Industry Exec Passes Suddenly

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Ted Henricks, Vice President of Maxxsonics died suddenly at his home near Chicago Wednesday at the age of 60.

With almost 40 years in Consumer Electronics, Henricks started his career as a store manager at Schaak Electronics in the Midwest and eventually worked at Blaupunkt (Robert Bosch), and Klipsch.  He became  one of the founding members at Maxxsonics, where he set up the initial sales and marketing programs, and eventually took a hand in everything from strategic planning to product design.

Henricks loved music.  He had a large vinyl collection and a listening room in his home. “He was certainly the biggest personality in our company,” said Maxxsonics’ Chris Parvin.

Alden Stiefel, President and CEO of Maxxsonics said, “Ted was an incredibly talented co-worker who added so much value to our business, it truly cannot be measured. Maxxsonics is not just a company, it’s a family. It is my family. Many of you know Ted was also one of my closest friends; we worked together for nearly 25 years.”

He continued, “Ted was the one of us at Maxxsonics who was most in love with the music and the passion that drives our industry. NEVER was his office quiet. Pink Floyd will live on at Maxxsonics forever in our memories of Ted.

“He leaves behind an influential legacy at Maxxsonics along with many great memories for all of us to cherish for the rest of our lives. It is with a very heavy heart that we hear the needle… lift from the vinyl on this incredible man’s life,” he concluded.

 The company has created a tribute page to share memories and post comments at

Henricks is survived by his wife Lisa, his daughter and former Maxxsonics team member, Chelsea, and son Griffin.

The family is planning funeral services in the next few days.

Visitation and time for sharing is being planned for Tuesday, January 29th between 4:00 – 8:00pm.

Kristan Funeral Home
219 West Maple Ave.
Mundelein, Illinois 60060
Phone: (847) 566-8020

More details will be posted on the tribute page shortly. For customers and friends that have questions, please send an email to [email protected]



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  1. My heartfelt love goes out to all that have lost the presence of Ted.No doubt he will be missed.Ted will continue in our hearts and minds, and has gifted all of us with precious memories.I pray for comfort for his family and look forward to seeing him in the next journey.

  2. I never had the opportunity to work with Ted and did not get to know him well. That said it is clear that his impact at Maxxsonics and Maxxsonics’ subsequent impact in the business has been a positive experience for customers, reps, competitors and consumers. The business needs guys like Ted and it suffers when we lose a guy like Ted.

    My sincere condolences to Ted’s family, co-workers and all who were touched by Ted.

    Ray Windsor

  3. Ted’s smiling face and positive outlook on life will truly be missed. He was always a joy to be around. The Maxxsonics family lost a really great individual. So sad to see him gone…..My prayers go out to his family.

  4. Hi Alden,
    I’m sorry and very sad to hear about Ted’s passing – he was a great guy. From myself and everyone at VOXX, Ted, his family and your team will be in our thoughts and prayers.

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