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Almo Pro A/V Exceeds Q1 Fiscal Year 2012 Revenue; Continues Growth Strategy

Almo Professional A/V Exceeds Q1 Fiscal Year 2012 Revenue; Continues Growth Strategy

Philadelphia, PA — September 15, 2011 — Almo Professional A/V, the nation’s fastest growing Pro A/V distributor and a division of Almo Corporation, today announced that it continues to exceed business expectations two years after the division formed, finishing Q1 fiscal year 2012 up 70 percent in revenue from last year during this same time period. In addition to its experienced sales force and its strategic vendor partners, Almo Pro A/V’s growth results from the addition of powerful new vendor partners, its traveling E4 AV Tour education and networking program, and the hiring of new and experienced Pro A/V sales, consulting and business development professionals. This month, the company has also opened a new distribution center in Reno, Nevada with 96,000 square feet of warehouse space to better service its customers on the west coast.

In recent months, Almo Professional A/V added Apryl Griswold as Business Development Manager and Joseph Brugh as a Product Specialist. Both are well-established sales management professionals with a combined experience of over 20 years in the Pro A/V space. Griswold and Brugh will focus on providing sales, integration and support to partners. In addition, over the last several months, Almo has enlisted strategic vendor manufacturers based on partner input, including Key Digital, Armagard, Altinex, URC and Casio.

According to Warren Chaiken, president and COO for Almo Corporation, “Almo’s Pro A/V division continues to exceed expectations and has sustained its ascent with strong quarter-over-quarter growth. Over the last two years, Almo Pro A/V has been a key driver in diversifying Almo’s commercial offering by providing deep knowledge, consultation & training, and profit opportunities to our entire base of commercial customers.?

Sam Taylor, senior vice president and COO for Almo Professional A/V added, “These numbers validate the support and service we provide our customers and are a reflection of how we have been able to help our key vendor manufacturers grow their businesses as well.? He continued, “Almo Pro A/V will continue to hire more sales people in every territory and add strategic new vendors with products that allow our customers be more competitive. We will support those products with professionals like Apryl and Joe to ensure success.?

In the last year, Almo Pro A/V has brought on some of the industry’s top brands, including Panasonic Broadcast, LG video teleconferencing, an expanded AMX line and Christie MicroTiles, to name a few. At the same time, Almo Pro A/V signed an exclusive agreement with Brawn Consulting for access to additional training, consulting and technical support. Almo Pro A/V has strong participation in the industry’s top tradeshows, including the Digital Signage Expo and InfoComm.

About the E4 AV Tour
The E4 AV Tour, which is coming to Chicago on October 6 and New York on October 27, is a free full-day program with an intense educational focus that allows partners to earn valuable InfoComm International CTS Renewal Units (RUs) while networking in with the industry’s top manufacturers. Since its launch in Dec. 2009, more than 3,000 Almo Pro A/V partners have experienced the benefits of the E4 events and, in the process, have earned nearly 2,500 RUs. For more information or to register, go to www.e4avtour.com.

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About Almo Professional A/V
Almo Professional A/V is the nation’s fastest growing Pro A/V distributor serving the needs of professional audiovisual integrators, dealers and consultants. With a highly skilled sales team, reseller education programs, 10 distribution centers across the U.S. and product lines for the Pro A/V channel, Almo Professional A/V provides customers with the full distribution experience on a local and a personal level.

The Almo Professional A/V sales team is InfoComm-trained and the majority is CTS-certified. Almo Professional A/V has aligned with InfoComm International to offer courses worth CTS renewal units that enable partners to stay ahead. At the same time, the division works with industry vendors to bring live and online product training opportunities directly to channel partners.

Almo Professional A/V distributes all the leading displays and peripherals, with new manufacturers and products being added each day. Markets served include bar and restaurant, corporate, digital signage, education, government, healthcare, home theater, hospitality, house of worship, and rental & staging.

Almo Professional A/V is a division of Almo Corp., the nation’s leading independent distributor of consumer electronics and major appliances. For more information about Almo Professional A/V, please call 410-560-2890 or go to www.almoproav.com. Almo Professional A/V can also be followed on Twitter at http://twitter.com/almoproav.

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