Leadership

Jamie Fraser President & CEO

Jamie Fraser began his career in the flight simulation business, building fixed based flight and maintenance trainers for F18, F-15, H-46, 747, A320 among other airframes. Following 11 years of fun with aviation technology, and having completed his MBA, Jamie was recruited by Amphenol Corp (APH on NYSE) where he delivered growth and profitability across multiple industries and products through organic growth and multiple acquisitions on his way to becoming Senior Vice President and Group General Manager, Interconnect Systems. Another 11 years later Jamie made the move from Amphenol to Northern Digital, where, as President and CEO, he and his team grew their image guided surgery technology straight through the Great Recession achieving 4 times growth in 3.5 years. Northern Digital was sold to Roper Technologies, ROP on NYSE in 2011, where Jamie advised Roper through the transition before moving to Laborie Medical Technologies serving as Executive Chairman and Interim CEO. Laborie was sold in 2016 having grown 5 times through organic and add-on acquisitions during his 4.5 years.
When not driving for higher growth, he and his wife spend their time flying their general aviation airplane, scuba diving, and being kids again with their 6 grandchildren.

Steve Verano CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

With more than ten years managing the financial reports at AAMP, Steve has shown the energy, enthusiasm and complete dedication that has helped AAMP grow from a family-owned small company to the powerhouse company it has now become.

In his over twenty years of financial management experience, Steve has become known for being a conscientious and goals-oriented team player. He settles for nothing short of excellence in all that he does, and his staff recognizes that as a model. Steve is constantly looking for ways to enhance productivity and to generate a sense of initiative in those around him. He truly works to implement positive change on a daily basis.

Prior to AAMP, Steve managed financial operations at several companies including Metlife and American Express. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the State University of New York at Albany.

When Steve is not at AAMP, he is often spending time with his wonderful family including his wife and two energetic daughters. They enjoy sailing, museums, and adventure vacations. One of his Steve’s life goals is to visit every single one of America's National Parks. With just the Everglades, Mount Rainier and Glacier Bay parks under his belt, Steve has a long way to go.

Scott Forst President, Americas

Scott Forst is the President, Americas of AAMP Global, responsible for leading AAMP's largest business footprint: North & South America. In this role Scott is not only responsible for driving the strategic product development roadmap, but also AAMP's go-to-market efforts, and strategic partnerships across all sales channels including mass retailers, 12-volt specialists, distributors, and OEM partners. He comes to AAMP from Generations Brands, a global supplier of Decorative Lighting and Ceiling fans, where he served as the Vice President of Sales for the Feiss Lighting and Monte Carlo Fan division. Prior to Generation Brands Scott served in management, sales and marketing roles at Hunter Fan Company working for both Hunter Fan Company and Casablanca Fan Company. He received his bachelors degree from Florida State University. He spends his free time with his wife Hillary and his son Hudson.

Brad Chapple EVP/GM Safety

Brad Chapple is the Executive Vice President / General Manager of Safety at AAMP Global.  In a world where road accidents are commonplace, Brad’s team of focused engineers, product strategists, sales and marketing, drive a category that is positively impacting people’s lives with technology. This includes strategy, design, development, product mix, personnel, training and support for sales channels including mass retailers, 12-volt specialists, distributors, and OEM partners of vehicle safety solutions.

Prior to AAMP Brad co-founded and served as CEO and President of Intraphex, a company specializing in the development and manufacturing of in-vehicle safety and infotainment technology. Intraphex’s quickly grew and was acquired by AAMP Global in 2013.

He received his bachelors degree from Michigan State University.

In his spare time Brad can be found spending time with his family attending his children’s sporting events, traveling, or enjoying his personal hobby, Flying General Aviation Airplanes.

Marie Still GM/EVP Audio Growth hacking before it was cool.

There aren't many things as moving as music. It can change a mood, spark nostalgia, define a moment. Our team of  marketers,product developers, and audio engineers, appreciate music, and how important it is for humans of all types, which is why we build solutions that bring precise, beautiful, goose bump inducing musical reproduction to any vehicle, on road, off road and off shore.

