Press Release: Leon Hires New Director of Strategy, Melissa Price, Former CEO of Detroit Interior Design Firm dPOP
With extensive industry experience and a passion for design and technology, Price brings fresh insight and a strong design vision to Leon’s leadership team.
[Ann Arbor, MI] – May 22, 2019 – Leon Speakers announced today that they have added a new member to their leadership team, Melissa Price, former CEO of dPOP, a Detroit-based, commercial interior design studio that is part of Dan and Jennifer Gilbert’s family of over a hundred companies. Melissa will be working as Leon’s Director of Strategy, developing partnerships and continuing to grow Leon’s commercial market share. Her extensive experience working in the interior design, IT, and facilities management fields makes her a natural fit for Leon, a culture-driven company that has been delivering sound and style to the AV industry for over 20 years.
“Vision is important to us at Leon, and in thinking about the future of the company, we knew that design was the way forward. Melissa and I were introduced by a mutual friend and I knew right away that she would be an incredible asset to our team who could help us shape the next chapter of our evolution,” said Noah Kaplan, Leon’s Founder and President.
Price’s experience designing innovative workspaces with dPOP, and before that working as the Facilities Director for Quicken Loans in Detroit, gives her a unique understanding of the common challenges that Leon’s commercial consultants and integrators face. In her new role, she is looking to let her design perspective, technical insight, and experience developing key partnerships guide Leon’s overall strategic vision.
“Leon has done an incredible job defining its position as a thought leader in the industry and my goal is to continue to grow that in an impactful way. I see a lot of opportunity for us in the commercial space and I’m excited to bring my passion for design and technology and my experience working with Fortune 500 companies to help grow the business,” said Price.
About Leon Speakers
Leon brings a creative approach to the AV industry by designing and manufacturing customizable speakers and technology concealment solutions that enhance the sound and style of any space. For over 20 years, they have been a leader in the conversation on merging design with technology, creating innovative products that serve both the Residential and Commercial markets. Learn more on their website.
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