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Mark Terry Joins Linear as New Group President

Linear recently announced the creation of a new audio, video, and control group combining Nile Audio, Xantech, and Elan Home Systems (including the brands Aton, Sunfire, and HomeLogic) into a single business unit based in Carlsbad, Calif.

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Mark Terry

Linear recently announced the creation of a new audio, video, and control group combining Nile Audio, Xantech, and Elan Home Systems (including the brands Aton, Sunfire, and HomeLogic) into a single business unit based in Carlsbad, Calif. It welcomed former Harman Pro Group president Mark Terry as the new group's president, effective immediately.

"The formation of this new group, and the appointment of Mark Terry to lead it, marks the start of an exciting new chapter in the history of each of these iconic brands," said Grant D. Rummell, chairman of Linear, in a statement. "Niles, Xantech, and Elan have all played historic roles in the markets they serve. Now, joined together into one business unit, they will continue to shape the future of their markets. Working together, they will be able to collaborate on the development of new technologies that will result in a new generation of audio, video, and control system solutions that meet the whole house automation, security, lighting, and HVAC needs of our global customer base. And I can think of no one more qualified to lead these great brands into the future than Mark Terry, the former president of the Harman Pro Group."

Mark Terry comes to Linear with a track record of integrating business units without sacrificing brand autonomy, says the company. During his 17-year career at Harman International Industries, Terry served in a number of senior executive positions, beginning as executive vice president of sales at JBL International, continuing as president of JBL Professional, and concluding as president of Harman International's Professional Products Group.

"Each of these great companies has a legacy of innovation and excellence that can be further strengthened by sharing resources, information, and ideas," said Terry in a statement. "Our goal is to create a larger portfolio of clearly defined, integrated, and networked-based product offerings that bring meaningful innovation and value to our whole house automation, lighting, security, and HVAC control customers."



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