Brief: Former Sony VP Joins Kickstarter-Success FreeWavz as CEO

Today, FreeWavz, the developer of smart ear wearable technology announces the appointment of Mike Kahn as CEO. Kahn brings more than 25 years of sales and marketing experience in the consumer electronics industry to the FreeWavz team.

Most recently, Kahn came as Vice President of Partnership Marketing and General Manager of their Mobile Audio, Shelf Audio, Portable Audio and Alpha Camera Systems groups at Sony Electronics. He introduced a variety of new products to the market. He was also awarded with an induction to Sony’s prestigious Samurai Society for his vast contributions.

FREEWAVZKahn stated, “With many years in the CE industry, I was searching for a company that is driving true innovation in its industry. FreeWavz incorporates cutting edge biometric and Bluetooth technology into perfectly fitting earphones, providing freedom from all those annoying wires and cords. It is a perfect fit with my experience in wearable audio.  I am happy to join this notable team as it shoots to the next level.”

Kahn is also the immediate past President of the Photo Manufacturers and Distributors Association (PMDA), and member of the Board of Directors for the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) Digital Imaging Group.

FREEWAVZFreeWavz  is a fitness-focused consumer electronics company based out of Melbourne, Fla., developing smart wearables for the ears. Its first product, FreeWavz, a smart earphone with integrated fitness monitoring and Bluetooth technology, was successfully funded through Kickstarter in August 2014 and expects to start shipping in February 2015. Stay in-touch with FreeWavz through Facebook and Twitter.

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