Summit Wireless Technologies Appoints Consumer Brand Marketing Expert David M. Howitt to Board of Directors
SAN JOSE, Calif .– (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Summit Wireless Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: WISA), a leading provider of immersive and wireless sound technologies for smart devices and next-generation entertainment systems, has appointed David M. Howitt, expert in consumer brand and CEO and Founder of Meriwether Group, LLC, to its board of directors. This appointment brings the number of members of the Board of Directors to eight.
“With over twenty years of experience providing branding, marketing and strategy advice to disruptive, iconic and authentic consumer brands ranging from scale-ups to Fortune 100 companies, David is an important addition to our Board of Directors, ”said Brett Moyer, CEO, President, and President of Summit Wireless Technologies. “His experience as vice president of licensing at adidas and adviser to iconic brands like Airstream, Dave’s Killer Bread, Handel’s Ice Cream, Stumptown Coffee and Voodoo Donuts, will go a long way in making WiSA a global brand for audio. wireless for smart devices. ”
Howitt said, “Summit Wireless has the technology for the world’s next generation of space audio and WiSA is building the leading brand that consumers recognize for high performance space sound. Combined, these assets create an incredible opportunity to drive innovation and disrupt the market. I look forward to working with Brett and the Board of Directors to create innovative partnerships and key business development to disrupt the sound tech category.
David M. Howitt
Howitt, Founder and CEO of Meriwether Group and author of Heed Your Call, is an inspiring thought leader and accomplished entrepreneur. Howitt helps companies integrate their visions, growth strategies, evolve their brands, increase their revenues and create value for the company. For nearly two decades, Meriwether has worked with disruptive brands that change the status quo and create an evolution or revolution in their tired and outdated categories. Howitt has provided advice to Stumptown Coffee, Dave’s Killer Bread, Pendleton, adidas, Voodoo Donut, Salomon, Airstream, Klim, Bloch, Handel’s Ice Cream and many more. Prior to Meriwether, he worked at adidas in charge of licensing and business development from 2004-2008 and as legal counsel from 1997-2001. For the past decade he was legal counsel and partner at Oregon Chai. Howitt began his career as a partner at Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt and deputy prosecutor in the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office.
Howitt is also a member of the Bloch International Advisory Board. He received his BA in Political Science / Philosophy from Denison University and his JD, Environmental and Natural Resources Law from Lewis & Clark Law School.
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About Summit Wireless Technologies, Inc.
Summit Wireless Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: WISA) is a leading provider of immersive and wireless sound technologies for next-generation smart devices and home entertainment systems. Working with leading CE brands and manufacturers such as Harman International, a division of Samsung, LG Electronics, Klipsch, Bang & Olufsen, Xbox, a subsidiary of Microsoft and others, Summit Wireless provides smooth and dynamic audio experiences for content. high definition, including movies & videos, music, sports, games / esports, and more. Summit Wireless is a founding member of WiSA, the Wireless Speaker and Audio Association, and works in a common partnership to champion the most reliable interoperability standard in the audio industry. Summit Wireless is headquartered in San Jose, California, with sales teams in Taiwan, China, Japan, and Korea. For more information, please visit: www.summitwireless.com.
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