In this Position, Herron, an Industry Veteran and Author, will be Responsible for Managing Wisdom's National Sales Efforts
CARSON CITY, Nev., Feb. 8, 2006 - Wisdom Audio (www.wisdomaudio.com), a manufacturer of high -performance planar -hybrid loudspeaker systems since 1996, is pleased to announce that industry veteran Jon Herron has been named vice president, sales. In this position, Herron will be responsible for managing the company's domestic sales efforts.
"With experience in both large and small retail operations, as a manufacturer's representative, and as a manufacturer, Jon's breadth of experience in the A/V business gives him a global perspective of our industry," said Mark Glazier, Wisdom Audio president. "His experience in firms large and small, in retail and in manufacturing, gives him a unique ability to help Wisdom Audio's business partners succeed around the world."
As a national training director at Tweeter Home Entertainment Group, Herron led enterprise -level training and technology initiatives directed at both salespeople and installers. At Madrigal Audio Laboratories, Herron was the product development manager for Mark Levinson, Proceed, and other brands. As the director of sales and marketing of Snell Acoustics, Herron directed the company's efforts into the home theater business in the early 1990s. Herron, who has an economics degree from Dartmouth College, has also authored a book that is used as the core product training program for two industry trade groups in the United States, and is the most comprehensive textbook of its kind.
"High performance audio and video has long been my central passion," explained Herron. "In Wisdom Audio, I saw an opportunity to work with Mark [Glazier] again and, along with the rest of the team, help build something really special in an industry that has become increasingly commoditized. Wisdom Audio has some unique technologies that create powerful benefits for our customers. It also has
some of the most remarkable people in our business with whom working is a real pleasure. The combination was compelling and not something I would pass up."
Herron added that the depth of knowledge and sophistication in driver design - both planar magnetic and conventional dynamic - contained within this relatively small company is truly remarkable. "Most speaker companies buy their drivers overseas and must therefore end up designing around other people's limitations. At Wisdom Audio, we are in the wonderful position of being able to design and manufacture our own, purpose -built drivers, using the best technology for the task at hand. This is both highly unusual and hugely beneficial."
For more information, please visit www.wisdomaudio.com or call (775) 887 -8850.
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