Rob Standley to lead new Klipsch speaker division
WORLD: Speaker and headphone manufacturer, Klipsch, has promoted Rob Standley to lead its new speaker division. Assuming the position of vice president and general manager of professional and component audio solutions, Mr Standley will focus on channel management strategy, sales, product development and marketing of the new unit.
‘Rob brings over 24 years of consumer electronics sales and management experience to our senior leadership team,’ stated Paul Jacobs, president and CEO of Klipsch Group. ‘His in-depth knowledge of both the challenges and opportunities facing our company and industry will serve the markets well as he leads our strategic solution efforts across all platform.’
Mr Standley joined the manufacturer in 2012 and led the sales, product development and marketing initiatives for its cinema and commercial speaker business on a global basis.
‘Our industry has seen significant transformative changes in source components and the way our entertainment content is delivered,’ offered Mr Standley. ‘What hasn’t changed is the impact quality loudspeakers have on the overall entertainment experience. I am excited to lead this new division in the pursuit of Klipsch speaker solutions that deliver the power, detail and emotion of the live music experience, regardless of the venue.’
Additionally, the company has announced a new chief operating officer in Oscar Bernardo, who previously served as president of global operations having worked for Klipsch for nine years.
‘Oscar has over 30 years of industry experience leading operations and sales,’ commented Mr Jacobs. ‘He’s a dedicated, respected, trusted leader that has contributed significantly to the success of our company. I am proud to have him by my side leading Klipsch Group to our bright future.’
‘I am excited to lead a world-class, premium company during this challenging, transformative time in the industry and carry out the strategic vision of being a forward-thinking, tech-driven audio company that will continue to stand the test of time,’ said Mr Bernardo.