CARLSBAD, CA—Linear has created a new audio, video, and control group combining Niles Audio, Xantech, and ELAN Home Systems (including the brands Aton, Sunfire, and HomeLogic) into a single business unit based in Carlsbad, CA. Mark Terry has joined Linear as president of the new unit.
“Niles, Xantech, and ELAN have all played historic roles in the markets they serve,” said Grant D. Rummell, chairman of Linear Rummell. “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.”
Terry comes to Linear with a track record of integrating business units without sacrificing brand autonomy. Over a 17-year career at Harman, he served in a number of senior executive positions and concluding as president of Harman’s Professional Products Group, where he increased sales from $355-million to $560-million and created the world’s largest network of independently operating professional audio companies.