Feinberg, Johnson, Menendez, Novak and Willis appointed to key leadership positions
MIAMI, FLORIDA — December 11, 2006 — Niles Audio Corporation, The First Name in Custom Installation, announced today that several employees have been promoted and/or hired, fulfilling a company mandate to enhance Niles’ overall product development team and structural organization in preparation for several high-profile product and technology launches, strategic growth plans to be revealed in 2007 and enhanced dealer support and customer service.
Niles dealers will benefit from these changes by seeing the introduction of more innovative and reliable products; in-depth training sessions being held at locations across the United States, improved customer service with quick response times and personalized sales support that caters to the individual needs of each and every customer.
Allison Feinberg, a Niles employee since 1992, has been promoted to the role of Eastern Regional Sales Manager. With 15 years experience in various departments at Niles, including her most recent role as Director of Customer Service, Feinberg is well-versed in the Niles brand, product line and dealer community. In her new post, Feinberg will head the East Coast sales team, acting as the go-to-person for clients looking to do business with the First Name in Custom Installation.
Ken Johnson, a Niles employee since 2000, has been promoted to the role of Product Manager. In his new position, Johnson will be leading new developments, innovations and applications for the company’s award-winning IntelliControl ICS system — always ensuring the product remains application-specific, user and installer friendly and above all, reliable.
Wendy Menendez, a Niles employee since 1998, has been promoted to the role of Customer Service Manager. Prior to her promotion, Menendez managed warehouse operations for Niles. In her new role, Menendez will be continue to manage warehouse operations, but will also handle dealer satisfaction, acting as the one-stop-shop for dealers with customer service needs
Jim Novak, a Niles employee since 2002, has been promoted to the role of Training Manager. In his new role, Novak will visit Niles dealers and installers across the country giving one-on-one, personalized training sessions. Prior to his promotion, Novak was a Product Manager for Niles and Director of Custom Installation for Tweeter, so he is well-versed in the Niles product line and has the experience, knowledge and technical expertise necessary to provide the best training possible of Niles products.
Gerald Willis has been hired as a new Product Manager for Niles, heading up the loudspeaker division of the company. Willis will be tasked with continuing the company’s excellence in speaker design, including the company’s new StageFront Home Theater Solutions and Ceiling Mount loudspeakers. Before coming to Niles, Willis was a Senior Product Specialist at Klipsch, a Systems Designer at Escient Solutions and the owner of a custom installation firm in Indiana.
“Allison, Ken, Wendy, Jim and Gerald are true all-stars at our company,” said Frank Sterns, President of Niles. “They lead with integrity, honesty and innovation. We are confident they will serve our company and dealers well by continuing the Niles commitment to excellence, as outlined in our Mission Statement,” Sterns added.
Niles’ Mission Statement is:
To constantly develop and market innovative new products that enable end users to have simple and easy access to home entertainment and that integrate seamlessly with other low voltage subsystems like lighting, internet, security and HVAC in residential and light commercial environments.
To treat our customers, employees, suppliers, and stakeholders with fairness and respect and to foster teamwork, innovation and a commitment to be the best in everything we do.
· Niles announces the addition and/or promotion of several employees.
· Jim Novak has been promoted to the role of Training Manager, Ken Johnson to the role of Product Manager-IntelliControl ICS, Allison Feinberg to the role of Eastern Regional Sales Manager, Wendy Menendez to the role of Customer Service Manager; and Gerald Willis hired for the role of Product Manager-Loudspeakers.
· The changes were a result of a company mandate to enhance Niles’ overall product development team and organization in preparation for several high-profile product launches, strategic growth plans to be revealed in 2007 and enhanced dealer service and support.
· Niles dealers will benefit from these changes by seeing more innovative and reliable products being introduced faster with less kinks; additional and more in-depth training sessions at locations across the United States, improved customer service with quick response times and personalized sales support that caters to the individual needs of each and every customer.
Niles Audio Corporation, based in Miami, is a 28-year-old company recognized as the First Name in Custom Installation. As a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of audio/video custom installation products, Niles Audio is guided by seven principles: a commitment to reliable, high-performance, application-specific, product design, a complete and up-to-date product assortment with just-in-time delivery, extensive training and technical support, exemplary customer service and strong dealer relationships. Niles is a brand based on strength, reliability and outstanding performance with a wide range of award-winning, innovative products.
Additional information may be obtained by contacting Mike Detmer at Niles Audio Corporation,12331 SW 130th Street, Miami, FL 33186 (1-800-BUY-HIFI; ext. 197) or by visiting: www.nilesaudio.com.
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