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AVAD Promotes Cynthia Menna to Senior Manager, Business Development

Van Nuys, Calif. – October 6, 2009 – AVAD LLC, North America’s leading distributor of custom electronics, announced the promotion of Cynthia Menna to the position of Senior Manager, Business Development. In her new role, Menna, who previously managed AVAD’s D2B program and held the title of Territory Sales Manager (Michigan, Ohio), will work with AVAD executives to identify, develop, manage and facilitate the growth of new product categories, service offerings and solution sets.

As part of her responsibilities, Menna will report directly to AVAD Vice President and General Manager Jim Annes, and work with AVAD’s executive team and its partners on areas of expanded product offerings and opportunities to support AVAD’s existing categories. Through the research, development and implementation of focused internal and external training and dealer support programs, she will also strengthen AVAD’s position as the custom installers’ primary source for knowledge on current and future market trends – helping them better manage and grow their businesses.

“From day one, Cynthia has shown a commitment to reinforcing AVAD’s reputation as the custom installers’ go-to resource for the latest products and business strategies,? said Annes. “We look forward to leveraging her expertise and industry insight to fuel AVAD’s success as we continue to focus on the specific needs and demands of our dealers.?

An AVAD employee for over two years, Menna most recently handled AVAD’s sales operations in the Michigan and Ohio regions. She has also been responsible for the management of AVAD’s groundbreaking D2B program, which revolutionized the gap between builders and installers by helping them identify and meet homeowners’ demand for cutting-edge home systems. She also managed the company’s recent entrance into the commercial and security categories.

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

Talking Points
• AVAD has promoted Cynthia Menna to the position of Senior Manager, Business Development.
• Menna will work with AVAD executives to identify, develop, manage and facilitate the growth of new product categories, service offerings and solution sets.
• Menna previously held the title of Territory Sales Manager (Michigan, Ohio),managed AVAD’s D2B program and helped lead AVAD into its recent expansion into the commercial AV and security markets.

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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