Sylmar, CA (December 18, 2009)--Xantech Corporation has added Tom Harvey to its senior management team in the position of director of sales. Harvey comes to Xantech with over 25 years' experience in the consumer electronics industry--over 15 years at the executive level--which includes roles in sales, marketing and executive management.
In his new position, Harvey will focus on driving sales for Xantech and its dealer network by working closely with Xantech dealers, distributors and sales representatives. He will also be developing new and creative sales programs that will allow all dealers and distributors to grow and achieve even more profitability in these challenging times. These efforts will help ensure the long-term growth of Xantech and its valued business partners.
Harvey served as senior VP of sales and marketing for the consumer electronics startup, Norcent Technologies, from 2005 until late 2007. During that time, he helped recruit and train the sales and marketing staff, along with developing key product and distribution plans for the company. During this time, he also served on the Exhibitor Advisory Board for the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
Most recently, Harvey was a partner in a retained executive search firm focusing on "C" level and Board of Director positions. From 1997-2004, Harvey was associated with Faroudja Laboratories, a high-end video processing company in Silicon Valley. Starting as VP of sales and marketing, Harvey quickly assumed additional responsibility as general manager, which included engineering and manufacturing functions.
Commented Xantech president Graham Hallett, "Tom's extensive experience in audio and video sales management perfectly aligns with Xantech's business strategy as we expand beyond our core control business. We look forward to learning from Tom, and are confident that his skills and experience will make a significant contribution to our growth."