Established in 1982 and listed on the American Stock Exchange, The Singing Machine Company Inc. designs, develops, and distributes a full line of consumer-oriented karaoke systems, music, youth electronics, musical instruments and accessories under The Singing Machine®, Motown®, Bratz™, SMDigital™ brand names. The first to provide karaoke systems for home entertainment in the United States, Singing Machine sells its products in North America, Europe, Australia, Central and South America.
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1. Machine Incorporated in 1982, The Singing Machine Company (OTCBB: SMDM) develops and distributes a full line of consumer-oriented karaoke machines and music under The Singing MachineTM and SoundX™ brand names. The first to provide karaoke systems for home entertainment in the United States, The Singing Machine is available in North America, Europe and Australia. The Singing Machine is also the first to offer digital music downloads for play on home karaoke machines. See www.singingmachine.com for more details.
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Gary Atkinson joined the Company in January 2008. Mr. Atkinson is a licensed attorney in the State of Florida and Georgia and serves as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. He graduated from the University of Rochester with a Bachelors Degree in Economics and has been awarded a dual-degree J.D./M.B.A. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law and Weatherhead School of Management.
Bernardo Melo has been with the Company since February 2003 and has served as the Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing ("VP of Sales") since 2008. During his tenure at the Singing Machine, Mr. Melo has overseen the sales and operations of the music division as well as managed the customer service department. Before taking over the responsibility of VP of Sales, Mr. Melo held dual roles with the Company managing the operations, licensing and sales of the music division while concentrating on hardware sales for the Latin America and Canada market as well as key U.S. accounts such as Toys R'Us. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Melo held a consulting role for Rewards Network formerly Idine. Mr. Melo's assignment during his tenure was improving their operational procedures while increasing efficiencies and lowering operating cost. Mr. Melo also worked at Coverall North America as Director of Sales managing a start up initiative for the company covering 15 regional office and 40 sales reps across North America focusing on franchise sales. Overall Mr. Melo has over 10 years of sales, marketing and management experience.
Lionel Marquis joined the Company in June 2008 as Controller and Principal Accounting Officer. For the past 15 years Mr. Marquis has served as Controller and or Chief Financial Officer for several manufacturing and distribution companies in the South Florida area . Some of these companies include Computer Products, Inc (Artesyn Technologies Inc), U S Plastic Lumber Corporation, Casi-Rusco, (division of Interlogix Inc.), DHF Industries, Inc and Ingear Fashions, Inc. Mr. Marquis graduated from Bryant College with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration with a major in accounting. Mr. Marquis is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Florida.
The Singing Machine Company Inc.
6301 NW 5th Way, Suite 2900
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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