XANTECH WELCOMES JOE YERARDI

- Industry veteran joins Xantech family -

SYLMAR, CA, January 26, 2009 - Xantech Corporation, a leading provider of whole -house entertainment and automation systems, announces the appointment of Joe Yerardi to the Xantech family. Joe's responsibilities will involve directing sales in the Eastern U.S., as well as managing National Accounts.


Joe brings to Xantech a total of over 25 years of experience in all aspects of the Consumer Electronics business, from working in the High Fidelity division of Sony, to owning his own Independent Representative organization, and most recently serving as Vice President of Sales for the Home Products Division of Harman Consumer Group, responsible for the Infinity, JBL and Harman Kardon brands in North and South America.

"Joe brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Xantech," commented Graham Hallett, Xantech President. "We look forward to working with him and all the great account relationships that he will manage nationwide. Joe is a true asset to Xantech and our vendor partners."


About Xantech Corporation
Established in 1969, Xantech Corporation (www.xantech.com) designs and manufactures an extensive range of state of the art A/V Distribution and Control Systems, and Component Products, many of which have become the de facto industry standards. Since 1969, over two million of these systems have been installed worldwide. The Xantech product line includes LCD Touchpanel Controllers, Multi -Zone, Multi -Source Audio/Video Systems, Multi -Zone, Multi -Source Pre -amplifiers, Multi -Channel Audio Amplifiers, Infrared Receivers, Remote Control Switchers, Interface Modules, IR Connecting Blocks, IR Emitters, Volume Controls and IR Accessories. Products are sold to Professional Installers and Distributors directly from Xantech.

Xantech's products are marketed in North and South America, Australia, New Zealand, Asia and Europe. Xantech is a subsidiary of Nortek, Inc. (www.nortek -inc.com), a multinational manufacturer and distributor of building products for residential and commercial markets. Nortek, established in 1967, is headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island.

For additional information about Xantech and its innovative products, please visit www.xantech.com.

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