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CE Pro Podcast Holiday Edition: Editors’ Picks from 2020

The CE Pro Podcast welcomed guests from all areas of the custom industry – integrators, manufacturers, associations, distributors and more – in our first year.

CE Pro Editors · December 29, 2020

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Distributor Exertis Adds JB&A to Pro AV Portfolio

Global distributor Exertis expands commercial/resimercial capabilities and reach in North America with JB&A acquisition announcement.

CE Pro Editors · December 22, 2020

Nationwide Marketing Announces Spring Virtual Show

If there’s one thing that Nationwide Marketing Group and its community of members and vendor partners learned during the October Virtual PrimeTime show, it’s that, even in the face of a global pandemic, it is possible to pull off an all-digital educational and buying show while driving record-setting engagement. Nationwide will look to build on […]

Robert Archer · December 22, 2020

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Catalyst AV Network Appoints Sami Al-Saadi to Board

The Catalyst AV network of nine independent consumer electronics distributors has welcomed its newest board member, Sami Al-Saadi of Just In Time Distribution in Michigan. Al-Saadi joins the existing board members of Catalyst AV who serve the residential and professional AV channels; The Catalyst AV Board of Directors consists of Brett Neiderman (Tech Source); Rich Radimer […]

Robert Archer · December 17, 2020

DOW Electronics to Acquire Arizona-Based Distributor AV Warehouse

DOW Electronics’ acquisition of AV Warehouse will provide DOW with an expanded customer base now stretching into New Mexico and the Las Vegas metro area.

CE Pro Editors · December 11, 2020

CE Pro Podcast luxury clients Just Add Power Blackwire TYM

CE Pro Podcast #36: Level Up Your Luxury Client Experience Game

Matt Montgomery of TYM Smart Homes & Home Theaters, Just Add Power’s Taft Stricklin and Cody Crossland of distributor BlackWire Designs shed light on dealing with VIPs.

Arlen Schweiger · December 11, 2020

D&H Distributing

D&H Distributing Reports 15% to 25% Sales Boost Every Month in 2020 Since April

Distributor credits its ‘buy online – pick-up in-store’ strategy with helping boost key categories, including outdoor, kitchen and gaming.

Jason Knott · December 10, 2020

Rep Firm Lucas Sales Group adds Josh.ai

Lucas Sales Group has just been selected to become the exclusive Josh.AI representative for Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas. Josh.ai systems support natural language voice commands while connecting homeowners with every potential aspect of their home for remote access. The rep firm points out that from home networking to human-centric lighting, touchless controls and hidden […]

Robert Archer · November 20, 2020

SnapAV adds Atlona Velocity and Omega Series Products

Building upon their existing partnership, SnapAV is adding Atlona’s Velocity AV Control System and Omega Series products to its inventory of solutions. SnapAV says that by adding the Velocity and Omega series products, it is expanding its ability to serve as a one-stop-shop for dealers.  “Atlona’s products are the go-to choice for many residential and commercial AV industry […]

Robert Archer · November 19, 2020

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Linda Ferguson Co-Founder of Western Sales and Marketing Passes

Linda Ferguson, 73, of Carlsbad Calif., passed away on Oct. 23 after a long illness. Ferguson was the co-founder with her husband and industry legend, Doug Ferguson of Western Sales and Marketing located in Newport Beach, California. Western Sales and Marketing was one of the most successful rep firms and distributors in the country carrying […]

Robert Archer · November 18, 2020