Summit Wireless Technologies Appoints Consumer Brands Marketing Expert David M. Howitt to the Board
SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Summit Wireless Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: WISA), a leading provider of immersive, wireless sound technology for intelligent devices and next-generation entertainment systems, appointed David M. Howitt, consumer brand expert and CEO & Founder of the Meriwether Group, LLC, to its board of directors. This appointment increases the board membership count to eight.
“With over twenty years of experience providing brand, marketing, and strategic counseling to disruptive, iconic, and authentic consumer brands ranging from scale ups to Fortune 100 companies, David is a strong addition to our board,” said Brett Moyer, CEO, President, and Chairman of Summit Wireless Technologies. “His background as the VP of Licensing at adidas and advisor to iconic brands like Airstream, Dave’s Killer Bread, Handel’s Ice Cream, Stumptown Coffee, and Voodoo Donuts, will contribute significantly to building WiSA into a global brand for wireless audio for smart devices.”
Howitt stated, “Summit Wireless has the technology for the world’s next generation of spatial audio and WiSA is building the leading brand that consumers recognize for high performance spatial sound. Combined, these assets create an incredible opportunity to drive innovation and market disruption. I am looking forward to working with Brett and the board to drive innovative partnerships and key business development to disrupt the sound technology category.”
David M. Howitt
Howitt, founder and CEO of Meriwether Group and author of Heed Your Call, is an inspiring thought leader and accomplished entrepreneur. Howitt helps companies integrate their visions, growth strategies, scale brands, increase revenue and build enterprise value. For almost two decades, Meriwether has worked with disruptive brands that are changing the status quo and creating evolution or revolution in their tired and stale categories. Howitt has provided guidance to Stumptown Coffee, Dave's Killer Bread, Pendleton, adidas, Voodoo Doughnut, Salomon, Airstream, Klim, Bloch, Handel’s Ice Cream, and many others. Prior to Meriwether, he worked at adidas managing Licensing and Business Development from 2004 to 2008 and as corporate counsel from 1997 to 2001. In the decade in the interim, he served as general counsel and partner at Oregon Chai. Howitt started his career as an associate at Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt and Deputy District Attorney at Multnomah County District Attorney's Office.
Howitt also serves as Member Of The Board Of Advisors, Bloch International. He earned his bachelor's degree, political science/philosophy at Denison University and his JD, environmental and natural resources law at Lewis & Clark Law School.
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About Summit Wireless Technologies, Inc.
Summit Wireless Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: WISA) is a leading provider of immersive, wireless sound technology for intelligent devices and next-generation home entertainment systems. Working with leading CE brands and manufacturers such as Harman International, a division of Samsung, LG Electronics, Klipsch, Bang & Olufsen, Xbox, a subsidiary of Microsoft, and others, Summit Wireless delivers seamless, dynamic audio experiences for high-definition content, including movies and video, music, sports, gaming/esports, and more. Summit Wireless is a founding member of WiSA, the Wireless Speaker and Audio Association and works in joint partnership to champion the most reliable interoperability standard across the audio industry. Summit Wireless is headquartered in San Jose, CA with sales teams in Taiwan, China, Japan, and Korea. For more information, please visit: www.summitwireless.com.
About WiSA, LLC
WiSA®, the Wireless Speaker and Audio Association, is a consumer electronics consortium dedicated to creating interoperability standard utilized by leading brands and manufacturers to deliver immersive sound via intelligent devices. WiSA Certified™ components from any member brand can be combined to dramatically increase the enjoyment of movies and video, music, sports, gaming/esports, and more. WiSA also combines robust, high definition, multi-channel, low latency surround sound with the simple setup of a soundbar. For more information about WiSA, please visit: www.wisaassociation.org.
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Released December 20, 2021