McIntosh Group, parent company of audio brands McIntosh, Audio Research and Sonus faber, has announced the appointment of Jeff Poggi to co-Chief Executive Officer and Board member.

Alongside Charlie Randall, Poggi will lead the strategic development of McIntosh Group, in particular the Car Audio segment that is a key growth opportunity for the Group. Poggi will also lead the development of the Lifestyle sector and will directly supervise the Sonus faber, Sumiko and Audio Research brands.

Prior to joining McIntosh Group, Poggi worked at Bose and Harman for 20 years. He is a well-known figure in the Car Audio industry: he led the General Motors account at Bose and subsequently was Vice-President of Sales and Marketing for the Car Audio business unit at Harman. Poggi also brings experience in the high-end audio space as he most recently was Vice-President and General Manager for the Luxury Audio business unit at Harman. Poggi is an Engineer by trade; he received his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and his Master’s degree in Industrial and System Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. He also received his MBA from Duke.

Poggi has been a key figure in the industry and instrumental in the development of the car audio business. He has managed large global teams and is a highly-respected business leader. “Jeff will add a great deal to the roll out of our Car Audio strategy,” said McIntosh Group President & CEO Charlie Randall. “Jeff is a very talented and charismatic business leader, who will enhance and further structure the management team to achieve our common goals,” added Dominik Zwerger, representative of shareholders LBO France. “With Charlie Randall and Jeff Poggi, we have the perfect mix of managerial skills in order to continuously succeed in the Audiophile and Lifestyle sectors, as well as developing key shareholder value in the Car Audio segment,” added Roberto d’Angelo, representative of Yarpa spa.





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