Night of Independents | November 10th 2022
MEET OUR INDUSTRY GUESTS
Trent Suggs: President, Audio Research Corporation
His home is in Boone, North Carolina, while he lives in Minneapolis. Since his time as a college athlete, his interest in baseball, football and sports has not diminished.
Bill McKiegan: President, Dan D'Agostino
Schooled as an electrical engineer, Bill brings a technical background to the role of President. When time allows, you can find Bill stress relieving on a golf course.
Anthony Paterno: Sales, Dan D'Agostino
An expectant father, Anthony tries to squeeze in as many rounds of golf before the blessed event.
John Giolas: VP Sales & Marketing, dCS LTD
While in college, he worked as a salesman in a local Hi-Fi store, and after graduating with a BA in creative writing, he opened his own high-end audio store in Salt Lake City, Utah, which he ran for fifteen years. The store’s success attracted the attention of a buyer, and after selling the store, he was offered a position at Wilson Audio as their Director of Sales and Marketing. After twenty years at Wilson, he joined Data Conversion Systems (dCS) LTD in 2020.
John is from Utah, where he lives with his wife, children, and several pets. John is a writer, photographer, and loves spending time in the outdoors.
Emron Mangelson: Head of Sales, dCS Audio
Emron took a sabbatical from the high-end audio industry and attended the University of Nebraska College of Law, where he received his Juris Doctor degree. Emron worked for the Office of the Chief Counsel for the Federal Aviation Administration in Washington DC, where he assisted in successfully negotiating tort claims brought against the FAA.
Emron is originally from Utah. He and his wife, Sarah, and their eight children reside in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Along with his passion for high-end music systems, he is also an avid aviation enthusiast and holds a commercial pilot license with multi-engine and instrument ratings.
Mike Latvis: Founder & Chief Engineer, HRS
He has been issued five US patents related to vibration noise control components and high performance audio stand design. He also currently has one additional new patent pending related to the very cost effective EXR Audio Stand design.
His professional career includes engineering, engineering management, business development management, and the founding / directing of HRS operations since 1999.
Nick Bridges: President, Transparent Audio
From Maine originally, he currently resides in Kennebunk with his wife, Martha, and their two children Cadence and Bauer. When not working he is attending as many concerts as he can, watching his children's various activities, or cheering on one of his favorite sports teams.
John Warwick: Account Executive, Transparent Audio
Bill Peugh: Wilson Audio, North American / European Sales Account Executive
Before moving to Wilson Audio in 2016, Bill worked as a managing director at Transparent Audio and before that as the Eastern Sales Manager at Sumiko (Fine Sounds).
Since joining the team at Wilson Audio, Bill has been instrumental in initiation, building and strengthening business relationships while teaching and supporting at the highest professional level.