04.06.14

Russound Announces Mike “Sparky” Detmer As Vice President of Sales and Marketing

AUTHOR: HiddenWires

Well-Respected Industry Veteran Will Drive Brand Development Russound, the #1 brand for installed multi-room audio, announced today th...

Well-Respected Industry Veteran Will Drive Brand Development Russound, the #1 brand for installed multi-room audio, announced today that former Niles Audio executive and custom AV industry luminary Mike “Sparky” Detmer is joining the company as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. The move is seen as in integral part of Russound’s commitment to re-imagining how custom installed whole house and high-resolution audio is installed, streamed and enjoyed in the worldwide market. Beginning immediately, Detmer will help the company improve its sales and marketing organization to better support its customers, promote newly introduced streaming audio products and lead the company through its next significant growth phase. “Detmer’s extensive experience in the custom AV installation channel will invigorate the Russound brand and better serve the market’s needs,” said Russound’s CEO, Charlie Porritt. “Detmer’s technical knowledge combined with his sales and marketing capabilities are the perfect match for Russound’s business initiatives, which include an enhanced focus on customer relationships, product development and brand building,” Porritt added. In response to his appointment, Detmer commented, “I am delighted to accept the challenge of leading and growing a company with such a rich heritage and significant new products.” Detmer brings with him more than three decades of consumer electronics experience. Before joining Russound, he served as President Niles Audio, Vice President of Krell Industries, Inc. and STAX Kogyo as well as Director of Training and Product Management at Infinity Systems, Inc. In addition to his vast custom installation AV industry experiences, Detmer is a contributing writer for both Residential Systems and Technology Integrator. He is also an active member of the Consumer Electronics Association. www.russound.com