Directed Electronics

Distributors Speak Out
August 4, 2014

What are your top five brands and/or product categories, and why are they more accessible to dealers/integrators through distribution?

DEI Launches Sound United Division
April 4, 2013

DEI Holdings said this week that it has launched a new division, Sound United, which will consist of the Polk Audio, Definitive Technology and Boom Movement brands.

AudioQuest Names Hegt Sales Manager
April 2, 2012

AudioQuest said this week that it has named Matthew Hegt its new regional sales manager for the Northeastern United States. Hegt's territory will include all of New England as well as New York and New Jersey.

Introducing The 2012 Young Turks of CE
January 5, 2012

Blazing trails in all faces of our industry's businesses, these rising professionals share the passion, drive and distinction of Young Turk. Enjoy learning more about them here, in no particular order

Minarik Named Chairman, Duffy President, at DEI Holdings
October 27, 2011

DEI Holdings, parent of the Polk Audio, Definitive Technology and Directed Electronics operating divisions, announced that Jim Minarik has been named chairman of its board of directors while retaining his position as CEO, and that Kevin Duffy has been named as DEI Holdings president.

Definitive's Gross To Retire
March 16, 2009

Definitive Technology president and cofounder Sandy Gross has announced his retirement from the loudspeaker company, the company announced Tuesday. Gross' retirement is effective March 31.

DEI Holdings De-lists Stock
January 19, 2009

DEI Holdings, the parent company of Directed Electronics, Definitive Technology, Polk Audio, and Directed Canada, announced Friday that it is voluntarily de-listing its stock from the NASDAQ.

Directed Electronics Announces Name Change
June 23, 2008

Directed Electronics on Monday announced that it has officially changed its parent company name to DEI Holdings, Inc. The California-based company said in a statement that the change was approved by shareholders in order to “more closely align the Company’s corporate structure with its daily operations.” DEI’s brands include Definitive Technology, Polk Audio, and Directed Canada, as well as the mobile electronics/car alarm business which will continued to be called Directed Electronics. James E. Minarik will remain the company’s president and CEO, while Michael S. Simmons has been named president of the Directed Electronics branch. The company also announced the formation of a

January 28, 2008

The CE designer and marketer announced Thursday that it has reduced its total debt by 22 percent, paring $75 million from its deficit in the last fiscal year. That leaves $267 million in debt for the company, which designs speakers, accessories and other products for the Polk Audio and Definitive Technologies brands, among several others. “Our revenue and efficient use of working capital generated the cash flow necessary to pay off a meaningful portion of our long-term debt,” said Jim Minarik, the company’s president and CEO. Directed plans to continue keeping investors up to date on its progress in paying down the