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RIVA Audio Names Michael Gleason As Vice President Of Sales
RIVA Audio is expanding its internal operations with industry veteran Michael Gleason to continue to support the company's growth and streaming strategies

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Sept. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Audio manufacturer RIVA Audio, the lifestyle brand of Audio Design Experts, Inc. (ADX™) recognized for its best-in-class audio products, today announced that industry leader, Michael Gleason has been named Vice President of Sales.

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Mr. Gleason joins RIVA Audio from a 30-year history in Consumer Electronics sales. Most recently with the online audio company Deezer, he served as the Global General Manager of Sales Channels for Home Audio and led the company through a period of global growth. To continue the expansion of RIVA Audio, Michael will use his vast experience in offering industry leading services and solutions to promote RIVA Audio and the new line of multi-space wireless audio products worldwide.

"I was blown away by the quality of audio coming out of these speakers and the technology being developed here that is taking this category to a completely different level," stated Michael Gleason. "Their enthusiasm and passion is contagious and I could not be more excited to be part of this team."

A graduate of Kean College's School of Management with a BS in Management Science, Gleasons's 30 year background and varied work experience will contribute to the many facets of RIVA Audio's business and growth. Michael joins RIVA with an accomplished career of launching brands and products. After spending 11 years at Mitsubishi, Michael moved to and launched Fujitsu as the first flat panel display in the US. He has pioneered efforts for other specialty CE brands including Sharp Elite, Artisan and Monster Products. His CI channel experience is also keynoted during his time with AV distributor AVAD. Most recently, he ran global sales for Deezer and launched the first and only program monetizing music streaming to specialty retail.

Rikki Farr, Chairman and Chief Creative Officer, shares, "Having Mike's wisdom and experience, especially in the custom install world, will bring an added strength to the rapid growth of this company."

With over 100 years of combined experience in audio production, RIVA Audio continues to develop and launch world-class audio products gaining glowing reviews from places like CNET, Sound & Vision, Forbes, Mashable, USA Today, Digital Trends, Consumer Reports, The Absolute Sound, The Wirecutter, Stereophile and Yahoo! Tech and various others. Powered by ADX's proprietary Trillium™ technology, the RIVA Turbo X and RIVA S premium wireless Bluetooth speakers have won over 12 awards. Come late November, RIVA Audio will embark into the multi-space audio market with RIVA'S WAND series – a customizable and easy-to-use multi-space audio system that delivers high quality, patented stereophonic sound from a single speaker. The result is an unrivaled audio experience that can play to any room or outdoor locations from any networked or online source. WAND offers a new way to play all your favorite music without restrictions. The system is easy to setup and use thanks to the RIVA WAND app that can easily create zones, stream different music/audio content through the environment and voice control the system. The RIVA WAND Series will include the ARENA and FESTIVAL speakers.

The RIVA WAND series will have its US debut at CEDIA in Dallas, Texas on September 15th. You'll be able to find Mr. Gleason along with the RIVA Audio team at CEDIA in the Arts District room #6.


RIVA Audio was born from a simple yet powerful idea: That legendary audio guru Rikki Farr (Chairman of ADX™) coupled with passionate designers, patent awarded engineers, pioneering rock 'n' rollers and leaders from the world of commerce could create a real alternative to much of today's over processed audio. RIVA designs award winning audio products by combining the very best components with the true art of audio tuning for people who are passionate about music and are seeking great performance, value and enhancement of their modern lifestyle. RIVA is a philosophy, a bold new standard and a defiant rejection of the idea that people can't afford great audio and therefore must accept the bland experience of today's tin-can wireless speakers. RIVA is headquartered in Southern California where they create and design their RIVA family of products. For more information about RIVA, please visit or connect with us at,,, Google +,,


ADX™ is committed to re-inventing the way people think about high performance audio. Through ADX's™ innovative designs, intellectual property, esteemed partners, and years of creative experience, the company is able to develop truly cutting-edge, hardware and software-based audio solutions that fit within a customer's budget.

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