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Chris Rhodes, Operations Director, Warwick Audio Technologies

Business improvement specialist Chris Rhodes has joined Warwick Audio Technologies as its Operations Director.

Chris ran his own business improvement consultancy business and was previously CEO of Centurion Electronics where he restructured the loss-making consumer electronics company into one of the most respected suppliers of automotive in-car entertainment systems.

His appointment at Warwick Audio Technologies comes at an exciting time for the business which is developing innovative flat, flexible loudspeakers for use in a wide range of different markets.


“My priority for Warwick Audio Technologies is to ensure it takes advantage of the technology that’s been developed so far,” says Chris.

“We want to exploit all the application opportunities that undoubtedly exist, ranging from automotive to advertising.”


Prior to joining Warwick Audio, Chris held a number of key positions with major international companies. Between 1988 and 1998 he held senior management positions with the automotive industry supplier Valeo, where he led the business expansion activities in a number of its divisions. He moved to Johnson Controls Incorporated in 1998, where he was rapidly promoted to Vice-President and General Manager of a £600 million annual revenue division.


From 2004 – 2010 Chris was CEO of portable DVD supplier, Centurion Electronics. Responsible for refocusing the business and growing its automotive client base, Chris succeeded in attracting £3 million in investment for the company, with a huge increase in its potential revenue. He went on to form Verto Management, where he implemented numerous financial improvement projects on behalf of clients operating in a wide variety of international market sectors.