Nortek Security & Control LLC (NSC) and Core Brands LLC, whose portfolio includes Gefen, Furman and Xantech, have announced a strategic merger that combines the two organizations’ resources. According to the principals, the combined company, now operating as NSC, will offer a suite of connected solutions and business programs. NSC is headed by President Mike O’Neal. Core Brands’ President, Joe Roberts, now assumes responsibility for driving product vision across the new NSC company as Executive VP of Marketing & Innovation.
O’Neal said, “The combination of NSC and Core Brands helps us serve our customers with [a] suite of solutions for the commercial and residential control, security, entertainment, access and personal wellness markets. Joe Roberts and I share a strong commitment to our customers, which will guide the innovation we develop into our products, services and programs.”