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SEATTLE, WA – Seattle based .advancedMethod has announced that Keith Sawka has been appointed Director of Distribution Channel Sales for North America. Sawka has been with .advancedMethod since the company’s founding in 2002, working his way through sales, first helping to develop markets for the company’s eHotel Tours (responsible for over 1,000 installations), then web development services and all other .advancedMethod products.

In early 2008, Sawka was asked to come onboard the newly developing express digital signage system team. He began as the company’s representative to their early distribution partners; The Digital Signage Group and EIKI International. Having demonstrated an immediate ability to grasp the distribution side of the business, combined with his extensive knowledge of the express product from the earliest days of its development, Sawka was subsequently asked to lead distribution channel sales for all of North America.

Keith Sawka will report directly to Robert Grawet, General Manager of .advancedMethod a division of EIKI Digital Systems, Inc. Grawet says: “In my 25+ year career in the distribution channel business I have met many sales executives. I have never met anyone with a more positive attitude or with the sheer dedication to his customers that Keith demonstrates on a daily basis. There are days when he has one or two webinars for groups, several individual web demos for dealers, and still finds time to contribute to our overall thinking on the continued development of the express product. Keith is a one in a million man in this fast paced world of Digital Signage.? Sawka can be reached at 206.973.2933 / keith@advancedmethod.com.

At .advancedMethod’s St. Louis office, Eric Johnson has been appointed Director of Business Development for Express Channel Sales. In this position Johnson will lead webinars and web demo charges as the company further develops business. Johnson will also help the company develop an increasing dealer presence in the Eastern United States by visiting many dealers on a direct basis. Eric Johnson was a founder of .advancedMethod and set up the company’s St. Louis office, all the while helping develop the extremely successful eVideo product.

Not only a visionary, Johnson is also a genuinely nice and talented guy all wrapped up in one individual. As a successful rock and roll band member since his earliest days, as well as a former disc jockey on Seattle radio, Johnson is a presenter for presenters. It would be difficult to find a person with more stage presence and such a talent of getting the crowd up on their feet.

Eric Johnson will also report directly to Robert Grawet. Regarding Johnson Grawet says, “To have a person on our team with such an amazing stage presence, honed from many years on stage as a musician, is a bonus that doesn’t come to many companies. Eric will bring the zing to our efforts. If you’re ever in St. Louis, you should ask Eric if his band is playing somewhere that weekend; you’ll be glad if you do.? Johnson can be reached at 636.442.1922 / eric@advancedmedthod.com.

Grawet went on to say: “The combination of Keith Sawka and Eric Johnson brings the .advancedMethod into the big leagues. Competitors; you’d better watch out! Customers; you’ll be glad to know these two gentlemen; they will treat you with the kind of respect and honesty that all customers get from our company.?

The EIKI Digital and .advancedMethod team members have unique backgrounds having worked with Apple, Smart Technologies, EIKI International, Packard Bell Computers, and Adobe. More information can be found at www.advancedmethod.com.


About .advancedMethod:
Founded in 2002 to provide innovative web-based communications services, .advancedMethod engineered new concepts in streaming video and in creating eVideo, a proprietary methodology for delivering a “live” presentation with available bandwidth. This mastery was then applied to Digital Signage Solutions, resulting in a robust digital signage operating system, user-friendly authoring tools, and 24/7 support services.

About Eiki Digital Systems, Inc.
With more than a half century of experience in professional audiovisual communications technology behind it, Eiki Digital Systems, Inc. was established in 2008 to broaden the scope of The Eiki Family of Companies. Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, Eiki Digital Systems shares management and a focus on the ProAV channel with its older sibling, Eiki International, Inc. of Rancho Santa Margarita, California.

Kasie Dawkins, 206.973.2938

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