THIEL Audio Announces New CEO

Tom Malatesta Appointed Chief Executive Officer

Mar 07, 2016, 15:03 ET from THIEL Audio Products, Inc.

NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- THIEL Audio Products, Inc., today announced J. Thomas Malatesta has been named Chief Executive Officer, effective January 15, 2016, said David B. Griffin, Chairman of THIEL's Board of Directors. "I am excited to have Tom heading up our talented senior leadership team. His ability to drive technology trends to market and his vision of adapting products to the way people use music, reaches out to the next generation of THIEL consumers."

A self-described visionary, strategist and all around out-of-the box thinker, Tom Malatesta is a former Procter & Gamble executive and serial entrepreneur. Malatesta headed his own strategic marketing and sales support firm where he interfaced with European and Asian manufacturers to bring products to market in the U.S. 

Malatesta brings to THIEL Audio Products Company thirty plus years of problem solving experience complimented by solid business acumen and the appropriate skill sets to significantly improve the operations of the company—from new product development to manufacturing and distribution. He is a multifaceted, senior marketing, operations and business development professional who has effectively managed all areas of business strategy, corporate development and business operations.

Founded in 1977, THIEL's customers from around the world have lauded THIEL's loudspeaker designs as some of the best ever conceived. Malatesta is scouting out current and future products in audio technology "because the next generation of speakers is already here." To do that, he is tracking consumer electronics, information technology and "Internet of Things" trends and developments. Malatesta is looking to build on THIEL Audio's core strengths in high end audio and to build premium loudspeakers – speakers that reproduce sound in an emotional and sensory connection between listeners and the artists they appreciate.  He and his team will build the company through partnerships, by entering niche markets and hitting new demographics.

For more than three decades, THIEL Audio has performed high-level research on every aspect of loudspeaker creation and now the company will build on Jim Thiel's legacy by constantly striving to make new discoveries that will enable THIEL to produce better speakers to connect with music lovers of this decade and beyond.

"THIEL customers are inspired by the talents and passions of musicians around the globe and our team is energized to bring the finest audio products to a broad range of music enthusiasts. We want THIEL customers to experience ultimate performance products that are also in sync with their lifestyle," said Malatesta.

Malatesta is also energized about THIEL's new division, AURORA, an ultra HD streaming studio being built in downtown Nashville. AURORA by THIEL is part of the heart of Music City. AURORA is a 3,500 square foot elite private venue for musicians, record label executives and industry influencers. It is the only ultra-high definition live streaming production studio in Nashville and it is specifically designed for artists.

"AURORA is one of the finest venues for use as a professional television and concert studio. There are only a handful of ultra HD streaming studios in the nation and this is the only one here in Nashville," said Rebecca Abrahams, Executive Producer at AURORA.

THIEL Audio is a loudspeaker manufacturer providing components for the highest quality music and cinema sound reproduction in the home. For years, THIEL has woven a nearly magical synergy between engineering brilliance and an unfailing passion to create the most lifelike reproduction of recorded music.

SOURCE THIEL Audio Products, Inc.