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Teamwork and Optimism Drive KICKER® Success Amid Pandemic

STILLWATER, USA – Stillwater Designs, the manufacturers of KICKER audio gear, is renowned for more than the innovative products it provides to the world’s audio lovers. It is also known for the extraordinary care the company takes in empowering its employees, which was shown recently as the company was named “favorite manufacturer” by its city news media.

Inside global headquarters, logistical challenges were quickly overcome by organizing “work from home” access for entire departments, including Administration, Sales and Marketing, Research and Development, Customer Service and Technical Support. Those working inside KICKER HQ were provided masks and gloves. Social distancing protocols were quickly called into action and continue to be employed. Deep cleanings still occur nightly.

To keep spirits up, marketing director Kevin Campbell shares a daily newsletter, highlighting current news and events around the industry, great places to visit and even some of his favorite cars. The company sponsors a weekly luncheon for employees currently working inside HQ, with catering from local establishments. Even KICKER sales representatives like Tom Ebeling of Tree and Associates (Chicago) have shown appreciation by providing ice cream to employees during recent lunches.

“I’m amazed at how our people have stepped up to the challenges brought on by a magnitude of increased business during a very stressful time – with many even working from home,” said Steve Irby, SD founder and president. “Our weekly lunches are a gesture of our appreciation for all they’re doing. And in addition to being a blessing to our employees, the lunches have provided much needed support for our local restaurants that are struggling during this time.”

KICKER Performance Audio products, a division of Stillwater Designs and Audio, Inc.®, are available for the mobile and home audio aftermarket at authorized retailers worldwide, and also as Original Equipment for boat and automobile manufacturers. Consumers seeking more information on KICKER or Livin’ Loud® may call the Consumer Information Line at 1-800-256-5425 or visit the brand website at Consumers can follow KICKER socially at,,, or, and use the hashtags #kickeraudio and #livinloud.

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