RBH Sound Announces Company Purchase & New President
RBH Sound (RBH), a privately held manufacturer of high performance loudspeakers and audio products, today announced the purchase of the company and its assets by Todd A. Stewart. Stewart purchased RBH Sound from, and succeeds, Roger B. Hassing as president and chief executive officer. Hassing concurrently announced his retirement, which comes nearly 43 years after founding the company in Los Angeles, California, in 1976. Under the deal, Stewart holds controlling interest of the company, with Stewart bestowing to Hassing partial ownership. Stewart’s appointment as the company’s president and chief executive officer is effective immediately.
Stewart’s interest in the company began last year when his son’s woodworking company became an important vendor partner for RBH. Stewart’s acquisition advances and extends RBH’s US-based production capabilities, a strategic move RBH sought to avoid paying high tariffs on China imported goods. A former electrical engineer, Stewart also has experience in land development and retail and commercial real estate management. Most of all, he has a newly discovered love for high quality audio and is enjoying his new access to high-end audio gear.
“It is an honor for me to be associated with some of the industry’s best. I am thrilled to be a part of a team dedicated to continuous innovation and unparalleled sound quality. Our goal is to build on the strong friendships and excellent partnerships we’ve created over the years. We are all anxious to ‘Redefine the Way You Experience Sound’ and customer service. Try us, you will like us … I guarantee it.”
- Todd A. Stewart, President RBH Sound
“After 43 years of working an audio company, attending trade shows, et cetera, et cetera, I am going to retire. It’s been a fun time working with most of you, and I want you to know that we have been very successful. In my early experience in Los Angeles, where I became familiar with some of the good, staple people in this industry, and worked with companies like McIntosh, Fosgate Audionics, et cetera, on an OEM basis, I have come to appreciate, very much so, the need for quality people. When it comes right down to it, it’s all about the people. Thank you.”
- Roger B. Hassing, former President RBH Sound
Stewart’s purchase and appointment allows the company to continue to deliver products with superior performance and value, as well as permit as many policies, procedures, and products as possible to remain in place.
What Can Dealers/Installers Expect from RBH in the Future?
As you might imagine, Todd is already off to a running start in his new appointment; he has us actively reconciling the company’s immediate needs, as well as taking a good, hard look at their product lineups and any deficiencies that might be present. RBH is also looking for other strategic opportunities in the home audio custom integration marketplace. As they move forward, RBH vows to continue to listen to consumer and dealer needs, and highly encourage you to reach out to them with any concerns, either company or product related. They also encourage dealers to continue to share any product ideas, improvements, or other suggestions that might help them make your job easier. The folks at RBH are enthusiastically looking forward to the future and what it might bring. They earnestly hope you will be right here with them to share in the fun and excitement, and most of all, further their shared enjoyment and love for high fidelity audio. Thank you so much for your continued support!
As fans of RBH Sound, on behalf of everyone at Audioholics, we look forward to the future and how the company expands and evolves its product lines. Best of luck to everyone at RBH Sound and a happy retirements to Roger. B Hassing.
About RBH Sound (RBH)
A Utah-based, privately held company, RBH is a global provider of high performance loudspeakers and other audio products for the home audio custom integration and light commercial industries. The company also produces high performance personal and portable audio products. RBH has been designing, engineering, and crafting products with superior acoustic reproduction at sensible prices since 1976.
For more information, please visit rbhsound.com.