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The EDGE Distributors Group Appoints Ron Harker as Executive Director

ron-harker_new-edge-director-headshot.JPGFort Wayne, IN – August 4, 2009 – The EDGE Distributors Group — a rapidly growing service-oriented group of 12 independently owned regional distributors catering primarily to custom install and residential systems integrators – today announced the appointment of Ron Harker as Executive Director.

Harker is veteran of the consumer electronics industry. He began his career in 1987 with Highland Appliance and went on to work for retailers Sound Pro and Classic Stereo.

In 1993, Harker made the move to CTD Marketing, an EDGE-member distribution company with locations in Indiana and Kentucky. During his more than 16-year span with CTD, he worked his way through the ranks to sales manager, VP/partner and ultimately in 2006, to president. Harker most recently served on The EDGE Group’s board of directors, as well as on rep councils for LG and Denon.

“I am excited about this opportunity with EDGE, and look forward to bringing programs to the group that build value for the members and manufacturers alike,? says Harker, adding, ?While current economic conditions have forced many companies to cut back and pull sales people off the streets, EDGE is maintaining — and in many instances, bolstering — its presence and programs.?

Harker will be attending the upcoming CEDIA expo and invites manufacturers to contact him and learn how EDGE can help them to reach their sales goals. Harker can be reached at ronh@edgegroup.org or via phone at 260-432-6482.

For all press inquires about The EDGE Distributors Group, please contact Paul Muto at 631.849.4301 or via email at paul@mutocomm.com

About The EDGE Distributors Group
Founded in 1999, The EDGE Distributors Group™ consists of 12 independently owned regional distributors that provide best-of-breed audio, video and home automation solutions to residential value-added installers, systems integrators and specialty retailers in the United States (17 locations nationwide).

EDGE carefully evaluates and brings to market the finest installation products and solutions available, with emphasis on those that are reliable, innovative, exciting and profitable for customers.

Each EDGE member is strongly established in its regional market, and maintains personal relationships with each customer. EDGE is committed to providing outstanding customer support every step of the way, from the recommendation of products and solutions to post-sale service and technical support.

Product lines EDGE distributes and supports include Anthony Gallo Acoustics, Cooper Wiring Devices’ Aspire RF™, Channel Vision™, Gefen, NūVision™, Peerless Industries®, Planet Waves, Sanus Systems, Sheer Wire, Straight Wire, Tripp Lite, Xantech, ViewSonic® and Wi-Ex.

The EDGE Distributors Group Contact Info: 6302 Illinois Rd #157, Fort Wayne, IN 46804 Phone: 866.396.6531; Fax: 260.432.6914; Internet: edgegroup.org

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