Italian Speaker Imports (I.S.I.) has announced the addition of Tracy Brefka as its new Special Programs Manager. A music retail veteran, Brefka has over 25 years in the industry. In addition to extensive sales expertise and an outstanding reputation, he brings a passion for customer service – and for music – to the role. Italian Speaker Imports is the exclusive U.S. distributor of FBT, and is located in Armonk, New York.
“Having Tracy in this role has been fantastic,” said John Krupa, President and Owner of the company. “His reputation in the industry is second to none; there’s just no one better. Between his years of experience, his personality and his exceptional work ethic, anyone can see why he has such an outstanding reputation among his colleagues and with dealers. We’re lucky to have him and fully expect that his contributions to Italian Speaker Imports will be a great benefit to our growing company.”
With over 25 years of music retail industry experience, Brefka ran the gamut at Audio-Technica, where he spent the bulk of his career. Rising in the ranks from inside sales (both consumer and pro divisions) to assistant sales management and management, accepting a position with Italian Speaker Imports has been both a logical and welcome “next step” for him.
“I’ve known John Krupa for about 20 years now and have always respected him,” said Brefka. “His integrity and knowledge of the business make him successful at everything he’s done, and people trust him just like I do. I wanted to work with him, and having the chance to step into a company of this caliber, to help them to grow and make a mark of my own is just the icing on the cake. As for FBT, it’s superior to so many other products out there with regard to sound quality, components, how they’re built. Because FBT is so dedicated to quality and Italian Speaker Imports has that same dedication to customer service, it’s a perfect fit for me. It’s a product – and a company – that I can stand behind and believe in.”