CYPRESS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 6, 2009--
Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI), (NASDAQ: UEIC) announced the
appointment of Carl Vogel, 52, to the Board of Directors of UEI. The
addition of Vogel brings the company’s total board count to seven. Vogel
is a Class II director and will be up for election at the company’s
Annual Shareholders Meeting expected to take in place in June of 2010.
“We are excited to welcome Carl to the board and look forward to his
partnership as we continue building UEI’s presence as a leader in
wireless control technology,” stated Paul Arling, UEI's Chairman and
CEO. “Carl’s extensive experience in the cable television, satellite,
telecom and content sectors is a valuable asset as we execute on our
strategy to win new customers globally and deepen our relationships with
Vogel is a partner at SCP Worldwide, a sports, media and entertainment
company that owns and operates a variety of high profile companies
including the National Hockey League's St. Louis Blues and Major League
Soccer'sReal Salt Lake. Vogel is also a member of the Board of
Directors and Audit Committee of Shaw Communications and a member of the
Board of Directors of Dish Network Corporation, as well as an advisor to
the chairman and CEO. He was formerly the president, CEO and director of
Charter Communications. Vogel has over 25 years experience as an
executive in media and telecom. Vogel’s experience ranges from
structuring complex financial transactions, mergers and acquisitions,
attracting necessary investment capital in both public and private
markets to content creation, program network negotiations and cable and
satellite network operations. Vogel has close personal relationships
with the top leaders in the media and telecom sectors in North America
and has a long track record of success. Vogel has a reputation for
integrity, candor and independence with the investment community and is
well known and respected on Wall Street and Capitol Hill.
Earning his CPA designation in 1980, Vogel graduated from St. Norbert
College in DePere, Wisconsin with a Bachelor of Science degree with an
emphasis in finance and accounting.
About Universal Electronics Inc.
Founded in 1986, Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI) is the global leader
in wireless control technology for the connected home. UEI designs,
develops, and delivers innovative solutions that enable consumers to
control entertainment devices, digital media, and home systems. The
company’s broad portfolio of patented technologies and database of
infrared control software have been adopted by many Fortune 500
companies in the consumer electronics, subscription broadcast, and
computing industries. UEI sells and licenses wireless control products
through distributors and retailers under the One For All® brand name.
UEI also delivers complete home control solutions in the professional
custom installation market under the brand name Nevo®. For additional
information, please visit our website at www.uei.com.
Source: Universal Electronics Inc.
Paul Arling, 714-820-1000
IR Agency for UEI