Poway, CA (August 15, 2006)–HM Electronics Inc. (HME) turns 35 this month, marking three-and-a-half decades of providing wireless audio systems to the quick service restaurant and professional audio markets.
Founder and Chairman Harrison Miyahira attributes his company’s longevity to a handful of things: “It’s the dedication of our employees, family oriented culture, innovative products, and an uncompromising commitment to quality and service.”
Miyahira opened the doors of HME in 1971, unveiling its first product, a wireless microphone system for the entertainment and audio industry. In 1984, HME released reportedly the first wireless drive-thru audio system for quick service restaurants. Today, HME’s quick service customers include McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s, Taco Bell, KFC, In-N-Out, and Jack-in-the-Box. Its professional audio customers include all of the major television network studios, and many theatrical venues across the United States. HME provides products to over 80 countries and has installed more than 50,000 systems worldwide.
In 2006, HME was named one of San Diego’s Best Places to Work by the San Diego Business Journal. “Our people and our products make HME the success it is today,” noted CEO Chuck Miyahira. “The company’s success lies in meeting the evolving needs of customers and the competitive spirit that drives everyone at HME to be the best.”