AVAD Southern California Expands Team

Trimble Joins AVAD Southern California/MarketPro as Account Manager for the northern Los Angeles and Las Vegas territories.

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL - September 22, 2003 - AVAD Southern California/MARKETPRO is pleased to announce the addition of Tony Trimble as account manager for the northern Los Angeles, and Las Vegas territories. Bringing aboard Trimble is part of AVAD Southern California's constant effort to provide comprehensive customer support through top -quality technology, its nationwide Dealer To Builder network, and continuing education and certification programs.


"Tony's extensive background in the audio/video custom installation field is the perfect fit for our company," said Bob Gartland, president of AVAD Southern California. "We pride ourselves in providing our dealers with a level of complete support you can't find anywhere else. Tony is poised to reinforce that commitment by maintaining our unmatched service and encouraging the growth we're continually experiencing."

Before joining the AVAD Southern California team, Trimble was the North American product trainer with the Xantech Corporation, providing sales and technical support of its IR and multi -room control products. Tony brings with him over twenty -four years of experience in the A/V retail custom installation industry. Trimble's vast industry knowledge will boost AVAD Southern California's ongoing commitment to offer outstanding service and support to its customers.

About AVAD

AVAD LLC is the most complete home integration solutions provider in the United States. What makes AVAD unique is its in -depth inventory of the most prestigious name brand products in nearly every discipline necessary to provide a complete home solution. From life safety and lighting controls to home theater and distributed audio/video, AVAD has it all in stock at each of their 21 locations nationwide.

AVAD, LLC, founded in 1998 as a specialized network of distributors, provides the system integrator with a great opportunity to make more profit by providing complete design and integration assistance, technical training, education and certification programs, plus the ability to enter into new types of businesses such as security and central vacuum. AVAD offers coast -to -coast delivery within 24 hours or pick -up at one of its convenient nationwide locations. Product lines that AVAD distributes and supports include Belden, Bose, Carlon, ChannelPlus, Coleman Cable, H -P Products/Dirt Devil Central Vacuum Systems, D -Link, Fujitsu, GE/Interlogix - ITI, Sentrol and Kalatel Security Systems, Harman Kardon, Lutron, Middle Atlantic Products, Inc., Mitsubishi, NetStreams, OnQ Technologies, OpenHouse, Panamax, Panasonic Audio/Video, Panasonic Phones, Peerless, Philips, Polk Audio, ProConnect, ProFlex, Replay TV, RTI, ScreenPlay by Infocus, Sharp, SharpVision, Spaun USA, and more.

For more information about AVAD and its services, visit their website at www.avad.com or contact Joe Piccirilli at (954) 484 -3221 or info@avad.com.

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