Pictured (l-r): Vipul Doshi, Graham Hallett,
Paul Starkey, Richard Schnell, Mike Detmer,
Bob Farinelli, and Mark Terry.
Carlsbad, CA (July 26, 2010)–Moving to strengthen its senior management team, the AVC Group (formerly the Linear Audio Video Control Group) has made appointments aiming to position the company for long-term worldwide sales growth.
According to AVC Group president, Mark Terry, Bob Farinelli, president of ELAN Home systems, has now become chief technology officer of The AVC Group, succeeded by Paul Starkey, who now becomes president of the ELAN brand. At the same time, Mike Detmer has been promoted to president of the Niles brand, filling the vacancy created when Frank Stearns retired. Graham Hallett continues to serve as president of the Xantech brand. Completing the new senior management team are Richard Schnell, who becomes vice president of finance, and Vipul Doshi, who assumes the position of vice president of operations.
“This is the ‘A Team’ that will solidify and extend our position as the industry’s leading supplier of audio, video and control technologies and system solutions,” Terry said. “Each of these individuals brings a wealth of talent, experience and capabilities to their new positions, and I am confident that they will work as a team that will chart the future course of both our company as well as the industry we all serve.”
Schnell, a CPA, comes to the AVC Group from Nortek subsidiary SpeakerCraft, where he also served as vice president of finance from 2004, responsible for all administrative activities. Before this, he served as controller at Linear Corporation from 1999 to 2004. Other experience includes senior financial management positions at Dane-Elec Corporation, SmartFlex Systems, Fujitsu International Computers Limited, Quintec Interconnect Systems and ITT Corporation. In his 30 years of experience, Schnell has managed global operations for a number of leading multinational companies and has extensive direct experience working in Mexico, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Singapore, the Philippines, Taiwan, Hong Kong and China.
Doshi comes to the AVC Group from Niles Audio Corporation, where he held the position of vice president of operations. He has also served as senior manager of strategic partner management at Vizio, director of engineering (program management and manufacturing) at the Kinpo Group/Calcomp Electronics, and senior program manager at Hewlett Packard Company.
The AVC Group