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AVAD Strengthens Marketing and Training Programs with the Appointment of Steve Honig

Steve Honig has been named Senior Marketing and Training Manager at AVADVan Nuys, Calif. – October 1, 2009 – AVAD LLC, North America’s leading distributor of custom electronics, announced an addition to its management team with the appointment of Steve Honig to Senior Marketing and Training Manager. Honig brings 35 years of experience in sales, training and management—15 of which were are the custom electronics industry.

In addition to assisting in AVAD’s marketing efforts, Honig will also manage AVAD University, AVAD’s continuing education program that makes manufacturers directly available to dealers through product training seminars hosted on-site at each of the 28 North American AVAD locations. Each year, AVAD University offers over 450 online and classroom continuing education classes.

“Steve Honig brings a wealth of experience to AVAD and will be invaluable in continuing the highest level of support to our dealers and partners,? said Jim Annes, vice president and general manager of AVAD. “His experience in sales, training and marketing will be a great value to the AVAD management team as we focus on serving the needs of custom installers.?

Most recently, Honig held the position of marketing director at Volutone Distributing where his responsibilities included creating and implementing a new Customer Care Department, as well as managing vendor training and the company’s marketing efforts.

“I’m extremely pleased to join the team at AVAD,? said Honig. “AVAD has an outstanding reputation as one of the true visionaries throughout the custom electronics industry and I look forward to helping the team here with its continued success.?

For more information on AVAD and training, please visit http://www.avad.com.

Talking Points
• AVAD LLC announced the appointment of Steve Honig to senior marketing and training manager.
• Honig brings 35 years of experience in sales, training and management.
• In addition to marketing efforts, Honig will also oversee AVAD University.

About AVAD LLC
AVAD LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ingram Micro Inc., is the most complete custom electronics provider in North America. Offering customers the most trusted brands, AVAD stocks complete systems solutions for home theater, home automation, pro AV, lighting controls, security, distributed audio/video, central vacuum, HVAC and more. Further, the company 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. AVAD ensures just-in-time delivery from each of its 28 North American facilities.

Product lines that AVAD distributes and supports include: AKG, APC, Aprilaire, Artison, Atlantic Technology, B&K Components, Bogen, Bose, Carlon ChannelPlus, Chief, COPS Monitoring, Crown International, Denon Pro, DSC, Dirt Devil, Draper, Dymo/RhinoPRO, Exceptional Innovation/Life|ware, Gefen, Global Cache, HAI, iPort, ITC, JBL Pro, JDSU, JVC Professional Products Company, Key Digital, Labor Saving Devices, Lutron, Marantz, MartinLogan, Middle Atlantic Products, Inc., Midlite, MuxLab, NetStreams, Niles Audio, OmniMount, Onkyo, OnQ Technologies, OpenHouse, Optoma, Panamax, Panasonic Phones, Panasonic Professional, Peerless, Philips Pronto, Polk Audio, PROconnect, ProFlex, RepairMaster, RTI, Rockustics, Samsung, Samsung Professional, Satellite USA, Sharp, SharpVision, SunBriteTV, Terk, Toshiba, Universal Remote Control, Velodyne and more.

For more information on AVAD, please visit http://www.avad.com.

Company Contact:
Wally Whinna, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing
AVAD
Tel: 224-366-5201
Email: wally.whinna@avad.com
Web: http://www.avad.com

Media Contact:
Scott Moody, PR Account Supervisor
Marketing Matters
Tel: 954-925-1511
Email: scott@marketingmatters.net
Web: http://www.marketingmatters.net

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