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AudioControl has announced the addition of Chris Bennett to their team as National Sales Manager, Mobile Audio. Chris joins AudioControl to lead the company’s North American mobile audio sales team and help manage the company’s growing line of signal processors, mobile audio products and power amplifiers. He will also be responsible for continuing to build the AudioControl’s brand while being a champion for the needs of our dealers and customers.

“Chris brings to AudioControl a tremendous amount of background in the mobile audio industry, including experience with respected companies like Metra and DLS Audio,” commented Chris Kane, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “In addition to his manufacturing experience, Chris was a respected mobile electronics retailer in Southern California market which will make him a valuable asset to our dealers and sales representatives. It is an exciting time at AudioControl as we have just started shipping our new line of subwoofer amplifiers based on The Epicenter® technology and feedback from dealers on the performance of our new range of amplifiers has been amazing. Our OEM integration business continues to grow strongly, alongside our after-market solutions with unique solution products like the DQ-61, LC7i and LC2i processors”

Chris joined AudioControl at the end of April and has already attended several industry events, including the PNWCEE and the Sante Fe Distribution show while interacting on a daily basis with our dealer network. He is based out of the AudioControl’s main offices and primary manufacturing facility located in Seattle in the Pacific Northwest.

“To be part of the AudioControl team is incredible! We are already making a huge impact with The Epicenter Amplifiers and our brand new web site,” exclaimed Chris Bennett. “ We will continue to invest time, energy and money into new products that will shake up the industry and insure AudioControl continues its tradition of "Making Good Sound Great". I'd like to thank all the industry professionals that have welcomed me into my new role and look forward to working with each of you in the upcoming months.”


DOW Electronics announcedthat Donald Jarski has joined the company to support and grow the 12Volt Audio and Video segment. Mr. Jarski joins DOW after many years of working in various roles in the 12volt industry.


Mr. Jarski will take on the role of 12 Volt System Engineer, supporting 12volt retailers across the south with expert product and installation knowledge. Mr. Jarski is familiar with all levels of the 12volt industry having started as an installer early in his career and working his way up to running his own retailer shop beginning in 1997.


“I’m very excited to continue my career in the 12volt industry and to be with a well-known and respected distributor such as DOW Electronics,” stated Mr. Jarski. “I look forward to sharing my passion for car audio with a new set of retailers.”

“Don brings a fresh perspective having owned a retail shop until recently.” added strategic sales manager Mike Barcia. “His knowledge and skills will be an asset to retailers that have questions or need assistance. Don is another strong member of our award winning 12volt team.”

Epsilon Electronics Inc., better known as the umbrella company which manages audio/visual brands such as Soundstream; Precision Power; Power Acoustik; Farenheit, and SPL has added a new team member to its family. Paul Goldberg comes to the company with a vast amount of experience in the Sales and Marketing sector. As the VP of Sales and Marketing, Paul is adept at securing customer loyalty, improving team performance, and forging strong relationships with external business partners.

With 20 plus years of experience and expertise leading channel sales, direct sales, and marketing operations for both enterprise and consumer product companies, Paul Goldberg is an accomplished and highly respected senior level sales management leader. Paul’s expertise lies in areas of business development, strategic planning, sales, marketing, and operations.

Paul welcomes the challenge set forth and is “Looking forward to working with Epsilon Electronics. I welcome the challenge of working with a company that has a great reputation and products.” Under Paul’s direction he will refocus the channel strategy to move the company forward and grow further the business. Epsilon Electronics Inc. is excited to have Paul Goldberg on board and looks forward to increasing its revenue in the next coming years.

Petra Industries, a leading wholesale distributor of consumer electronics, custom installation products, wireless accessories, mobile audio/video accessories and appliance connection supplies,has announced the appointment of Robert Wikes as Regional E-Commerce Sales Manager.

As the e-commerce regional sales manager for the Florida and SE U.S., Wikes will be responsible for identifying and maximizing growth opportunities with e-commerce customers. Charged with building relationships and partnering with customers he will develop programs to achieve sales goals while addressing current and future customer needs.

“Bob has a tremendous amount of sales and marketing experience and his merchandising background will make him a terrific asset to our customers,” said John Grothe, Vice-President of E-Commerce at Petra Industries. “His expertise in ecommerce, combined with his 30+ years in consumer electronic distribution, retail and merchandising will make him a great addition to the Petra team and we are very fortunate to have him on board.”


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