Manufacturers Talk ISE 2013February 15, 2013 By Maureen Jenson
This year’s ISE was a huge success and we are bringing you even more images and comments from some of the key manufacturers that attended.
See photo highlights from the show here.
John Benz of CORE Brands, “We at CORE Brands have watched this showg row year after year and it just keeps getting bigger and stronger. We’ve enjoyed full training classes and meeting new dealers. It’s exciting to meet so many global partners and as a combined CORE Brands organization we are better poised to innovate in both product and business; we plan to bring the best in class for our global partners and their customers.”
Added CORE Brands Bill Pollock, “We've brought together the industry's best talent we can draw from Silicon Valley and other tech areas. The key to building a great organizational strategy in place is executing hard.
Mitchell Klein, URC. “Our goal at ISE is to scan 500 people that come through our booth. We have multiple goals and are concentrating on both residential and commercial. We have very strong commercial solutions and have so much more than just remotes. We offer full integration and automation and full distributed audio that offers lots of flexibility. We can even stream a turntable if our customers want to go that little bit further and get even better sound quality.”
Chris Kane of AudioControl, “We started coming to ISE about 6 years ago to establish more distributor relationships. Starting last year, we really noticed that the distributors were bringing their dealers. We are meeting more global dealers who are really keen to find out about solutions. Of course we scan everyone that comes through our booth and break down the leads to how many are new, how many are existing customers, and so on.
"We used to see just principals of the company's at ISE and now they are bringing their sales teams and designers. We share distributors with Triad and Stealth and they are on the show floor at ISE beside us so that makes it very efficient; one stop shopping if you will.” Added Audio-Control's Alex Camara, “We've making major traction in the market and the Rialto has been the star of the show for us.”