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AVAD Executive Honored by Lutron Electronics

Extraordinary Sales and Program Implementation Performance Recognized

Van Nuys, Calif. – September 10, 2007 – AVAD, LLC, America‘s leading distributor of custom home electronics products, announced today that Wayne Ortner, vice president of AVAD metro east, was recognized by Lutron Electronics with a Radio RA Sales Excellence Award for Exemplary Sales Growth and Program Implementation. The award was presented at the annual Lutron AVAD PSP (Preferred System Providers) Reception on Friday, September 7 during the CEDIA Expo in Denver.

The Radio RA Sales Excellence Award is the highest honor awarded by Lutron. Ortner received the only Radio RA Sales Excellence Award of the year, and his performance speaks for itself. In each of the past two years, Ortner has obtained over 120 percent sales growth of Lutron products.

“We are very pleased to recognize Wayne Ortner for his excellent work in growing the Lutron brand,” said Blake Richetta, Lutron‘s home theater distributor sales channel supervisor – US and Canada and presenter of the award. “Typically it‘s the dealers who get awards, but in this case, we really wanted to acknowledge Wayne for his incredible performance. His efforts have resulted in extraordinary sales growth, and Lutron is honored to present Wayne with this award.”

“Achieving these results has been a synergistic combination of cooperation between the factory, Lutron reps and re-doubled efforts and focus by my group,” said Ortner. “It was a long building process, but the combination of these efforts and our excellent Lutron dealer network represents the greatest team in the country, and the results prove it. I am flattered that the award was given to me, but it‘s really a result of my team‘s hard work. I also want to acknowledge the excellent job Blake has done in setting up the sales agenda for each entire year, a year in advance.”

Lutron‘s AVAD PSP Reception hosted 300 people, including AVAD employees and representatives from Lutron. Ortner was honored in front of his customers, co-workers and Lutron counterparts.

In Brief: Release Summary
• Wayne Ortner, vice president of AVAD metro east, was recognized by Lutron Electronics with a Radio RA Sales Excellence Award for Exemplary Sales Growth and Program Implementation.
• The Radio RA Sales Excellence Award is the highest honor awarded by Lutron.
• In each of the past two years, Ortner has obtained over 120% sales growth of Lutron products.

About AVAD, LLC

AVAD, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ingram Micro, Inc., is the most complete home integration solutions provider in the United States. Its in-depth technology offering of the most trusted names and progressive continuing education programs provide all the support necessary to design and implement complete home solutions. AVAD stocks products for home theater, lighting controls, distributed audio/video, central vacuum, and more for just-in-time delivery from each of its 37+ locations nationwide and in Canada. With complete technical training and certification for industry hallmarks like CEDIA‘s Installer Level I and Level II Certification, AVAD is unparalleled in its commitment to expanding dealers‘ bottom line.

AVAD exemplifies this concept with the Dealer to Builder (D2B) program, which links members of its 10,000+ dealer corps with homebuilders across the United States to outfit new homes with in-demand, cutting-edge electronic systems.

AVAD is dedicated to dealer education, training and skill advancement, as evident by AVAD University‘s over 450 online and classroom continuing education classes held each year.

Product lines that AVAD distributes and supports include: Acme Brackets, APC, Aprilaire, Artison, Atlantic Technology, Belden, Bose, Carlon, ChannelPlus, Coleman Cable, H-P Products/Dirt Devil, Central Vacuum Systems, D-Link, Draper, Encore!, Fujitsu, Gefen, Goo Systems, Harman Kardon, InFocus ScreenPlay, iPort, JVC Professional Products Company, Key Digital, Lutron, Marantz, Midlite, Middle Atlantic Products, Inc., NetStreams, Niles Audio, Niveus Media, OmniMount, OnQ Technologies, OpenHouse, Optoma, Panamax, Panasonic Phones, Peerless, Philips, Polk Audio, PROconnect, ProFlex, Rockustics, RTI, Samsung, Sharp, SharpVision, Spaun USA, Terk, Toshiba, Universal Electronics, Universal Remote Control and more.

In July 2005, AVAD was acquired by Ingram Micro, Inc., making its parent company the leading distributor for solution providers and custom integrators serving the fast-growing consumer electronics and home automation markets in the United States.

For more information about AVAD and its services, visit its website at www.avad.com.

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