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For Immediate Release
September 14, 2006
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Denver, CO - September 14, 2006 - Larry Pexton, President of Triad Speakers Inc., announces that effective September 1, 2006, Mike Budd has been promoted to National Sales Manager, reporting to Director of Sales and Marketing, Paul Scarpelli.

Budd’s new responsibilities include managing Triad’s inside sales staff, two regional managers (David Bailey and Bruce Franklin), and all domestic and international independent sales representatives.

Budd has been with Triad for over 13 years, having started with the company in 1992 as Shipping Manager and growing into the role of Sales Coordinator, thus becoming a member of the Management Team. Most recently, for the past 2 years, Budd has been Triad’s Western Regional Sales Manager.

Triad Speakers, Inc. President Larry Pexton says, “It gives me great personal satisfaction to congratulate Mike Budd on his elevation to National Sales Manager of Triad Speakers. Mike has grown steadily throughout his 13-year career with Triad, consistently and passionately advocating our dealer’s needs. He understands that we only succeed when our dealers succeed. I look forward to enjoying Mike’s company at Triad for many years to come.”

Budd’s promotion necessitated several other sales management changes within Triad: Midwest Regional David Bailey’s role is now expanded to Western Regional, where he assumes Budd’s previous territories as well as some others that he previously managed, and Eastern Regional Bruce Franklin assumes a large portion of the Midwest region.

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About Triad Speakers, Inc.
Established in 1982 by President Larry Pexton (a founding member of CEDIA), Triad is a steadily growing provider of complete loudspeaker solutions for multi-room residential and home theater system applications. A top choice by more than 450 CEDIA custom integrators nationwide, the company has made significant advancements in the arena of front-channel speakers, surrounds, subwoofers, distributed audio speakers via enclosed in-wall and in-ceiling and freestanding designs. Nearly all of Triad’s products are designed and manufactured in the company’s 33,000 square foot facility in Portland, Oregon, and use the finest materials, including premium MDF, drivers from the finest vendors in Northern Europe, high grade crossover components, and the best veneer and paint finishes and grills.


About Triad Speakers, Inc. (continued)
In the 2006 Inside Track Annual Supplier Loyalty Test, Triad tied for Best Custom Installation Company and received the Inside Track Partnership Oscar award, signifying Best Overall in the group. In its group of 16 custom installation companies, Triad finished in the top-tier of nearly every category, ranking #1 in product reliability, obtainable profit margins, technical support, ease-of-doing-business and distribution policies; #2 in product performance, innovative products, appropriate product assortment, price protection and quality of sales reps; #3 in resolution of service issues; #4 in ease-of-installation/use and specialist business programs; #5 in just-in-time-delivery and #7 in brand name recognition.

Contact info: Triad Speakers, Inc., 15835 NE Cameron Blvd., Portland, Oregon 97230; Main Phone: 503.256.2600; Fax: 503.256.5966; Internet:


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