By Jason Knott · October 7, 2014 • Saying 'we are in a very good place right now,' outgoing Core Brands president Bill Pollock and incoming chief Joe Roberts discuss the Internet of Things, their rep network, new control platform and which of their brands are ripe to gain consumer-level awareness.
By CE Pro Editors · October 6, 2014 • Nortek (Nasdaq: NTK) posts unusual mid-year guidance report after figures were leaked; shows first-ever breakout of Core Brands (AV sector) and the new TECH sector featuring Linear security and home automation.
By Jason Knott · October 3, 2014 • Core Brands, the anchor of Nortek's new AV group, announces president Bill Pollock will step down on Dec. 31, with VP Joe Roberts assuming the leadership role. Dave Keller also will be leaving.
By CE Pro Editors · August 16, 2014 • Nortek's Core Brands reorganizes direct sales and technical team for SoCal focusing on SpeakerCraft, Niles, Sunfire and Aton. Two SpeakerCraft veterans return.
By Julie Jacobson · August 5, 2014 • Nortek (NTK) spins Core Brands into separate segment for the first time, showing deep losses for the custom home automation and audio/video group. Elan promises new mainstream smart home solution at CEDIA 2014. Sean Burke is out.
By CE Pro Editors · August 4, 2014 • Ingram Micro, Omnimount veteran to build channel sales for Niles, Panamax, Xantech.
By Rachel Cericola · June 25, 2014 • The new whole-house audio controller is powered by Niles' Auriel software, includes user-friendly controls, apps for mobile devices and wizard-based programming.
By CE Pro Editors · May 30, 2014 • Core Brands to visit some 50 cities to demonstrate new products from Elan, Niles, Furman, SpeakerCraft, Panamax, Sunfire, BlueBolt and Xantech.
By CE Pro Editors · May 28, 2014 • Linux-based platform delivers faster installation, greater scalability, broader device compatibility for residential and commercial markets. ELAN gSC2 and gSC10 system controllers to begin delivery in July.
By CE Pro Editors · May 27, 2014 • Nortek's Core Brands promotes James Koenig to director of sales for the custom installation channel, leading such brands as Elan, SpeakerCraft, Niles and Panamax.
By Fred Harding · April 16, 2014 • v600 wireless home speakers deliver quality sound and flexibility.
By CE Pro Editors · March 6, 2014 • Elan, a unit of Nortek's Core Brands, introduces first-ever dedicated lighting control keypad using PulseWorx technology from UPB.
By Julie Jacobson · February 11, 2014 • Mitch Witten, Mark Weisenberg depart Core Brands. New execs join the company.
By CE Pro Editors · February 10, 2014 • Core Brands' Proficient thin-bezel architectural series speakers dubbed the Protege Series are shipping. The line includes 28 in-wall/in-ceiling units and two in-wall subwoofers and one in-ceiling subwoofer.
By CE Pro Editors · December 5, 2013 • John Benz, director of power and accessories for Core Brands, talks about remote power management and the Panamax and Furman brands.