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AVAD Moves into New Headquarters

New Space Boasts Advanced Technology and More Expansive Facilities to Better Serve Installation Professionals

Van Nuys, Calif. – March 11, 2008 – AVAD LLC, America‘s leading distributor of custom home electronics, has announced its relocation to a new corporate headquarters in Van Nuys, Calif. Located within one block of the previous facility, the 40,000 square-foot complex features 5,000 square feet of showroom space along with state-of-the-art training and display areas, a customer lounge and sufficient warehouse space allowing AVAD to provide the industry-best “just in time” inventory fulfillment its dealers rely on.

“The new AVAD headquarters provides a place for dealers to experience the best that AVAD has to offer,” said Bob Gartland, AVAD president. “We constantly look for ways to best serve our dealers, and the amenities and resources they will find at this facility will not only impress them, but will also help make them more successful. We invite our dealers to visit the new facility and take advantage of all that it provides.”

Visitors to AVAD‘s new headquarters will have access to an impressive array of technology on display and in operation. The expansive showroom and training facilities house far more of today‘s finest, most advanced electronic integration solutions in a much more expansive space than at AVAD‘s previous site, further enhancing the opportunity for dealers to benefit from AVAD‘s extensive product assortment and education programs. The new building also features a 10,000 square-foot corporate office facility with its own entrance, allowing employees easy access to workspaces.

In Brief: Release Summary
• AVAD LLC, America‘s leading distributor of custom home electronics, has announced its relocation to a new headquarters in Van Nuys, Calif.
• The 40,000 square-foot complex features 5,000 square feet of showroom space along with state-of-the-art training and display areas, a customer lounge and sufficient warehouse space allowing AVAD to provide the industry-best “just in time” inventory fulfillment its dealers rely on.
• The expansive showroom and training facilities house far more of today‘s finest, most advanced electronic integration solutions in a much more expansive space than at AVAD‘s previous site.
• The new building also features a 10,000 square-foot corporate office facility.

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 brands and progressive continuing education programs provide all the support necessary to design and implement complete home electronic systems solutions. AVAD stocks products for home theater, lighting controls, distributed audio/video, central vacuum, and more. AVAD also provides just-in-time delivery from each of its 37 US locations and new Toronto facility.

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

By partnering with CEDIA for key industry training courses such as Installer Level I and II Certification, Designer Boot Camps and Home Theater Workshops, AVAD is unparalleled in its commitment to the betterment of the industry and the dealer‘s bottom line.

AVAD exemplifies this concept with the Dealer to Builder (D2B) program, which links highly-trained and qualified members of its 14,000+ dealer corps with homebuilders across the United States to outfit new homes with in-demand, cutting-edge electronic systems.

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

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