By Julie Jacobson · August 27, 2012 • The former AVC Group at Nortek, with Elan, Niles and Xantech, is now called Core Brands. Pollock, Starkey, Keller, Marshall assume management of all brands.
By Julie Jacobson · June 30, 2012 • Industry veteran Mike Detmer is leaving Niles after 13 years, most recently as president, following a slew of big shakeups at SpeakerCraft, AVC Group and parent company Nortek.
By Julie Jacobson · May 22, 2012 • Colorful president of SpeakerCraft "resigns" amid changes at parent company Nortek Inc.; Proficient president Keith Marshall named interim chief.
By Julie Jacobson · March 1, 2012 • Sean Burke will lead Nortek’s A/V and home automation brands including SpeakerCraft, Niles, Elan, Panamax, Gefen, Linear and Xantech.
By Julie Jacobson · January 27, 2012 • Under Grant Rummell's leadership, Nortek and its Linear subsidiaries acquired an impressive stable of custom- and consumer-electronics brands.
By CE Pro Editors · September 20, 2011 • Kenneth Johnsen, a 12-year Niles veteran, will develop and implement worldwide sales training programs and teams for The AVC Group distributors and dealers outside of North America.
By Petro Shimonishi · September 10, 2011 • Existing users can upgrade their media room with powered subs of their choosing, thanks to new Wireless Subwoofer Kit from Sunfire.
By Jason Knott · September 1, 2011 • Four major manufacturers have consolidated or dumped their reps in the past two months. What's going on?
By Julie Jacobson · August 30, 2011 • Elan lends thermostat, lighting, video and other controls -- as well as iPad/iPhone integration -- to Niles multiroom audio systems.
By Julie Jacobson · August 29, 2011 • Nortek's Audio Video Control group pares down reps from 45 to 15; new batch will rep all AVC lines including Elan, Niles, Xantech, Sunfire and Aton. Brands to maintain separate identities.
By Julie Jacobson · January 14, 2011 • With its impending acquisition of Klipsch, Audiovox could follow the lead of Nortek, Legrand, Duchossois and D&M. We present a history of mergers and acquisitions among these leading home technology firms.
By CE Pro Editors · December 28, 2010 • Hardiman to lead long-term technology and product development programs for Elan, Niles, Xantech , Sunfire, and Aton brands.
By Julie Jacobson · November 23, 2010 • Under the Linear AVC banner, Niles rationalizes SKUs, creates a streaming media bundle, shares technology with Elan Home Systems and Xantech.
By Julie Jacobson · August 12, 2010 • In its most dramatic consolidation effort ever, Nortek's new Linear Audio Video Control group is consolidating Niles, Xantech and Elan under one roof in Carlsbad, Calif.
By Julie Jacobson · April 29, 2010 • Former Harman Pro president Mark Terry expects to realign products and channels in the new Xantech/Niles/Elan group, but keep the brands.