The 2013 Young Turks of CE, Part 1
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.
Ron Callis Jr,
Co-Owner and CEO, One Firefly LLC
One Firefly LLC is the parent company of the Firefly branded companies, including Firefly Programming. Prior to forming One Firefly LLC, Ron established the design, engineering and consulting firm, Firefly Design Group, in 2007. He is certified by CEDIA to teach its ROI (Registered Industry Outreach) curriculum to the building industry, and is a CCI Instructor (CEDIA Certified Instructor). He also serves as the Chair of CEDIA's Business College Content Action Team within the trade organization's University.
Director of Public Relations, Marketing Matters
Scott successfully blends PR, marketing, Web/interactive and social media tools in a way that drives clients' sales growth. He serves as a liaison with national and local media, including television, radio, print and online outlets. He works closely with clients on SEO analysis and social media development. He has served as the co-host of the monthly AVNation podcast, AVSocial, designed to educate those in the custom and consumer electronics industry on best practices and the latest trends in social media and marketing.
Henry founded Livewire in 2001 after identifying a need for simple home technology in Central Virginia. Under Clifford's leadership, Livewire has acquired three competitors in 2011, added 5,000 square feet of warehouse space and is now the largest ESC in Central Virginia with 2013 plans for a second location in Charlottesville. Each member of the Livewire team has been handpicked, and their combined talents fuel the company's explosive growth.
Bian founded HiFiMAN in 2006 in the quest to combine the best of high performance audio with the convenience of portable devices. Today HiFiMAN has grown to become a leading designer/manufacturer specializing in high quality portable audio products, such as headphones, headphone amplifiers and portable music players. A 2012 EXC!TE award winner for its groundbreaking HE-400, HiFiMAN products are critically acclaimed and considered among the best in each of their categories.
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