubiquitous throughout vehicles in almost every music video. And consumers are looking to duplicate the installations that Jay-Z or Snoop-Dogg, for example, have showcased. The typical vehicle of the hip-hopper consists of an SUV with oversized wheels and low-profile tires. Interiors are adorned with such opulence as imported suede or ostrich skin. While the most important modification to the exterior of the vehicle is wheels ("new shoes"), the centerpiece of any interior is the mobile electronics system. Here, mobile electronics installers push the envelope of