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Ron Trout Re-Joins Rockford Fosgate as Managing Director

21 years ago Tempe, AZ

Tempe, Ariz. – Rockford Corporation is pleased to announce that Ron Trout has re-joined the company as the managing director for the Rockford Fosgate brand. As Rockford Fosgate managing director, Trout will be working with the brand’s marketing and sales departments to ensure that Rockford Fosgate remains the industry leader well into the future. ”I am very excited to return to where my heart has always been…Rockford Fosgate,” Trout says. “Rockford has been known as a worldwide industry leader for more than two decades and I can’t wait to get back into the program. With our existing dominant product line as well as all of our new and exciting products, this is a great time for Rockford Fosgate and I am pleased to be a part of it. We will promote the Rockford Fosgate image that reflects our passion for fun, loud music and the ‘in-your-face’ attitude of our customers. Let it be known that ‘THE PUNCH’ is alive and well!” Bill Jackson, Rockford’s vice president of mobile electronics, called on Trout to lend his passion to the brand that he knows so well by using his knowledge of the industry that he understands inside and out. “With the continuing emergence of new market opportunities, Ron’s experience is vital to maintaining Rockford Fosgate’s growth and dominance. We are truly excited to have him back on our team.”

Trout brings with him more than 20 years experience in the mobile electronics industry, including retail sales and installations, sound competitions; and the conceiving and directing of IASCA (International Auto Sound Challenge Association). Trout also created RTTI (Rockford Technical Training Institute) and taught the course in its early years before being promoted to general manager of Perfect Interface, Rockford’s former accessory division. Trout’s expertise then led to his position as V.P. of new product development, which he held until 1999. Rockford Fosgate is a division of Rockford Corporation in Tempe, Ariz., a publicly traded company under the NASDAQ stock symbol ROFO. Company websites can be viewed at and

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).