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AVAD Announces Hurricane Relief Efforts for Fort Lauderdale Vendopalooza

October 12, 2017

Dealers can support the American Red Cross and the Humane Society of Puerto Rico at the Ft. Lauderdale event

Scottsdale, AZ – October 12, 2017 – AVAD LLC, North America’s leading provider of solutions for the residential and commercial custom installation markets, announces Hurricane Irma and Maria relief efforts for Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and the Caribbean for the Fort Lauderdale Vendopalooza.

AVAD will host their annual Vendopalooza in Ft. Lauderdale this year and will include efforts to support the American Red Cross and the Humane Society of Puerto Rico in support of those impacted by recent hurricanes. To participate, AVAD asks dealers to bring the following items to support the American Red Cross: canned goods, bottled water, blankets, first aid supplies, clothes, retail gift cards and monetary donations. In addition, to support the Humane Society of Puerto Rico, dealers can bring the following: blankets, food, bottled water, animal beds and crates, retail gift cards and online monetary donations.

The Ft. Lauderdale Vendopalooza will take place on October 18th, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the SCP Parking Lot, located at 3490 SW 30th Ave., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312. Dealers attending the event will have the opportunity to meet first-hand with over 40 vendors, participate in vendor sponsored trainings and enter to win a 55” LG OLED TV, a Samsung 55Q7F, or over 30 other giveaways. Free lunch will be provided for attendees. For more information, please visit  www.avad.com/news/vendopalooza/

“With the devastating events that have happened across this region within the last month, we were compelled to help out where we could," said Seth Evenson, Director of Customer Experience Management for AVAD. “We invite our dealers in the Ft. Lauderdale area to help support those affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria by bringing in donations and any donation, large or small, is welcome.”

For more information on AVAD, please visit http://www.avad.com in the U.S. or http://www.avadcanada.ca in Canada. Connect with AVAD on FacebookTwitter and YouTube for the latest promotions and news.

About AVAD LLC
With locations throughout North America, AVAD is one of the most recognized brands in the fast-growing system integration market and offers a comprehensive line of premium solutions for video, audio, networking, HVAC, lighting control, security, home automation, digital signage, system design and other products needed by professional installers. Further differentiating its services, AVAD invests in the business tools, technical support and services that integrators need to grow their businesses, including the fully transactional AVAD Mobile smartphone application providing integrators on-the-go access to AVAD products and value-added tools.

Media Contact:
Morgan Roush, Public Relations Manager
Marketing Matters
Tel: 954-925-1511 ext. 1
Email: morgan@marketingmatters.net
Web: http://www.marketingmatters.net

AVAD Promotes Timo Hildebrandt to Director of Vendor Business Management

October 12, 2017

Hildebrandt will play Integral role in continuing to expand AVAD’s market-leading line card

Scottsdale, AZ – October 12, 2017 – AVAD LLC, North America’s leading provider of solutions for the residential and commercial custom installation markets, announces the promotion of Timo Hildebrandt to the position of Director of Vendor Business Management.

Timo Hildebrandt has been an asset to AVAD for the past five years, working his way from a Sales Associate at the Van Nuys branch to Branch Manager and, most recently, Senior Vendor Business Manager. In his role as a Senior Vendor Business Manager, Hildebrandt has played a key role in developing and facilitating profitable partnerships for AVAD and vendor partners, as well as managing new vendor selection, including the many new vendor announcements from AVAD this year including LG, Integra, Onkyo, Suera, Hikvision, Klipsch, Jamo and others. In his new role as Director of Vendor Business Management, Hildebrandt will lead the VBM group and take direct responsibility supporting Jon Zabel for all vendor relations with branded suppliers, promotions and training, as well as line extensions for AVAD’s house brands, ProConnect and Pro Flex.

“As AVAD’s Director of Vendor Business Management, I look forward to continuing to work with many of our vendor partners, as well as grow new partnerships to continue to provide our dealers with high-quality, industry leading products,” said Timo Hildebrandt, Director of Vendor Business Management for AVAD. “As a former sales associate and branch manager, I have worked with many of our dealers on a sales level and I understand the products they need to grow their businesses, which we at AVAD will continue to provide to them.”

“We congratulate Timo Hildebrandt on his promotion to Director of Vendor Business Management," said Jon Zabel, VP of Sales and Vendor Management for AVAD. “Timo has played an integral role in AVAD’s expansive growth through the addition of new vendor partners and has a deep technical understanding to advocate our Vendor Brand partner’s product offerings to both our internal associates and the dealer base.”

For more information on AVAD, please visit http://www.avad.com in the U.S. or http://www.avadcanada.ca in Canada. Connect with AVAD on FacebookTwitter and YouTube for the latest promotions and news.

About AVAD LLC
With locations throughout North America, AVAD is one of the most recognized brands in the fast-growing system integration market and offers a comprehensive line of premium solutions for video, audio, networking, HVAC, lighting control, security, home automation, digital signage, system design and other products needed by professional installers. Further differentiating its services, AVAD invests in the business tools, technical support and services that integrators need to grow their businesses, including the fully transactional AVAD Mobile smartphone application providing integrators on-the-go access to AVAD products and value-added tools.

