AAMP Global Expands Its In-Field Support Team (Team Phantom)

CLAERWATER, FL (06.08.22) – AAMP Global has announced the addition of two car audio veterans to their Team Phantom group. AAMP launched its Phantom program in 2016 to enhance the level of retailer support in the field.

Aaron Davis started in the industry working as an installer with a local high-end stereo shop. During his 5 years there, he was able to solidify his foundation and understanding of car audio and worked his way up to lead technician. This role afforded Aaron his now strong technical background and working knowledge of the ever-changing, multifaceted aspects of car audio. With experience and understanding, Aaron was able to transition to a different role within the industry as a sales representative with Paragon. There he represented brands like AudioControl, Arc Audio, and ORCA Designs to name a few. Aaron’s previous experience with sound quality competitions aided in his ability to train and assist dealers to elevate the car audio experience for his customers. This is where Aaron’s passion for car audio really shined, as he quickly became the “go to guy” for DSP and OEM integration. Aaron has a true passion for the 12-volt industry and enjoys sharing his knowledge to educate and bring awareness to new and more efficient ways of car audio installations and techniques. Aaron is excited for the future of car audio and all the new and exciting things that are yet to come. Aaron will cover the southern California area under his new Phantom role at AAMP. 

Chris Brinkley is a Texas native who currently lives in the San Antonio area. Chris began his career in 2001 as a retail salesperson with a national electronics chain. In 2007, he transitioned to a sales support role for a manufacturer representative firm where he worked his way up to regional sales manager. Chris is known among his retail and distribution customers for providing world-class customer service, all while providing technological knowledge that is invaluable to his customer base. Chris is fluent in DSP tuning, installation diagnostics, and has a proven ability to quickly address and resolve other product challenges. Chris is bilingual and his primary goal is to support his clients and give them effective solutions for challenges that arise, all while providing profitable options that help grow their business. Chris is looking forward to supporting the Southern Texas and Louisiana markets in his new Phantom role. 

“Chris and Aaron’s individual strengths will bring new perspective to the team, as their past efforts and abilities fall in line perfectly with the current Team Phantom program. I am looking forward to their growth and contributions here at AAMP Global,” said Director of Team Phantom, Mike Eckley.

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AAMP Global Announces Strategic Acquisition of AudioControl

CLEARWATER, FL (04.04.22) – AAMP Global, leading designer and manufacturer of vehicle solutions, has acquired AudioControl, known worldwide for high-performance audio solutions engineered for the automotive, residential, and commercial markets. Based in Seattle, WA for over 45 years, AudioControl will continue to provide premium entertainment solutions to automotive aftermarket installers, professional audio/video specialists and home technology integrators.

“As an engineering-based provider of premium entertainment solutions supported by award-winning service, AudioControl is a natural fit as part of the AAMP Global brand,” said President and Chief Executive Officer, Scott Forst. “These core competencies combined with AAMP’s unique vehicle integration capabilities and best-in-class service will help to position us as a leader in the core audio market. Alex and team will be driving this exciting initiative and we couldn’t be more pleased to welcome them to the AAMP family.”

AAMP’s President of North America, Herb Brown, stated, “We believe embedding our vehicle integration platform with AudioControl’s world-class electronics, will be game-changing for the industry.”

AudioControl CEO, Alex Camara, will join the AAMP Global leadership team, heading the organization’s audio growth strategy for the automotive and residential businesses. AudioControl’s award-winning residential, commercial, and home theater products, sold and installed by home theater specialists and professional installers, will benefit from access to AAMP Global technology platforms under the continued guidance of AudioControl’s current management team.

“We are excited to bring our industry-leading audio products across all the channels we serve to the AAMP Global brand,” said Alex Camara, CEO of AudioControl. “We have experienced an unprecedented level of growth over recent years, and by joining with the team at AAMP Global, we will have the resources to maintain that trajectory, quicken our product development roadmap, and expand operations to best serve our customers, and continue making good sound great!”

AQ Technology Partners acted as the exclusive financial advisor to AudioControl in the transaction.

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New GPS Tracking Products from AAMP Global

CLEARWATER, FL (09.01.2021) – M2M in Motion, a brand of AAMP Global and an innovative provider of fleet management solutions, today announced that it has launched two new GPS tracking products – a New 3-in-1 Asset Tracker with three installation options, and a 2 Channel Dash Camera with an optional add-on interior Driver Facing Camera.

3-in-1 Asset Tracker (SATST4950)

The 3-in-1 Asset Tracker was engineered to protect assets by GPS tracking. It was designed to be powered by solar, battery, and/or hardwired to a vehicle or equipment.

With Asset Trackers, you can know where your belongings are at all times. It is easy to check the location of your device in real time using our tracking software, available on your mobile device or your computer.

Optional Add-on Accessories to the 3-in-1 Asset Tracker include a Magnetic Mounting Cradle (ACSTCRD) and an Asset Tracker Charger (ACSTWC).

