The 2013 Young Turks of CE, Part 4January 23, 2013
Blazing trails in all facets of our industry's businesses, these rising professionals share the passion, drive and distinction of Young Turks. Enjoy learning more about them all this week, in no particular order.
President, Crimson AV
With a deeply-rooted philosophy that audio/video mounting solutions can be simplified using proper engineering and application of technology, coupled with an economist's vision for lean manufacturing and tightly controlled financial processes, Vlad has been instrumental in establishing Crimson's footprint in the US and is leading efforts to steer the Company into becoming one of the category's leading manufacturers of value-added mounting solutions for Residential and Commercial environments.
International Sales Manager, CAT - California Audio Technology
Joining only 2 ½ years ago Alistair is instrumental in developing new dealers both domestically and internationally. He has spearheaded CAT's move into the Mega and Super Yacht industries by educating Dealers, Yards, Naval Architects and Clients about the myriad of benefits associated with building bespoke audio systems out of exotic materials. This has lead to many new projects and products pushing CAT into ever more custom solutions. His communication with industry partners around the world helps shape the future of ultra high performance custom audio solutions.
Frank K. Sterns
President and Chief Operating Officer, NuLEDs, Inc.
Frank's experience and expertise span marketing, sales, and product development. The parallels between the audio and solid state lighting industries are astounding, and Frank is actively working to bring lighting into the AV space. He brings to NuLEDs an extensive knowledge of low voltage power and control systems, as well as distribution, and manufacturing expertise, gained through his career in the audio industry. Most recently Frank was President of Niles Audio. He began working for Niles in 1992, where he was actively involved in product development.
President and CEO, iRule, LLC
Itai looked to go beyond the existing PC-based control system and began researching new platforms. After discussing the idea of leveraging the touchscreen smartphone platform, iRule was founded. iRule began in his basement and Itai led it from conception to the present. The company started sales in February 2010 and by mid-2011, closed the first round of financing led by Compuware Ventures. iRule now has 10 employees and sells products to consumers and professional integrators in more than 50 countries.