As GM/EVP of Audio and Distributed brands, Marie leads a team of marketing, product development, events and customer training gladiators. Our team designs, develops, manufacturers and markets high performance audio systems and accessories and smartphone connectivity grab and go solutions. Additionally we lead the strategic brand positioning and go to market strategy for Phoenix Gold, Stinger and iSimple.

A BA in English and an MBA in Marketing, speaker, brand builder, and  digital media addict, she started her career at AAMP running global marketing as CMO. Her previous life was in CPG where she served as Sr. Director of Strategic Initiatives at Catalina. Kicking off her career in the interactive advertising world, with the last gig being the Director of Marketing for the multi-billion dollar AOL.  In her spare time she enjoys long walks to the Starbucks line, purging stress on the yoga mat, throwing up heavy weights, binge watching crime documentaries on Netflix and raising the four most awesome minions.

Brett Riggs EVP / GM OF INFOTAINMENT AND INSTALLATION

Brett Riggs leads infotainment and installation at AAMP Global, providing the strategic direction for these growing categories.  Brett started with PAC in 1995 when OEM integration and vehicle interfacing were becoming an everyday occurrence for the mobile installer.  Having a BS in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University and previously worked for Delco Electronics Corp. gives him a perspective of OEM integration and infotainment from both sides of the fence. Under Brett’s leadership PAC has become a leader in the field of aftermarket integration products and continues to offer the aftermarket audio / video market daily solutions to their needs. PAC’s patented Steering Wheel Control Interface (SWI-X) was developed by Brett and the expanding line of steering wheel control interfaces continue to sell thousands of units monthly emphasizing the need for solutions for the aftermarket industry.  In his spare time Brett enjoys woodworking, car restoration and home remodeling.

Nathan Wincek VP & GM of Integration Products Division

Nathan Wincek leads the strategic direction, to include product, technology, and go-to-market for AAMP's integration category. Additionally Nathan oversees engineering for all categories. A business marketing and product development professional with over 20 years experience in product, project, and business management, he is an innovative and proven problem solver and leader who believes that the only difference between crisis and opportunity is your attitude.

Nathan enjoys the application of critical thinking and creativity that’s required to seek out the product opportunity from an understanding of the customer’s perspective, their challenge to the product solution and how to leverage technology to provide the right product at the right price and performance.

Nathan has an established history with both AAMP and the 12 volt industry, the owner of three patents, Nathan was also the original creator of product development at AAMP, helping to lead the shift from distributor to product manufacturer.

Outside of his career, Nathan enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife of 16 years, Michele, and their son Nathan Jr. He also enjoys life on two wheels as an avid cyclist logging an average 100 miles per week, or you can find him enjoying the Florida roads on his motorcycle.

Herb Brown Senior Vice President Sales

Herb Brown, Senior Vice President of Sales at AAMP Global, has 25 years of experience in the vehicle entertainment industry; 23 of them with AAMP. In his current role, Herb oversees a fourteen member direct staff of hungry sales warriors,  eight domestic rep firms employing over twenty individual field sales reps that cover the continental US, and the in-field AAMP sales team: Team Phantom.

He began his career with AAMP in 1992 with a dynamic goal of making sure every customer fully understood and experienced the value of high level service as well as industry leading products. Herb received top sales awards as a sales associate and was promoted to National Sales Manager before being named Vice President of Sales.

An experienced industry professional that pushes his team to permeate the AAMP brand across all sales channels with a strong foundational belief in relationship selling. He and his wife's free time is mostly spent at high School Baseball, Football, or Golf matches watching their two sons compete. He is also an umpire instructor for high school and Little League baseball.

Katie Quinn Global Human Resources Manager

Katie Quinn is AAMP’s Global Human Resources Manager, where she is responsible to AAMP’s most important resource, humans! Katie oversees culture, talent acquisition, benefits administration, and HR compliance. Katie spent the last five years managing top legal talent for Arnall Golden Gregory, LLP in both Washington, D.C. and Atlanta, GA.  She has a Bachelor’s Degree in History from University of South Florida, a Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management from Georgetown University, and a former AmeriCorps VISTA! When she is not traveling the world, you can find her baking sugary sweets to share, hiking with her four-legged puppy pal Paisley, or watching college football – Go Bulls!

