Kevin Duffy

Editor in chief of Dealerscope

DEI Holdings announced this week that Blair Tripodi is its new chief marketing officer. Tripodi will handle brand marketing for Polk Audio, Definitive Technology and BOOM Movement.

DEI Holdings announced Friday that it has named Kevin Duffy the new president of its Polk Audio and Definitive Technology units. Jim Minarik will remain CEO of both, with Duffy remaining president of DEI Holdings.

Polk Audio and Microsoft announced a new collaboration Tuesday, under which Polk will become a strategic premium audio solution partner for Xbox 360. 

DEI Holdings, parent company of the Polk Audio, Definitive Technology and Viper brands, has created a Global Design Center that will support development of products in those and other of the company’s labels. It is to be based at DEI’s Vista, Calif., headquarters and led by Michael DiTullo, who has been hired as chief design officer. DiTullo was most recently creative director at frog design, where he orchestrated projects for Google, P&G and Motorola.

DEI Holdings, parent of the Polk Audio, Definitive Technology and Directed Electronics operating divisions, announced that Jim Minarik has been named chairman of its board of directors while retaining his position as CEO, and that Kevin Duffy has been named as DEI Holdings president.

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