2 Channel HD Telematics Dashcam (DCSWCP2)

The 2 Channel HD Telematics Dashcam is an advanced high-definition (1080p) dash camera with a wide-angle view (150°). It has LTE video transmission, built-in tracking, and telematics data. Adding a dash camera can be a liability lifesaver. This dash cam will provide impact, motion, and break-in alerts in real-time on the M2M in Motion software platform – available on PC or your mobile device.

The 2 Channel HD Telematics Dashcam has an optional add-on Driver Facing Camera (ACSVA050B) available. This camera has built-in IR for night vision recording.

For additional information, visit our website www.m2minmotion.com or contact your AAMP Sales Rep.

AAMP Global Announces Randall Schwartz as Director of Business Development

CLEARWATER, FL (03.30.2021) – AAMP Global has announced that Randall Schwartz, a 25-year veteran in the car electronics industry, has joined AAMP Global as Director of Business Development. Randall held leadership positions at top Fortune 500 retailer, Best Buy, overseeing domestic and international sales and operations.

Randall was recently responsible for leading and growing the Connected Car category at Best Buy with a multi-channel approach across roughly 1,000 retail locations, its eCommerce channel, and installation services. Randall was also a member of the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) Vehicle Technology Division Board.

At AAMP, Randall will lead mass retail business development efforts, collaborating cross-functionally to bolster market-driven product innovation and revenue opportunities. Senior Vice President of Sales Herb Brown said, “we are thrilled to have Randall join the AAMP family. He possesses a wealth of tribal knowledge of the 12-Volt industry that will help accelerate our go-to-market efforts and product roadmaps. I am proud to have worked with him during his time at Best Buy and very happy to have him join my team.”

“I have worked closely with the team at AAMP Global for many years through my time at Best Buy,” Schwartz said. “As a customer, I have always held the highest respect for the AAMP team and their brands. They consistently deliver high-quality solutions, leveraging proprietary leading-edge technology while maintaining best-in-class service levels. I’m excited to join the team and be an integral part of AAMP’s future.”

-Randall Schwartz

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AAMP Global is the First Manufacturer to Join The Industry School

LONG BEACH, CA (02.05.2021) – The Industry School announced that AAMP Global, headquartered in Clearwater, FL, will be the first major supplier to host its training and education with The Industry School. AAMP will join The Industry School as a Premier Partner and offer training courses for the mobile electronics industry across six branded training rooms.

AAMP will open four training rooms dedicated to its four major brands: PAC, Stinger, Phoenix Gold and EchoMaster. A fifth training room will focus on different technology solutions, while the sixth is reserved for private retail training. In addition, AAMP will host its Zoom training within The Industry School platform.

“Training has been a cornerstone of our existence since AAMP was founded,” said Jeff Smith, director of training and events for AAMP. “Today we conduct training on multiple levels, from trade shows to product videos, from individual retailers to big-box chains. In researching different LMS (Learning Management System) solutions, we found that The Industry School represents the perfect balance of next-generation learning with a framework built specifically for our industry. We are excited to launch this partnership to showcase our new technology and be an integral part of evolving education in our industry.”

The Industry School is the first industrywide e-learning platform dedicated to the mobile electronics industry. Its objective is to be an always-available training destination for retail, sales and installation professionals. In addition, it will serve as a peer-based educational hub in which users can interact and share information.

“We are excited to welcome AAMP as the first partner in our efforts to create a home for training and education in our industry,” said Solomon Daniels, director of operations for The Industry School. “AAMP’s success is due in no small part to its prioritization of training, and we are committed to expanding on that initiative for AAMP and its retail dealers.”

AAMP plans to open its training rooms in time for The Industry School’s opening date of March 1. The Industry School is currently conducting one-on-one and weekly virtual tours for industry manufacturers via Zoom.

To schedule a tour, contact Kerry Moyer at (910) 216-0664 or kerry@theindustryschool.com.

AAMP Global Rebrands and Repositions Itself to Align with Core Technology Strengths

CLEARWATER, FL (12.10.2020) – AAMP Global has unveiled a rebrand and new corporate positioning to better align its visual identity with the future direction and mission of the company.

“AAMP’s core strength has, and will continue to be, our engineering prowess combined with our superior service levels,” said President and Chief Executive Officer, Scott Forst. “We’re excited to sharpen our focus internally on what our customers have grown to rely on us for: high-quality, innovative solutions for all vehicle types. This rebrand is more than just a new logo, it is building on who we are today, and advancing vehicle technology for the future.”

AAMP extends beyond an aftermarket company. It is a technology company with over 30 years of experience producing end-to-end solutions for commercial and passenger vehicles. AAMP’s core capability includes not only front-end solutions, but also the behind-the-scenes engineering prowess to ensure seamless integration into any vehicle. The company’s mission and future investments will focus on this core strength moving forward: internally engineered solutions that fully integrate into vehicle’s electrical systems, thus establishing a greater foothold on what makes AAMP a leader in the industry.

AAMP introduces its new brand and mission with its revamped website which can be found at www.aampglobal.com.

