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Audio Active is Australia's leading distributor of premium audio-visual products. We import and market our brands to specialist retailers, custom design specialists and integrators, and we are the exclusive Australian distributor for Paradigm, Anthem, Sony (Projectors & Bravia CI), Martin Logan, Tannoy, Luxman, Austere, Theory, PRO Audio, Row One, and more.

Based in Port Melbourne, all at Audio Active share a passion for quality products and respect first rate engineering and technology. Our team has hundreds of years experience in the consumer electronics industry, in both the wholesale and retail sectors. Audio Active only supplies the best specialist and independent retailers and custom integrators across Australia, to ensure our partner brands are afforded optimal demonstration and after sales service.

Audio Active has received many awards including SmartHouse Distributor of the Year, 1st place in the SmartCompany Smart50 Awards, and BRW Fast Starter awards.

 

 

Key Staff

JEREMY BOURIS

Managing Director

Jeremy has a lifelong passion for quality audio and electronics products. He worked as a finance executive at JB Hi-Fi prior to launching Audio Active in 2010, and has previously operated an online hi-fi business and worked in JB Hi-Fi stores on the sales floor. Jeremy is a Chartered Accountant with Arts and Commerce degrees from The University of Melbourne, and he has worked as a consultant for professional services firms Deloitte, EY and PA Consulting.

 

MELANIE BOURIS

Director

Mel has over 15 years experience in Process Improvement and project management.  She has previously worked at NAB, Energy Australia and City of Port Phillip, and is specialised in Lean Six Sigma, and business transformation.  Mel is passionate about classical music and a movie enthusiast.  She is also a qualified piano teacher. 

 

BRUCE THIERBACH

General Manager Sales & Marketing

Bruce has over 30 years' experience in Consumer Electronics industry. Joining JB Hi-Fi in 1993, Bruce held senior executive and management roles in buying, marketing, sales, merchandising, training and operations. Over that time Bruce has worked with and grown most of today's leading international CE brands. With a passion for music and photography, Bruce believes that everyone should experience quality audio and video. To achieve this we must entertain and introduce our audience to quality brands, products and services.

 

ROB PEEBLES

Chief Financial Officer

Rob joined the Audio Active team in 2018, and comes with a wealth of experience from the luxury segment of the FMCG category having worked with drinks icon Moet Hennessy. Twenty years' experience as Financial Controller and Group Financial Controller with Domaine Chandon, Cloudy Bay and Cape Mentelle followed 5 years' experience with BHP and consultants EY. Rob is a Chartered Accountant and completed his Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Melbourne. Despite Rob's interest in 80's music, he does appreciate great sound systems.

 

PAUL McLEAN

National CI Manager

Paul has a 20+ year pedigree in electrical and electronics. He has a proven track record for delivering high quality solutions. Paul is passionate about making every business thrive and is commercially savvy. Qualified as an electrician, Paul takes great pride by demonstrating his innovation to design & engineering. A devotee to home cinema, he's respected by industry peers by partnering with cinema designs to enhance any room well above expectations. Paul's role is to oversee brand and solutions for the custom installation channel.

 

STEVE BEHRENS

Regional Sales Manager (NSW/QLD/ACT)

Steve has 20 years wholesale sale experience, starting out selling carpet, before moving into an on road sales role selling security products. Steve has spent the past 10 years working in the consumer electronics industry and has held sales roles with Grundig, Panasonic and more recently Synergy Audio.

 

COREY STEERS

Regional Sales Manager (VIC/SA/TAS)

Coming from New Zealand, Corey has been involved in the Hi-fi Audio and Consumer Electronics Industry for a number of years. Corey's experience comes from a variety of area's including Warehouse Person, Customer Services Manager and Sales Representative. Corey has been involved in Audio for most of his life, playing a number of instruments from an early age. After completing a Degree in Audio Engineering at M.A.I.N.Z (Music and Audio Institute of New Zealand), Corey continues to write and record music in his spare time.

 

TARKAN CEVIKER

Internal Sales Coordinator

Tarkan has been involved in the local AV Industry for the past ten years and has experience within large chain stores as well as specialist independent retailers. An advocate for all things audio, Tarkan completed Certificate IV in Music with a great focus on Performance and Production. Tarkan has also been a member of StereoNet Australia's Editorial Team, tasked with providing in-depth product reviews on a variety of audio products.

 

TRINH DOAN

Finance Officer

With her long service within the retail and accounts sectors, Trinh brings a fresh, young outlook to our world of sound and entertainment. Having been introduced to high quality audio from a young age, along with her experience within accounts, Trinh has honed her skills and passions to be a perfect fit within Audio Active. Her easy going and calm demeanor make her an excellent part of our continuously growing team of experienced professionals.

 

PATRICK CESARO

Technical Services Manager

Patrick has been in the electronics industry for over 30 years. Pat started out as an electronic technician and owned his own repair and service business for 10 years. Pat then moved into radio communications and most recently project co-ordinated the supply and installation of over 9000 two-way radios for the Victorian CFA Radio replacement Project. With the completion of the projects state rollout, Pat has moved on from managing up to 5 install teams and has come to join us at Audio Active.

 

KENT HARVEY

Sales Associate (WA)

Brings over 20 years of industry experience in both the wholesale and retail sectors. Kent lives and breathes great audio and is passionate about delivering excellent customer service. His experience will certainly enhance our team in the vibrant WA market.