McIntosh Group, parent company of leading high-end audio brands McIntosh, Audio Research and Sonus faber, has appointed Jeff Poggi [pictured right] as co-Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the board.

Alongside McIntosh Group President & CEO Charlie Randall, Poggi will lead the strategic development of McIntosh Group, in particular the car audio and lifestyle sectors. He will directly supervise the Sonus faber, Sumiko and Audio Research brands.

Prior to joining McIntosh Group, Poggi worked at Bose and Harman for 20 years. He is a well-known figure in the Car Audio industry: he led the General Motors account at Bose and subsequently was Vice-President of Sales and Marketing for the Car Audio business unit at Harman. Most recently Poggi was Vice-President and General Manager for the Luxury Audio business unit at Harman.

Poggi received a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and a Master’s degree in Industrial and System Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. He also has an MBA.

Jeff will add a great deal to the roll-out of our car audio strategy,’ said Randall. ‘Jeff is a very talented and charismatic business leader, who will enhance and further structure the management team to achieve our common goals,’ added Dominik Zwerger, representative of LBO France, which has shares in McIntosh. ‘With Charlie Randall and Jeff Poggi, we have the perfect mix of managerial skills in order to continuously succeed in the audiophile and lifestyle sectors, as well as developing key shareholder value in the car audio segment,” added Roberto d’Angelo, representative of Yarpa Spa, an Italian investment company that also has shares in McIntosh.