Tony Rodrigues.Hollywood, FL (July 2, 2008)--The Stanton Group, the audio equipment company that operates Stanton Magnetics, Cerwin Vega! and KRK Systems, has promoted Tony Rodrigues to vice president of marketing. Prior to this position, he had been responsible for new product development while serving as the vice president of technology and business development with The Stanton Group.
In addition to his current duties, Rodrigues will now also be accountable for providing the same strategic direction to the entire marketing division. His new responsibilities will include directing internal and external communications for all brands while strategically managing branding initiatives. As an executive operator, the brand directors and the product marketing group will report directly to him.
"Based on his experience and performance in his previous role, we are looking forward to seeing Tony apply his wealth of knowledge and strategic leadership to the marketing team," said Stanton Group CEO, Tim Dorwart. "Tony possesses a unique knowledge of all facets of our business which enables him operate on a macro level, ensuring the company stays on target to achieve our market share and revenue goals. We are truly fortunate to have Tony at the helm."
In addition, Dorwart and Mike Quandt have been appointed to Stanton Group's Board of Directors. Rory Brooks, chairman of the Board of Directors remarked, "We are extremely pleased with the recent additions of Mike and Tim to the Board. Their additional contributions will be invaluable as the company continues to go through an exciting growth phase. On behalf of the Board, I welcome Tim and Mike and look forward to working with them in their expanded roles."
Dorwart began his career as a professional musician and followed that up with stints at Bose Corporation and DMX Music in their sales, marketing and distribution divisions and developed selling channels. With more than 25 years of experience, Dorwart has managed the profit-and-loss results for major national/multi-national corporations as well as multimillion-dollar capital, expense and revenue results.
"I'm honored to join a group of individuals who have played a pivotal role in developing three award-winning brands," said Dorwart. "I look forward to contributing to the continued success of KRK Systems, Cerwin Vega! and Stanton DJ."
Quandt was appointed to the position of president and COO in February 2007. He joined the Stanton Group as CFO in 2002 and was responsible for overseeing the Group's administrative and financial operations and also held the title senior vice president of operations. Quandt is a CPA with over 20 years of financial and operational management experience, including vice president of finance at AAR Landing Gear Services and held several senior level financial positions at Phelps Dodge Corporation.
"I am excited by the challenges and opportunities we face," said Quandt. "When you couple these challenges with the opportunity to work with a team of people we have at the Stanton Group, this is a truly unique and rewarding."