Peterborough, Ontario, Canada (February 3, 2021)—Audio electronics and loudspeaker manufacturer Bryston has been acquired by VP James Tanner in partnership with Colquhoun Audio, a manufacturer of premium audio products based in Canada. With the acquisition, Tanner has become the company’s CEO.
Tanner, who joined the company in 1976, noted that his first priority going forward is to strengthen relationships with the dealer community by adding new services, including an online portal for order processing; web-to-dealer referral service; expanded sales team; customer service hotline to provide real time support to dealers and consumers; expanded and modernized R&D and manufacturing at Bryston; and keeping the company based in Canada. Former CEO Chris Russell is retiring, but will remain active as a consultant with the company founded by his family decades ago.
“There are very few high-performance audio brands that offer the 40-plus year legacy of best-in-class products and award-winning services that Bryston does—and we are committed to providing our worldwide network of dealers with the tools they need to be even more successful,” Tanner said. “I am very excited about the next generation of products, beginning with the new BR-20 preamplifier scheduled to start shipping this month, as well as several stellar designs currently in development.”
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