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Xantech Taps Former Sony Exec to Lead Sales

Xantech Corp., which makes whole-house entertainment and automation systems, announced the addition of Tom Harvey as director of sales. Harvey comes to Xantech with over 25 years of experience in the consumer electronics industry.

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Tom Harvey

Xantech Corp., which makes whole-house entertainment and automation systems, announced the addition of Tom Harvey as director of sales. Harvey comes to Xantech with over 25 years of experience in the consumer electronics industry.

In his new position, Harvey will focus on driving sales for Xantech and its dealer network by working closely with Xantech dealers, distributors, and sales representatives, according to company officials.

Harvey served as senior vice president of sales and marketing for the consumer electronics startup Norcent Technologies from 2005 until late 2007. During that time, Harvey helped recruit and train the sales and marketing staff, along with developing key product and distribution plans for the company. He also served on the Exhibitor Advisory Board for the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

Most recently, Harvey was a partner in a retained executive search firm focusing on C-level and board of director positions.

From 1997 to 2004, Harvey was associated with Faroudja Laboratories, a high-end video processing company in Silicon Valley. While at Faroudja, Tom was part of an Emmy Award-winning team, and the company's products won several Innovations Awards at CES. Harvey also expanded the Faroudja market by co-branding products with JVC, Mitsubishi and Sim2, as well as developing the company's first OEM IC business. He also served on the board of directors of Escient Convergence Corp. and was recognized in Wideband and Best magazine as a leader in the home theater industry.

Harvey also spent two decades with Sony Electronics. He served as president of Audio Products, the first billion-dollar division of Sony. In that position, he was twice awarded the Chairman's Award for growth and profitability, as well as a prestigious CLIO Award for a unique advertising campaign. He was also president of the Sony Consumer Sales Company, where he restructured the sales organization for better communication and efficiency.

Harvey graduated from Northern Illinois University with a BS and MS in Education. He currently serves on the board of directors of the NIU Alumni Association, on an advisory board to the department of athletics, and is an annual guest speaker to the College of Business at Northern.



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