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Rockford Appoints Rob Wempe to National Sales Director - Specialty Retailers

20 years, 8 months ago Tempe, AZ

Tempe, Ariz. - Rockford is proud to announce that it has appointed Rob Wempe to National Sales Director – Specialty Retailers. In his new position, Wempe will report to Bill Jackson, Rockford vice president, mobile sales and will work with the Rockford’s regional sales managers on setting goals and priorities in their territories. In addition, he will work with the brand managers to implement strategic plans for the market. “Rob has worked as a Rockford regional sales manager for five years and done a terrific job,” explains Jackson. “His passion and dedication to the company and its brands is unparalleled. With his diverse experience in the mobile audio marketplace, he was the perfect choice to head up this strategic and extremely important area within Rockford.”

Prior to joining Rockford where he has managed regional sales territories for Rockford Fosgate, Lightning Audio, MB Quart, and Q-Logic, Wempe spent time in the rep business, as a buyer/vice president for Brandsmart in Kansas City, MO, and as the vice president of MERA. Beyond his new duties, Wempe will continue to manage two territories: Western Sales and Marketing, and Metro NY. Rockford’s regional sales managers will absorb Wempe’s remaining accounts. “This is a great opportunity for me, for Rockford, and for our specialty retailers,” says Wempe, whose new position is effective immediately. “With my history and in today’s extremely competitive marketplace, I have the specialty retailers’ needs at heart. Rockford has long been a huge supporter of the specialty retailer and this new position solidifies our dedication to them.” Rockford Corporation is based in Tempe, Ariz. and is a publicly traded company under the NASDAQ stock symbol ROFO. Company websites can be viewed at

About Rockford Fosgate

Setting the standard for excellence in the audio industry, Rockford Corporation markets high-performance audio systems under the brand Rockford Fosgate® for the mobile, motorsport, and marine audio aftermarket and OEM market. Headquartered in Tempe, Ariz., Rockford Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Patrick Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: PATK).