Some in the industry were surprised when Charlie Porritt was named CEO of Russound, replacing Joe Brouillet. Joe, who served as Russound's interim CEO for one year, was expected to stick around for a little while longer.
Porritt joined Russound in 2000, and most recently served as VP sales.
Perhaps a bigger surprise is that industry veteran Dave Hanchette has left Russound. He joined the company in March of this year as VP of marketing.
When I spoke with Dave on the phone, he said that his commute from North Carolina to Russound headquarters in Newmarket, N.H., was "taking a toll" on his family.
Dave is going to take some time off to work on his car collection before getting back to business.