SOURCE: Koss Corporation

January 18, 2010 09:50 ET

David D. Smith Joins Koss as Executive Vice President-CFO

MILWAUKEE, WI--(Marketwire - January 18, 2010) - Koss Corporation (NASDAQ: KOSS), the U.S. based high-fidelity stereophone leader, has announced that David D. Smith has joined Koss Corporation as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and will function as the Company's Principal Accounting Officer. Mr. Smith has over 30 years of experience in financial management and business strategy in domestic and international markets.

Immediately prior to joining the Company, Mr. Smith was Vice President-Finance and CFO at Milsco Manufacturing, a division of Jason Inc., a leading U.S. manufacturer of seating solutions for motorcycles, lawn and garden tractors, off-road construction vehicles, and boats. From 2002 to 2006, Mr. Smith served in the same capacity at Alkar-Rapidpak, Inc., a subsidiary of Middleby Corporation.

"David Smith brings a successful track record to this position at Koss," Michael J. Koss, President and CEO, said today. "His extensive experience in finance, accounting, auditing, and international business will make an immediate contribution, and his leadership skills will be a great asset as we move into the future."

Earlier in his career, Mr. Smith served as Vice President and CFO at Morris Material Handling, and in a number of positions at Harnischfeger Industries including five years as Vice President and Controller for the P&H Material Handling division.

Mr. Smith, age 55, holds an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh, a BSBA in Accounting from Bucknell University, and he is a certified public accountant.

Koss Corporation markets a complete line of high-fidelity stereophone, speaker-phones, computer headsets, telecommunications headsets, active noise canceling stereophones, wireless stereophones, and compact disc recordings of American Symphony Orchestras on the Koss Classics label.

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    Michael J. Koss
    President & CEO
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