Three businesses related to the familiar Orban brand announced the settlement of a years-long legal dispute.
According to the announcement, Orban Labs Inc., Circuit Research Labs Inc. and Orban Europe GmbH settled issues stemming from DaySequerra’s purchase of Orban in 2016. The announcement also lays out the future roles of several executives familiar to Orban customers.
The companies said ownership of Orban Europe GmbH and all other worldwide Orban assets are being transferred to Orban Labs today, May 12.
As part of the settlement, Orban Labs President David Day said, “We are streamlining our sales order processing and inventory management by combining our businesses worldwide into one operation. We are making these changes to better serve Orban’s loyal customers and dealers.” He said production will continue in Germany and that Orban products will continue to carry five-year warranties.
Day also announced the promotion of Peter Lee to senior vice president, global sales. Roger Sales continues as managing director of Orban Europe GmbH.
The statement quoted Lee: “I welcome the opportunity to provide the best customer sales and technical support in the industry working with our U.S., German and Netherlands staff.” He said all Orban processors continue to be designed and engineered by Bob Orban and his design team.
Orban Labs also appointed CRLI, operated by Jay Brentlinger, as a U.S. dealer for Orban radio products. CRLI will also provide parts, service and support for older, legacy Orban products from the Optimod 8400 and earlier. Day noted that some Orban products from the 1970s are still in service.