Clarion Announces the Promotion of Adam Thomas To Vice President of Marketing

Gardena, CA - ( June 5, 2006) - Clarion Corporation of America, a leading manufacturer of mobile entertainment systems, announces the promotion of Adam Thomas to Vice President of Marketing.

Adam’s increased responsibility encompasses all Marketing activities for both Retail and OEM divisions. Areas of responsibility include Marketing, Product Planning, Research, Tech Support, Training, and new business development. He will report directly to Matt Matsuda, President of Clarion Corporation of America.

"This is a great opportunity for me to utilize my experience to strengthen the synergy between our OEM and retail divisions,” proudly stated Adam Thomas, Clarion’s Vice President of Marketing. “Our continued success in the U.S. market is crucial and we are on the right track.”

Adam Thomas, a former Director at Clarion, is enjoying his ninth year with the company. Adam has been involved with nearly all aspects of Clarion business from Core and Application Engineering to Research, Product Planning, Marketing and Technical Sales. Adam’s 20 years of experience, plays a crucial role in helping Clarion to obtain key new business. He previously held an Engineering position at a major automobile manufacturer and had a successful sales career in Consumer Electronics with focus on mobile and home applications.

"Adam is a natural-fit with our executive management team. His expertise with emerging technologies and market trends will significantly strengthen our product development and marketing efforts,” says, Matt Matsuda, President of Clarion Corporation of America.

About Clarion:

Clarion Corporation of America has its headquarters in Gardena, California and is a subsidiary of Tokyo based Clarion Company Ltd. ranked among the top 100 Global OEM Suppliers by Automotive News. Clarion, an international leader in car audio and electronics since 1940, is positioned as the number one independent car audio manufacturer. Clarion conducts research, development, engineering, design, manufacturing, sales and marketing of vehicle entertainment, navigation, communications and security products for the automotive and recreational vehicle environments. Clarion has over 9,000 employees worldwide and 24 factories in 10 countries, with marketing and sales affiliates in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Australia. Clarion is located on the Web at

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