Julie Julian Director of Purchasing

Julie Julian, brings a extensive amount of experience and passion to her role of Director of Purchasing.  She has been serving AAMP Global for the past 22 years and is equipped with a substantial knowledge of customer care & supply chain management. Motivated and inspired by the drive to deliver the highest caliber of solutions to AAMP's retail partners, she leads her team with a focus on quality, efficiency, with a focus on bolstering profitability for retailers. An avid seeker of knowledge, she is always in quest of ways to learn new things about the industry with an aim to grow as a professional. Gifted with a remarkable set of leadership skills, Julie’s primary objective is to work on the self-development of the team members with an aim to assist them in unveiling their true potential. As a leader, Julie believes in leading by example and is always on the lookout for an opportunity to create a better example for the team members to follow. Besides this, Julie is a proud mother of a 5 years old girl Isabella and is married to a wonderful man name Ryan. She greatly cherishes spending time with the family and loves to hit the road in the RV (of course enhanced with AAMP solutions!).

John Bell Managing Director Europe

 Since joining his first Car Audio and Electronics company in 1982, John has been passionate about in-car electronics. Joining Armour in 2005 as Operations Director his responsibilities included all aspects of Purchasing, Warehousing, Logistics and Manufacturing. In 2015, John took on the expanded role of Global Operations Director, where he oversees logistics, operations and purchasing globally. Prior to joining AAMP, John has held various leadership positions in sales and operations within the mobile electronics industry. Today he manages the European Operation for AAMP Global.

A father to four children, two who have flown the nest currently advancing their careers in IT and Journalism and two are still at home. Being a family of animal lovers he has a Dog, 4 Rabbits, 5 Rats and a tank full of Tropical Fish. In his spare time John can be found spending time with his family on bike rides, horse riding, swimming, walking and playing board games, or enjoying his personal hobby, Flying RC Helicopters.

Don Tolson Finance Director - AAMP Europe

Don Tolson, Finance Director of AAMP Europe, has spent over 20 years in senior finance roles, across a range of industries. Don joined Armour Automotive (now AAMP Europe) in 2004 as the Finance Director responsible for Finance, Administration, HR and IT in the UK and the Nordics. Don has significant experience and knowledge in management and financial reporting, information technology, accounting, finance, capital management and HR.

Prior to joining Armour, Don was the Finance Director for Palmers Ltd, a scaffolding and specialist coatings company, mainly operating in the petrochemical, oil and power sectors. Palmers is a subsidiary of the German industrial giant Thyssen Krupp, which owns more than 650 companies across the world. In this role, Don also had operational responsibility for a number of the business units.

Don started his career at Selwood Ltd, a manufacturing and plant hire company, owned at the time by the British multinational industrial conglomerate and FTSE100 company BTR. The culture at Selwood was of strong financial management and the accounting teams were core to this ethos, being involved across all aspect of the business. This gave Don an excellent grounding and training of business KPI’s at an early age.

Don is a qualified Chartered Management Accountant, he studied at the University of Southampton, completing his professional exams in 1991.

Don is married to Clare and has 3 children and in his spare time he enjoys spending time outdoors, cycling, scuba diving and hiking and led a team of Armour colleagues on the 3 peaks challenge, which involves climbing the highest peaks in England, Scotland and Wales are climbed in a 24 hour period.

When time allows Don also likes to go for a fast blast on his Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle.

Shaun Findley TECHNICAL DIRECTOR - EUROPE

Shaun Findley, Technical Director at AAMP Global Europe, is an industry veteran with over 30 years of experience. Cutting his teeth on the shop floor and working his way up, provides him with a unique feel for customers’ requirements. Shaun’s extensive career is marked with the successful development of award winning products across the automotive sector, including blue chip, multinational and luxury brands as well as value ranges. Most notably in vehicle security, remote start and Bluetooth hands-free.

Shaun leverages cutting edge technologies to drive the sector forwards, with a keen interest in sustainable energy and the environment, and of course having fun with gadgets. Shaun is the living embodiment of the saying 'find a job you love, and you'll never work a day in your life'.

When he is not developing leading edge products, Shaun can be found wrestling hair into buns, and discussing ballet techniques with his two young daughters, and every once and a while he gets a free moment to work on his home entertainment system to see just how loud the subs can go.