15 Minutes With:: Dean Miller, CEO Lenbrook America
Technology Integrator: You’ve been with Lenbrook America now for two years. What changes have transpired, and how are things going?
Dean Miller: We’ve had a number of very significant changes take place in many areas. Some of the more important ones include:
Product: Since this is a product-driven/technology-driven business, Lenbrook has been investing heavily in this area. Over the past two years we have introduced 26 new NAD products that include multi-source, multi-zone streaming products, high-resolution audio and a completely new range of AVR products. The new NAD VISO Series, which will be expanding quite soon, consists of a range of compact (computer audio) streaming music systems and a range of beautifully designed headphones to include in-ear, over-ear, on-ear, NC/amplified and Bluetooth models.
Our PSB Speaker brand has had 10 new product entries that include several C.I. products, small application and computer audio speakers, and our first entry into the high-end headphone space. I might add that our very first headphone product, the PSB M4U 2, just won the Sound+Vision “Product of the Year” award.
On top of all of this, we are on the verge of introducing an entirely new brand called Bluesound. This product platform consists of a range of products that address the emerging wireless multi-room audio category. From Lenbrook’s background and pedigree, steeped in “high-fidelity music,” Bluesound will offer high-performance, high-resolution (24-bit/192) streaming capability over a truly wireless platform that integrates a host of technologies from sister companies NAD and PSB.
Organization: We spent the better part of our first year putting our team in place and shoring up fundamental systems, procedures and controls, all in an effort to create a stronger foundation from which to build upon and grow. We’ve focused our efforts in market and dealer communications and invested in sales education tools and resources.