AAMP Global Names Scott Forst as President and CEO

CLEARWATER, FL (010.02.2020) – AAMP Global named Scott Forst as its President and Chief Executive Officer. In addition, previous President and Chief Executive Officer, Jamie Fraser was appointed Executive Chairman of AAMP’s Board.

“I am delighted to announce Scott’s promotion to President and Chief Executive Officer,” said Fraser. “I have worked closely with Scott over the past few years and am confident that he will continue to execute on the growth strategies for the organization as he has leading the Americas Division.”

Scott Forst, President and CEO

Forst has been with the company for over 8 years in various roles. Starting as Senior Vice President of Sales, he spent much of his time gaining an in-depth knowledge of the industry, especially the 12-volt network of dealers that the company supports. After 5 years, Forst was promoted to President of the Americas where he led the division’s growth strategy through acquisition, channel expansion and product development.

As President and CEO, Scott will continue to focus his efforts on the company’s overall growth strategies both organically and through acquisition with an emphasis on technology and fully integrated vehicle-specific solutions.

“I am proud and honored to be placed in the role of President and CEO,” said Forst. “I thank Jamie and the Board for the opportunity and look forward to continuing to execute on our ambitious goals with the support of our valued channel partners globally.”

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AAMP Global Announces “Shop Local” Campaign

CLEARWATER, FL (07.30.2020) – Last week AAMP Global, through its family of brands Stinger, PAC, EchoMaster and Phoenix Gold, launched a new “Shop Local” campaign in support of its 12-volt dealer network across the country. In a time of economic uncertainty, especially for small business owners, AAMP wanted to utilize its collective reach of consumers, to help drive awareness of local 12-volt shops, and drive foot traffic into brick and mortar stores.

Utilizing social media, the campaign educates consumers on the benefits of trusted mobile electronics stores and encourages them that now is a great time to upgrade their existing vehicle with the technology features they’ve always wanted at a local dealer.

Director of Marketing, Lisa Gibbings, said, “We want to do whatever we can to support our dealer network during these unprecedented times. There are a lot of factors positively impacting our industry. As with the last recession, consumers are upgrading vs. buying new, we’re seeing a lot more road trips for vacations, we want to make sure we are doing everything we can for our dealers to benefit from these trends. AAMP was built on its relationships within the 12-volt industry, for 33 years they’ve contributed to our success, and we want to continue to be a strong pillar in theirs.”

The overall campaign will include advertisements for various categories (safety, radio replacement, audio upgrades, etc.), resources such as a local dealer locator, and will also highlight specific dealers each week with store information and photos.

For more information, visit the Facebook pages for Stinger, PAC, EchoMaster and Phoenix Gold.

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AAMP Global Introduces EchoMaster Fleet Solutions

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (03.04.2020) – AAMP Global announces today the launch of their new division, EchoMaster Fleet Solutions, at the NTEA Work Truck Show 2020.

EchoMaster Fleet Solutions is a full-service provider with a passion for engineering efficient solutions for Fleet, Commercial and OES. From safety and security products, custom wiring harnesses, fleet monitoring, national installation services, and more – EchoMaster Fleet Solutions is dedicated to help deliver excellence for any upfitting need.

AAMP Global acquired Nagy FleetNet last year to join forces in the Fleet industry. Combining AAMP Global’s engineering and product development capabilities with Nagy FleetNet’s experience in fleet solutions inspired the merge of the entities into EchoMaster Fleet Solutions.

“The capabilities of our team inspired us to take a step forward and combine the two companies into EchoMaster Fleet Solutions,” said Derek Prentice, Director of Commercial Sales, “we will be the full-service solution provider for Fleet, Commercial, and OES.”

The NTEA Work Truck Show 2020 starts today at the Indianapolis Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. EchoMaster Fleet Solutions is exhibiting at booth #2001 showcasing their newest products and capabilities.

To find out more about EchoMaster Fleet Solutions, visit us at booth #2001 during the NTEA Work Truck Show or visit echomasterfleetsolutions.com.

AAMP Global Runner-Up for Best New Mobile Electronics Product at SEMA

LAS VEGAS, NV – AAMP Global was named Best New Mobile Electronics Product Runner-up in the 2019 SEMA Show New Product Awards for the Ford Third Brake Light Camera with Cargo and Side Blind Spot Views.

This industry first solution uses one camera to provide three viewing angles – cargo and side blind spot views. The left and right blind spot views will automatically activate when using your turn signal. The ultra-low LUX video sensor provides superior day and night use.

The Third Brake Light Camera with Cargo and Side Blind Spot Views is currently available for select Ford, General Motors, and RAM trucks:

1999 – 2016 Ford Super Duty Trucks

2015 – 2019 Ford F-150 and 2017 – 2019 Super Duty Trucks

2014 – 2018 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra

2008 – 2018 RAM Trucks and 2019 RAM Truck Classic

For more information on the new Third Brake Light Cameras, visit EchoMaster.com or contact your AAMP Sales Representative.