Clarion has appointed Allen Gharapetian as Vice President of Marketing in charge of OEM & Retail Marketing and Product Planning; Retail & Commercial Vehicle Product Planning; and Connected Products & Services Planning. He reports to the president of Clarion Corporation of America, Paul Lachner.
He replaces Adam Thomas who has moved into engineering as VP Engineering – Program Management.
Gharapetian was previously Senior Vice President of Marketing at SRS Labs, Inc. He has also held posts at Memorex Products, Targus Group and Yamaha Corporation of America.
At Clarion, Gharapetian will be responsible for creating and carrying out new strategies in corporate marketing, branding, product marketing, product planning, and marketing communications, including advertising, public relations, and market research.