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58 Restyling & tRuck AccessoRies | May 2015 restylingmag.com Industry news Industrynewsupdate Have a news item about your company? Send it to reeditor@nbm.com. You may include a 300-dpi-resolution image, sized at least 3"x3". For breaking news, use your smart phone and this QR code, or go to restylingmag.com. Every obstacle and wayward rock that banged against Road Armor's Jeep Wran- glers at the recent Easter Jeep Safari event in Moab, Utah, was happily welcomed by the company's crew driving the desert trails. "We've always used Moab as a proving ground for our new products," said Andon Sawyer, Road Armor's creative director. "Whatever we can do to see how they per- form, we'll do it." Whatever they could do indeed—including articulating Starwood Motor's "FMJ" Jeep on top of another Jeep just to test Road Armor's new Jeep JK (2007+) bumper and raw steel front fenders. "We said, 'let's drive the Hemi Jeep onto the fenders to try to bend them,'" Sawyer said. "The fender didn't even move. The Jeep suspension just squatted all the way down. We were pretty impressed." Road Armor is back in the Jeep market after a five-year absence that was spurred by the recession and a saturated marketplace. The March 28-April 5 Easter Jeep Safari event was ideal for product awareness and testing. "Our Jeep products have returned thanks to popular demand from customers and Jeep enthusiasts through our social media chan- nels, website and in-person at events around the country," Sawyer said. "They've proven willing to pay for top-quality materials, work- manship and superior installation processes." Road aRmoR makes a statement at jeep safaRi By: Anthony Bowe Ray Pace of Hauppauge, N.Y.-based VOXX Electronics Corp. has been elected as vice chair of the Consumer Electronics Asso- ciation (CEA) Technology & Standards Council (TSC). The TSC guides CEA's work on tech- nology and standards activities, including CEA's standards development program, which is accredited by the American National Standards Institute. "Ray is a tremendous asset to the CEA standards program and will provide excel- lent leadership for the TSC, as it continues to expand into new, innovative areas such as health and fitness," said Brian Mark- walter, senior vice president of research and standards for CEA. Pace has more than 30 years of experi- ence developing professional and con- sumer audio technology, and is currently a senior design engineer for Jensen/Advent mobile products at VOXX. He has also been active with CEA on various roles for more than 12 years. "(Pace) will be a great addition to the program," said Tom Malone, president of VOXX Electronics Corp. "Many of our employees have participated with CEA on numerous boards, committees, panels and forums over the years and we are proud to support such a proactive and involved organization that is dedicated to helping promote the entire consumer electronics industry." VoXX design engineeR Claims key Role with Cea 58 Restyling & tRuck AccessoRies | May 2015 restylingMag.coM

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