Tampa-Based Consumer Electronics Company Taps Don Barry to Help Lead the Company as it Adapts to New Technologies, an Increasingly Complex Retail Market and Shifting Economic Realities
TAMPA, FL (October 3, 2012) – The CEO of IC Intracom, Michael Thiel, today officially announced a restructuring in the company’s leadership, naming Don Barry to the newly created position of President. In this role, Mr. Barry – a seasoned businessperson with 27 years of sales, marketing and general management experience in a variety of industries – is tasked with evolving IC Intracom, as well as its Manhattan® and Intellinet Network Solutions® brands, to better meet the quickly changing market for technology, an increasingly complex retail environment torn between online resellers and traditional brick-and-mortar stores, and shifting economic trends that affect everything from international trade to consumer buying trends.
Mr. Barry has earned an impressive reputation for himself as a leader capable of seeing the big picture and launching innovative initiatives aimed at attaining ambitious long-term goals. During Mr. Barry’s formal introduction to the company, Mr. Thiel said: “I have discussed my vision for the company with Don at great depth, and I am convinced that he is the person that can help us fulfill it. He is an expert at revitalizing businesses, developing the talents of employees and implementing pioneering go-to-market strategies. His winning attitude and global mindset make him a perfect match for this company, and I see his legacy being the creation of a stronger, more profitable IC Intracom with Manhattan and Intellinet products in every major retailer across the globe.”
After earning a Business degree in marketing from the University of Wisconsin in 1985, Mr. Barry’s experience included sales and sales management positions at SC Johnson Wax, 16 years at 3M in positions of increasing responsibility – including Brand Director, Global Key Accounts Director and Managing Director (President Directeur Général) of 3M Consumer and Office Europe. In this role, Mr. Barry led and grew 3M’s $550+MM consumer and office products business for a region spanning from Northwest Europe to the Persian Gulf. In 2005 he became the Senior VP of Sales, Marketing and International Business for Dorman Products, a leading supplier of automotive aftermarket replacement parts and hardware, and in 2008 he was tapped to turn around OttLight Technologies, a private equity-backed consumer lighting company.
When asked about his plans for growing IC Intracom, Mr. Barry said, “IC Intracom has achieved a great deal during its 25 years in business, but the owners feel the company is capable of much more. I completely agree; and as such my job will be to build upon the company’s achievements and help take things to the next level. That will mean taking a realistic look at all the factors impacting our industry – everything from upcoming technologies to consumer trends to the global economy – and coming up with the right solutions to address them.”
About IC Intracom
IC Intracom, Inc. is the parent company of the Intellinet Network Solutions and Manhattan brands. Under Intellinet Network Solutions, the company develops and markets products for the worldwide computer networking market, including switches, wireless routers, IP cameras and patch cables. Under the Manhattan brand, it provides mobile computing peripherals and accessories that allow users to power, protect, connect and control their personal computers and portable media devices. Based in Tampa, Florida, IC Intracom has international offices in Germany, Mexico, Argentina, Uruguay, Italy, Poland, Taiwan and China. For more information, visit www.icintracom.com.
Since 1992, Manhattan has been committed to providing dynamic computer and consumer electronic accessories that enhance the digital experience for people at work, at home, or on the go. Building on decades of success, the Manhattan brand continues to be a global leader in the tablet and PC accessories arena by offering an extensive range of cutting-edge products that meet today’s lifestyle demands for versatility and freedom. For more information on Manhattan, please visit www.manhattan-products.com.
About Intellinet Network Solutions
Intellinet Network Solutions designs, manufactures and sells IP-based products and accessories that allow consumers to connect to information and entertainment on the Web, as well as communicate and share with other users around the world. Its product line includes wireless routers, IP network cameras, power over Ethernet switches, cables and other accessories that deliver the level of reliability and performance needed in today’s growing, data-intense home and small/mid-sized business environments. For more information, please visit www.intellinet-network.com.