Remembering Karl Kawachi

LONG BEACH, CA (10.12.2020) – JVC Mobile Entertainment was greatly saddened to learn of the recent passing of one of their independent sales representatives, Karl Kawachi- Pro Line Hawaii.

Karl Kawachi

Karl- a long-time rep and pioneer of the Hawaiian 12-volt industry was a cultural icon and true music aficionado. He was born and raised in Hawaii and loved music early on, eventually playing bass guitar in his high school band. He was an early supporter of IASCA and DB Drag in the Hawaiian competition scene. He started Pro Line Hawaii in 1989 in Aiea, Hawaii on the island of Oahu. Prior to that Karl worked as a rep for Now Marketing, beginning in 1983. Among the many lines that Karl represented were JVC, Cerwin Vega, Eclipse, Electra Media, and Rockford Fosgate.

Karl valiantly battled cancer since 2017 until his passing on October 5th, 2020. He is survived by his wife Phyllis and daughters Sarah and Kelly.

“A friend to all and with a smile for everyone, Karl was a wonderful man and a true 12-volt pioneer in the islands,” said Ron Trout, JVC Director of Sales.

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