Diversified Electronics, Inc. is a family owned and operated business that began when CEO John V. Thornton bought the business in April 1986 after having worked with the previous owner for fifteen (15) years. John’s career initially began with Motorola where he worked for nine years. His position as Motorola’s Southeastern & Southwestern Parts Manager helped him launch his new business. Now, twenty-five (25) years after he purchased it, Diversified Electronics is one of four fast growing divisions. The company and its sister companies have grown and expanded over the years and currently have over 80 employees in four locations in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina with three professionally staffed service centers. John and his sons, Johnny and Chris, manage the Diversified sales and service centers and two divisions; Diversified Electronics of South Carolina, and Racing Radios. John is also a managing partner in SPEAR Labs, LLC.