Jamo U.S. Names Vice President of Sales
Klipsch Group Americas, distribution company for the Klipsch and Jamo loudspeaker brands, named Lyle Smith vice president of sales for Jamo U.S.
Smith will oversee distribution, channel and category strategies for the Jamo brand in North and South America.
The current Indianapolis resident spent the first 14 years of his career at specialty retail chain Ultimate Electronics, where he served as a general manager and later moved into a regional management position. At one point, he was responsible for leading a group of 14 Ultimate retail stores, and he opened new markets, including Dallas, Phoenix and Salt Lake City, for the retailer. He was named Ultimate’s manager of the year in 2002.
Smith moved to Best Buy in 2003 as a general manager; most recently, he served as Best Buy’s home theater market manager. He also was responsible for achieving financial objectives for Colorado, Utah, Idaho and Montana, and he opened eight new Magnolia Home Theater stores.
“Lyle comes to Jamo with a very strong track record in the audio industry, with 17 combined years of sales leadership at Ultimate Electronics and Best Buy/Magnolia Home Theater,” said Dave Kelley, president of Klipsch Group Americas. ”I am confident that Lyle will lead Jamo to continued growth and expansion. His knowledge of the audio industry combined with his management skills will be incredible assets to Jamo’s success.”