Hosa Technology Marks 30th Anniversary
Mar 6, 2014 10:52 AM
Buena Park, CA - Mar 6, 2014 - Hosa Technology is celebrating its 30th anniversary. From its beginnings in 1984, company founder Sho Sato has built Hosa into a company that provides an expansive range of products for various industries. What began as a single-page catalog of audio interconnects and adaptors now encompasses most if not all audio cables and adaptors, a growing assortment of data and video cables, wireless microphones, stands and more. The 30th anniversary celebration kicked off at the 2014 Winter NAMM Show with a focus on the company's leadership transition to new CEO Mayumi Martinez.
On opening day of the 2014 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA, Hosa commemorated its 30 years in business by inviting its longest-standing dealers, including Sweetwater, Sam Ash, American Musical Supply, Alto Music and numerous others for a momentous toast. During the gathering, Martinez reiterated the company's focus on providing the best cables and connectors to the industry. "I've always been attracted to the opportunity to take what my father built from the ground up and elevate it," says Martinez. "While I can't replace his 47 years of knowledge in pro audio, I'm very fortunate to have a great team behind me with the technical expertise required to maintain our focus, which remains ensuring Hosa's success as a leading provider of cables, adaptors, and other connectivity products."
Hosa Technology has grown considerably during its three decades of operation. The company currently employs 40 people, ranging from customer service to sales and marketing, product development, shipping and receiving, and administration. The company's main office and warehouse are located in Buena Park, CA, but recently a second warehouse was opened in Taiwan to cater to the company's international customers. In addition, Hosa works with a total of 20 sales rep firms to support its domestic and international efforts.
Stemming from her family's competitive nature, Martinez said her goal for Hosa over the next five years is to double the company's sales, which means expanding beyond MI and pro audio, and adding more technology cables. She also plans to expand Goby Labs and Mogan Microphones, Hosa's other key brands. She sees the company's largest areas of growth to be in the AV integration industry, bridging the gap between audio and video.
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