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DEI Holdings and Sound United Appoint Pete Harper as New Chief Financial Officer


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VISTA, Calif., April 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Sound United, parent company to leading audio brands Denon, Marantz, Polk Audio, HEOS, Definitive Technology, Polk BOOM, and Boston Acoustics, today announced the appointment of Pete Harper as chief financial officer. In addition, Harper will be instated as CFO for DEI Holdings, Inc., parent to Sound United and other well-known brands in consumer electronics, like Viper and Autostart. In his role as CFO, Harper will help drive Sound United's continued growth and expansion as a leader in the custom installation, high-end audio, and consumer audio markets. Effective immediately, Harper is a member of the leadership team, reporting to Kevin Duffy, CEO and president of Sound United and CEO of DEI Holdings.

Prior to joining DEI, Harper served as president and CFO of Twin-Star International, a leader in the multi-functional home furnishings market, focusing on AV stands with electric fireplaces, wine coolers and speakers. With more than 20 years senior financial management experience, Harper has played many leading roles, including positions as CFO at Scottsdale Insurance, Suntron and Iomega. He also spent 15 years at General Electric in various financial positions. Originally from Northern California, Harper holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from San Jose State University.

"Sound United had a fantastic year in 2016 and our recent acquisition of the D+M Group has positioned us for success on a global scale. Pete joining the Sound United team couldn't be better timed and we're very pleased to welcome him," said Kevin Duffy, CEO and president of Sound United.  "Pete's leadership experience in a variety of industries will prove to be an invaluable asset as Sound United continues to expand its influence in the consumer-audio market around the world."

"To join a group like Sound United during such an important period of its evolution is very exciting for me both professionally and personally. The audio industry is undergoing an epoch of change and expansion, and I'm honored to be working with such a seasoned team as we continue to carve out Sound United's footprint as a global leader in the space," said Pete Harper, CFO of Sound United.

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About Sound United
Sound United is a division of DEI Holdings with an award-winning portfolio of audio brands that deliver industry-leading home theater and personal audio listening experiences for a wide-range of consumers. Each brand provides an expansive array of audio products that includes high-end and custom installation audio, to mid-tier markets that cover loudspeakers, sound bars, AV receivers, wireless multi-room music systems, Bluetooth® speakers, amplifiers, turntables and headphones.

Dedicated to artfully reproducing audio for listeners and enthusiasts around the world, Sound United is comprised of Denon®, Marantz®, Polk Audio, Definitive Technology, Polk BOOM, HEOS® by Denon, and Boston Acoustics®. And each brand offers a unique approach to bringing home theater and music to life. Whether it's through the legendary heritage of Denon, the classic sound of Polk Audio, the premium performance of Definitive Technology, the highly-sought-after amplification of Marantz, the action-inspired form factors of Polk BOOM, the wireless home audio solutions of HEOS, or the accessible performance of Boston Acoustics, Sound United is your sound ? so listen.

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About DEI Holdings
DEI Holdings, Inc. is the parent company of some of the most respected brands in the consumer electronics industry. Its Sound United Division is North America's largest designer and marketer of premium audio solutions (sold under the Polk Audio® and Definitive Technology® brand names). Its Directed Division is the largest North American maker of consumer-branded vehicle security and remote start systems (sold under Viper®, Clifford®, Python®, AutoStart® and other brand names). In 2011, DEI Holdings, Inc. was acquired by Charlesbank Capital Partners.


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