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Triad Speakers’ Sales and Marketing Director Paul Scarpelli Set to Retire

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Triad Speakers' Sales and Marketing Director Paul Scarpelli Set to Retire February 2011

Portland, OR - December 13, 2010 - Larry Pexton, Founder and President of custom loudspeaker manufacturer Triad Speakers Inc., today announced the February 2011 retirement of Sales and Marketing Director Paul Scarpelli.

Having joined Triad in 1996, Scarpelli is credited by Pexton as being a driving force behind the brand's growth to a leading architectural brand in the custom channel. Scarpelli will continue as the face of Triad on the Internet, with contributions to AVSForum.com and other A/V sites, as well as consulting to Triad.

Scarpelli's duties will be divided among three accomplished Triad employees. Current Director of International Sales and Business Development Mike Budd continues in that role. Existing National Sales Manager Bruce Franklin moves into the role of Director of North American Sales, and Marketing Manager Paul Teixeira becomes Director of Marketing. All three will report directly to Pexton.

Of Scarpelli's contributions to Triad, Pexton says, When Paul started with the company most dealers where cherry-picking; we weren't selling many systems. Early on he pushed for changes so that our product line would be intuitive; he took the company in the direction of offering complete systems and influenced dealers to purchase them. Paul has developed a great network of independent sales reps, and motivated them with consistent and often humorous input.

Pexton furthered, Paul simplified Triad's core message to succinctly convey our unique strengths: build-to-order in America; consistent performance from premium components; custom colors / sizes and great customer service. Paul and his team used this clear messaging to help make the company successful. Perhaps his greatest value to Triad is the team he has built, whose strength will allow Paul to cut back his activities without impacting Triad's day-to-day activities. I am very pleased Paul will still be representing us on the enthusiast boards, and will be available for his critical insight into strategic issues. He has also been a great personal friend and that will continue.

Scarpelli says, I thank Triad and Larry Pexton for having confidence in me all these years, and for giving me this great opportunity. Triad is a special company that can hold its head up high - conceiving and manufacturing amazing products in the United States.

Scarpelli furthered, I will miss the camaraderie with my friends at Triad, but I look forward to stepping back a bit and enjoying life. I plan on seeing more of my family despite their protestations, finishing writing a book, spending more time on my bicycles, playing drums, perfecting my anti-gravity machine, and working on the cloak of invisibility.

--- AVSForum adds ---

We wish Paul well in retirement and glad he will still be with us as well respected member of AVSForum.com. We also wish him well with the cloak and the anti-gravity machine. Keep safe Paul and congrats!
LL
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Wish you the best Paul. You're a class act.
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I wish All The Best for you and enjoy your time off.
Tell me they didn't give you a retirement watch .

Dave
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All the best Paul! You are very very helpful on AVS and I always enjoy reading the Triad thread primarily because of your input, knowledge and experience shared candidly with all posters.

Haroon Malik.
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I wish All The Best for you and enjoy your time off.
Tell me they didn't give you a retirement watch .

Dave

If they gave me a watch, it would be a Timex Expedition...
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All the best Paul! You are very very helpful on AVS and I always enjoy reading the Triad thread primarily because of your input, knowledge and experience shared candidly with all posters.

Haroon Malik.

Thank you, my friend.
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Wish you the best Paul. You're a class act.

Indeed. Wish you the best.
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Say it isn't so! Glad to hear you will still be active on the boards. Wishing you a very enjoyable and relaxing retirement Paul.
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I do wish you the best and hope it means you will have more time for us here on AVS and at CES.
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Paul, Congrats on Retirement. Your contribution to AVS has set the standard for how professionals in the audio business should help others on open forums.


Thanks for educating me on many things over the past 4+ years.
Doug
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Thanks for the kind comments. Kal, I may see you at CES. I'll be there Thursday and Friday. And Doug, we share a mutual dislike for weak-sauce 86 dB speakers. Both of you are beacons of pragmatism.
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All the best Paul! You are very very helpful on AVS and I always enjoy reading the Triad thread primarily because of your input, knowledge and experience shared candidly with all posters.
Thanks!
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All the best Paul! You are very very helpful on AVS and I always enjoy reading the Triad thread primarily because of your input, knowledge and experience shared candidly with all posters.
Thanks!
Thank you! I just returned from CES, and I'll bet 100 people asked me what the hell I was doing there. I retire (partially) in three weeks...not that I'm counting...
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