Media Contact:
Morgan Roush, Public Relations Manager
Marketing Matters
Tel: 954-925-1511 ext. 1
Email: morgan@marketingmatters.net
Web: http://www.marketingmatters.net

AVAD Appoints Gordon Isaac as Director of Sales

October 09, 2017

Industry Veteran Brings Years of Sales Experience to AVAD

Scottsdale, AZ – October 9, 2017 – AVAD LLC, North America’s leading provider of solutions for the residential and commercial custom installation markets, is pleased to announce the appointment of Gordon Isaac as its new Director of Sales.

Gordon Isaac joins AVAD after many successful years at Core Brands where he served as National Director of Sales. While at Core Brands, Gordon was responsible for leading the national custom installation sales team, consisting of over 50 direct and independent employees, and serving over 3000 customers across North America. Prior to his engagement at Core Brands, Isaac worked as a regional sales leader for industry notables, Crestron Electronics and Bose Corporation. Gordon got his start as the Manager at Ultimate Electronics and moved on to serve as Chief Operating Officer for a large regional custom installation integrator. Isaac brings, to AVAD, over two decades of leadership and a proven track record of success in the custom integration market. Gordon will lead AVAD’s sales initiatives as it tackles the next phase of its transformation. In addition, he will be responsible for continuing to cultivate knowledgeable internal teams in order to provide best in class service and grow AVAD’s footprint in the custom installation markets.

“With nearly 25 years in the consumer electronics and custom installation industry, I’m very familiar with AVAD’s market-leading position,” said Gordon Isaac, Director of Sales for AVAD. “In my new position, I look forward to using my years of experience to lead the sales side of AVAD’s transformation. Working together with AVAD’s respected sales team and dealer base, I am committed to improving AVAD’s dealer engagement, satisfaction and effectiveness across its North American operations.”

“We’re excited to welcome Gordon Isaac to AVAD," said Jon Zabel, VP of Sales and Vendor Management for AVAD. “We’re confident that Gordon will play a critical role in enhancing and strengthening AVAD’s sales strategy and execution as we seek to provide dealers with cutting edge solutions and market leading service. As AVAD completes its transformation since being purchased from Ingram Micro, we continue to demonstrate our investment and commitment to personnel and programs that provide our dealers with best in class products, technology and service.”

For more information on AVAD, please visit http://www.avad.com in the U.S. or http://www.avadcanada.ca in Canada. Connect with AVAD on FacebookTwitter and YouTube for the latest promotions and news.

About AVAD LLC
With locations throughout North America, AVAD is one of the most recognized brands in the fast-growing system integration market and offers a comprehensive line of premium solutions for video, audio, networking, HVAC, lighting control, security, home automation, digital signage, system design and other products needed by professional installers. Further differentiating its services, AVAD invests in the business tools, technical support and services that integrators need to grow their businesses, including the fully transactional AVAD Mobile smartphone application providing integrators on-the-go access to AVAD products and value-added tools.

Media Contact:
Morgan Roush, Public Relations Manager
Marketing Matters
Tel: 954-925-1511 ext. 1
Email: morgan@marketingmatters.net
Web: http://www.marketingmatters.net

AVAD Introduces Mobile App Enhancements for Android and Apple Devices

October 03, 2017

Dealers can now chat utilize Live Chat and access orders right from their mobile device with AVAD Mobile App

Scottsdale, AZ – October 3, 2017 – AVAD LLC, North America’s leading provider of solutions for the residential and commercial custom installation markets, announces enhancements to the AVAD Mobile App, available for download in the Android Google Play and the Apple App Store.

These new enhancements allow AVAD Mobile App users to quickly access their account details and order history from anywhere, whether they’re at a job-site or at their office, to provide them with added convenience and efficiency. AVAD Mobile still features the ability to purchase and search products on the go, as well as now offering the ability to locate an AVAD branch nearby, or chat live with an AVAD associate. The app features the latest products and promotions from AVAD, which is continuously updated, as well as a full listing of events and trainings nearby. AVAD Mobile is another example of AVAD’s continuous investment in knowledge, service and technology to provide dealers with an unparalleled experience.

“AVAD Mobile has continued to be an integral resource for many of our dealers looking for the convenience of ordering product, getting prices, and accessing their AVAD account," said Seth Evenson, Director of Customer Experience Management for AVAD. “With these new enhancements to AVAD Mobile, dealers can also now check their order history, whether they generated from the app, website, or a an AVAD Branch, as well as chat live with our own associates, from anywhere. We look forward to hearing our dealers valued-feedback as we continue to update the app with our dealers benefit in mind.”

For more information on AVAD, please visit http://www.avad.com in the U.S. or http://www.avadcanada.ca in Canada. Connect with AVAD on FacebookTwitter and YouTube for the latest promotions and news.

About AVAD LLC
With locations throughout North America, AVAD is one of the most recognized brands in the fast-growing system integration market and offers a comprehensive line of premium solutions for video, audio, networking, HVAC, lighting control, security, home automation, digital signage, system design and other products needed by professional installers. Further differentiating its services, AVAD invests in the business tools, technical support and services that integrators need to grow their businesses, including the fully transactional AVAD Mobile smartphone application providing integrators on-the-go access to AVAD products and value-added tools.

Media Contact:
Morgan Roush, Public Relations Manager
Marketing Matters
Tel: 954-925-1511 ext. 1
Email: morgan@marketingmatters.net
Web: http://www.marketingmatters.net