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Old 10-04-2018, 10:12 AM
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Default Strata-Gee: Krell VP of Sales Leaves Company

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Gordon Shackelford, Vice President of Sales for Krell over the last few troubled years, has left the company at the end of September. The public face of the company during what might be its most troubled times, Shackelford told me he needed a break after a period of great stress in his career, but he wishes Krell all the best and believes it is in the midst of a significant turnaround.

Shackelford’s tenure at Krell over the last couple of years was strained at best, as the company struggled with financial difficulties in the wake of Rondi D’Agostino regaining control of the company from an investor. As D’Agostino worked to secure funding, many of the company’s normal processes began to break down, generating conflict with reps, dealers, and distributors. The point man to take this heat was Gordon Shackelford.

“I spent a couple of years feeling as though I was beating my head against the wall,” Shackelford told me. “I gave my best advice to Rondi, but we just weren’t able to do the things that I felt we needed to do.”

There were also some personal issues that Shackelford felt he needed to find a way to take the time to tend to, but that wouldn’t be possible as he scrambled to help dealers and shepherd the company through troubled times. It really wasn’t until Walter Schofield showed up as the company’s new COO, and the company adopted a new business plan with some fresh funding, that Shackelford saw his opportunity to make a move.

“There are points in your life when you just know that it’s time to go,” Shackelford said.

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Old 10-13-2018, 08:37 PM
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Sorry to hear about Krell's misfortune. I own a Krell KAV-500 five channel amp and it has been bullet proof all these years. However, this was the old Krell. While I hope the brand succeeds, I am now a Bryston man for life.
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