Klipsch Group, Inc. Promotes International Sales and Marketing Leader

INDIANAPOLIS (June 30, 2016) — Klipsch®, a tech driven audio company, today announces the promotion of Franck Blondel to Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Europe, Middle East and Africa for Klipsch Group Europe, B.V. Blondel, who previously served as Director of Sales for Europe, Middle East and Africa, assumes the role with 24 years of experience in the consumer electronics industry.

Blondel will work to further market penetration in key European, Middle Eastern and African countries by defining the sales and marketing strategies, managing distribution, organizing trade shows and developing channel programs for new product launches. His responsibilities will include managing resources both within Klipsch and through its distribution network, fully accountable for the results in these markets.

“Franck has worked tirelessly at learning the intricacies of the global audio industry, successfully building a consistent business despite a turbulent economic environment. He is relentlessly geared towards moving Klipsch Group forward and we are excited to see where he will help take us in his new position,” said Paul Jacobs, CEO for Klipsch Group.

Having originally worked with the company as a sales and marketing consultant, Blondel officially joined Klipsch Group in 2014 as the Director of Sales for Europe, Middle East and Africa. In this role, he built a consistently delivering business, improving margins and uncovering new opportunities in the face of uncertain economic conditions.

“I am excited by the possibilities that lay ahead for Klipsch Group, as we look to establish both the Klipsch and Jamo names as truly global brands. Working closely with our partners across the world, I have no doubt that Klipsch Group can achieve its lofty goals and establish strong footholds in critical international markets,” said Blondel.

For more information on the company’s history, executives and products, please visit Klipsch.com.


About Klipsch Audio

In 1946 Paul W. Klipsch, inventor, acoustics pioneer and maverick, founded Klipsch Audio with the sole purpose of bringing the power, detail and emotion of the live music experience into his living room. Through the use of highly efficient speaker designs, handcrafted cabinetry and a thirst for real engineering breakthroughs – Klipsch, the great American loudspeaker company, was born in Hope, AR. Today, our diverse range of quality audio products includes speakers and headphones for almost any consumer and professional application – including cinema, whole-house, wireless, home theater and portable offerings. Honoring our founder’s legacy, Klipsch continues to be the legendary high-performance brand of choice for audiophiles and aficionados around the world. We are the Keepers of the Sound®. Klipsch Group, Inc. is VOXX International Company (NASDAQ: VOXX).