LONG BEACH, CA (10.03.2019) – After years of absence, Nakamichi Car Audio returns to the U.S. market through an exclusive agent. Nakamichi Car Audio is currently offered globally by dealers throughout Europe, Central and South America, and Asia & Oceania. The United States remains the one last major market for the company to supply. Long time 12-volt veteran Robin McNeal has been named as the brands National Sales Manager and is tasked with changing that.
McNeal brings with him a long history of executive sales positions with car audio companies including L.A. Sound, PowerBass, Retro Sound and Clarion.
“The first order of business is to put together a top-notch rep force to set up U.S. distribution,” McNeal noted. “Our goal is to offer the dealer reliable, high quality products and great service without sacrificing margin.”
Nakamichi currently has 7 head units available in the States. “I don’t see a need for 10 single DIN CD receivers,” stated McNeal, “Talking to dealers they prefer a short concise line up.”
The NA3605 is the flag ship multimedia model featuring a 6.8-inch capacitive touch screen with a 1080p wide viewing angle LCD with enhanced smart phone connectivity that supports Apple CarPlay™ and wireless connectivity for Android Auto™ at an MSRP of $469.95.
Nakamichi Car Audio will be on display at the upcoming Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show November 5-8 at the Las Vegas Convention Center booth #11632 (North Hall).
The current Nakamichi Car Audio rep roster includes:
Sound Sales & Marketing-Jerry Zemming
Cardoza and Company-Mark Cardoza
Arrowhead Marketing-Doug Hoaglund
Alan Wojtas Associates-Alan Wojtas
Mielenz Sales-Bill Mielenz
Audex Marketing-Bill Barron
M.C. Marketing-Michael Colundjia
Encore Mid Atlantic-Russ DePillis
New York/No New Jersey-17
Gemini Advantage Marketing-Bruce Orr
Impact Sales & Marketing-Ira Gold
More rep announcements coming soon.