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Andy Lewis, Visionary Behind Russounds RNET, Promoted to Senior Product Manager

NEWMARKET, N.H., August 21, 2006 — Russound, the #1 brand in multiroom audio, today announced Andy Lewis was promoted to Senior Product Manager. Previously, he held the role of Product Manager. The announcement was made by Ian Popken, Russound’s Director of Product Development.

In his new role, Lewis will be responsible for product line architecture, product and technology roadmap planning and leading teams of product managers in larger product line development activities.

“Andy’s creativity, natural talent for leadership and inarguable contribution to some of Russound’s most successful products make him a natural for this newly created position,” said Popken. “With his new responsibilities, we’re sure Andy will help the company continue to grow its focus and maintain its leadership role in the multiroom audio market.”

Lewis is credited as being a driving force behind the creation and success of Russound’s RNET line of advanced technology products that “communicate” with one another, through a variety of “Smart” sources and keypads.

“Andy’s driving commitment to the RNET line has helped take the multiroom experience to another level, with consumer and installer satisfaction off the map,” added Popken.

Lewis joined Russound in 2000. He enjoys a distinguished 27-year career in the audio industry having held several prominent technical and engineering positions with noted brands B&W, EAW, Apogee Acoustics, Signet, Acoustic Research and Audio Design Associates. Prior to Russound, Lewis was General Manager of the Custom Audio Division for B&W Loudspeakers Ltd, the famous high-end specialty speaker marquees. Lewis holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and is a member of the Audio Engineering Society.

About Russound

Since 1967, innovation, quality and reliability have been the pillars of the Russound product tradition. Located in Newmarket, N.H., Russound offers the products and expertise customers need to enjoy multiroom audio and video systems in the home. The company pairs powerful systems using the latest technologies with intuitive controls to give customers high-performance, easy-to-use solutions. For more information, visit the company’s Web site at

About RNET

Designed from the ground up by Russound Engineers, RNET technology delivers Sound Intelligence to multiroom audio. RNET provides intelligent audio features; metadata delivered to keypads, pre-programmed components and fully tested products. The result is unsurpassed performance, faster installation and exceptional end-user satisfaction. From controllers, keypads and touchscreens to source equipment, RNET offers everything you need.

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