Audio Active Australia Pty. Ltd. is a leading wholesaler and distributor of consumer electronics and related products selling and marketing quality products to retail stores, custom design specialists and integrators in the Australian marketplace. Our brands include Paradigm, Anthem, Sony, Martin Logan, Tannoy, Luxman, Emotiva, Row One, Vienna Acoustics, Viewsonic, and Van Den Hul. All at Audio Active share the passion for quality product and respect first rate engineering and technology.
Audio Active's head office and Service Centre is based in Port Melbourne, and we have logistics and distribution facilities at Dandenong, Victoria. Audio Active was founded in 2009 and collectively, our team has hundreds of years experience in the industry in both the wholesale and retail sectors. Audio Active only distributes our brands through the best specialist and independent retailers and custom integrators across Australia to ensure our partner brands are afforded optimal demonstration and after sales service. Audio Active has received many awards including SmartHouse 2015 Distributor of the Year, 1st place in the SmartCompany Smart50 Awards, and BRW Fast Starter awards.
Jeremy has a lifelong passion for quality audio and electronics products. He worked as a finance executive at JB Hi-Fi prior to starting Audio Active in 2009, and he previously operated an online hi-fi business and worked in JB Hi-Fi stores on the sales floor. Jeremy is a Chartered Accountant with Arts and Commerce degrees from The University of Melbourne, and he has worked as a consultant for professional services firms Deloitte, EY and PA Consulting.
Richard founded specialist hi-fi retailer Soundair HiFi in Melbourne in 1976 and moved on in 1983 by purchasing JB Hi-Fi from John Barbuto which was then a single store trading in suburban East Keilor, Victoria. As joint Managing Director, Richard commenced the incredible growth phase of the JB Hi-Fi model. After 17 years of growth, Richard completed the sale of a majority share of the business to the investment trust division of Macquarie Bank. JB Hi-Fi listed as a public company in 2003 and is currently Australia’s largest home appliances and consumer electronics retailer.
General Manager Sales & Marketing
Bruce has over 30 years’ experience in Consumer Electronics industry. Joining JB Hi-Fi in 1993, Bruce held senior executive and management roles in buying, marketing, sales, merchandising, training and operations. Over that time Bruce has worked with and grown most of today’s leading international CE brands. With a passion for music and photography, Bruce believes that everyone should experience quality audio and video. To achieve this we must entertain and introduce our audience to quality brands, products and services.
Chief Financial Officer
Rob joined the Audio Active team in 2018, and comes with a wealth of experience from the luxury segment of the FMCG category having worked with drinks icon Moet Hennessy. Twenty years’ experience as Financial Controller and Group Financial Controller with Domaine Chandon, Cloudy Bay and Cape Mentelle followed 5 years’ experience with BHP and consultants EY. Rob is a Chartered Accountant and completed his Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Melbourne. Despite Rob’s interest in 80’s music, he does appreciate great sound systems.
Regional Sales Manager (NSW/QLD/ACT)
Steve has 20 years wholesale sale experience, starting out selling carpet, before moving into an on road sales role selling security products. Steve has spent the past 10 years working in the consumer electronics industry and has held sales roles with Grundig, Panasonic and more recently Synergy Audio.
Regional Sales Manager (VIC/SA/TAS)
Coming from New Zealand, Corey has been involved in the Hi-fi Audio and Consumer Electronics Industry for a number of years. Corey’s experience comes from a variety of area’s including Warehouse Person, Customer Services Manager and Sales Representative. Corey has been involved in Audio for most of his life, playing a number of instruments from an early age. After completing a Degree in Audio Engineering at M.A.I.N.Z (Music and Audio Institute of New Zealand), Corey continues to write and record music in his spare time.
Internal Sales Coordinator
Tarkan has been involved in the local AV Industry for the past ten years and has experience within large chain stores as well as specialist independent retailers.
An advocate for all things audio, Tarkan completed Certificate IV in Music with a great focus on Performance and Production. Tarkan has also been a member of StereoNet Australia’s Editorial Team, tasked with providing in-depth product reviews on a variety of audio products.
With her long service within the retail and accounts sectors, Trinh brings a fresh, young outlook to our world of sound and entertainment. Having been introduced to high quality audio from a young age, along with her experience within accounts, Trinh has honed her skills and passions to be a perfect fit within Audio Active. Her easy going and calm demeanor make her an excellent part of our continuously growing team of experienced professionals.
Technical Services Manager
David has been in the AV and electronics industry 38 years and has qualifications in computing, RF and industrial electronics. His experience spans a variety of areas including servicing, design and manufacture of Audio, Video, and RF, equipment and more recently with International Dynamics in product development, system design, evaluation and technical support.
Spare Parts & Service Coordinator
Patrick has been in the electronics industry for over 30 years. Pat started out as an electronic technician and owned his own repair and service business for 10 years. Pat then moved into radio communications and most recently project co-ordinated the supply and installation of over 9000 two-way radios for the Victorian CFA Radio replacement Project. With the completion of the projects state rollout, Pat has moved on from managing up to 5 install teams and has come to join us at Audio Active.
Sales Associate (WA)
Brings over 20 years of industry experience in both the wholesale and retail sectors. Kent lives and breathes great audio and is passionate about delivering excellent customer service. His experience will certainly enhance our team in the vibrant WA market.