Clarion Announces New Vice President of Retail Sales

Cypress, CA – (July 14, 2009) – Clarion Corporation of America, a leading manufacturer of mobile electronics, announces the appointment of Neil Carande as Vice President of Retail Sales.

Carande brings over twenty years of mobile electronics expertise from all aspects of the business including factory, distributor and sales representation. Over ten of these years have been within the Clarion sales organization. In his new role, he will have responsibility for overseeing Clarion’s retail sales activities in the United States.

“Clarion is pleased to have Neil return to our company in an executive level sales position,” said Matt Matsuda, President of Clarion Corporation of America. “Neil will play an important role in broadening our sales activities and enhancing the sales experience with our existing valued customers.”

"Clarion continues to develop key mobile electronics products for the aftermarket with focus on connectivity, navigation and multimedia products while still concentrating on the core audio business," states Carande. "I am looking forward to working with Clarion retailers to help grow their business and to demonstrate the advantages of offering products from a leading manufacturer like Clarion."

About Clarion:

Clarion Corporation of America, headquartered in Cypress, California, is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Clarion Co. Ltd., which joined the Hitachi-group companies as a consolidated subsidiary in 2006. Clarion Corporation of America ranks among the top 150 North American OEM Suppliers and is recognized by an independent research firm for the highest customer satisfaction for 6CD radios in new vehicle’s sold in the U.S. for the third consecutive year. Clarion, an international leader in mobile electronics since 1940, conducts research, development, engineering, design, manufacturing, sales and marketing of vehicle entertainment, navigation, rear vision, communications and security products for the automotive, marine and recreational vehicle environments. Clarion has over 10,000 employees worldwide and 12 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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