Michael M. Somma, founder and innovator of Metra Electronics dies aged 94

By | December 15, 2021

Michael M. Somma Death – Cause of Death – Founder and innovator of Metra Electronics, Mr. Michael M. Somma has unexpectedly passed away. Metra Electronics (Holly Hill, Florida) is an American automotive electronics company established in 1949, specializing in audio electronics systems and 12-volt accessories. Metra is an international electronics company, with the following global technology partnerships: Bluetrek; design and production of wireless communication devices such as Bluetooth headsets and car-kit speakerphones; VIBE Car Audio (British car audio brand).

Somma graduated from the Brooklyn Technical School, where he learned electrical and mechanical engineering skills. He opened a television sales and service shop with his brother-in-law, Sal Izzo, after serving proudly and with honor in the United States Navy in World War II. Reports states that Somma built and sold his first television when he was in school, which became his first official TV sale.

Circumstances surrounding the passing of Somma was not mentioned to the public at the time of this publication. He will be greatly missed. The funeral arrangements and obituary will be released by his family at a later date.

Metra Electronics said in a tweet; “It is with great sadness and tremendous respect that Metra announces the passing of its founder & innovator, Mr. Michael M. Somma. Metra’s president, Bill Jones, offered a tribute to honor the life of Mr. Somma…”

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