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Rodin Promotes O'Mara to CEO

Rodin has promoted Tom O'Mara to chief executive officer.

Rodin, parent company of the Phoenix Gold, AudioSource, and Carver brands in the mobile audio and home audio/video markets, has promoted Tom O'Mara to chief executive officer, effective immediately. O'Mara, Rodin president, will continue in that role along with his new duties as CEO. O'Mara succeeds Jonathan Cooley who will continue serving as Rodin's vice chairman and chief financial officer.

The appointment was a result of the original succession planning process when Phoenix Gold International was acquired by PHX AP Acquisitions in 2006. PHX AP Acquisitions was the current management team's original name before being renamed Rodin last year. Company officials said O'Mara's new duties will include broader responsibility for setting overall strategy and vision, building the company's culture, leading the senior management team, and allocating capital.

"Since taking on the role of president, Tom has been a driving force within our company and has played a huge part in the company's economic revival," said Cooley, in a statement. "His leadership has been instrumental in building strong branding strategies, competitive product lines, streamlining operations, and securing strategic partnerships to insure Rodin is positioned for growth in key categories."

Said O'Mara, "Since August 2007, when Rodin became the company's new official name, ... we have taken the company in new directions. We are now completely focused on our home brands' efforts in the custom installation business, as well as bringing the Phoenix Gold car audio division back to prosperity."

O'Mara originally joined Phoenix Gold International in 2004. Prior to that, O'Mara held several positions in the industry, including managing director at Rockford Corp., vice president of sales and marketing at SimpleDevices, and president of UniView technologies. O'Mara began his career at Pioneer Electronics in 1982.



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