Two independent firms to cover the northern California and southeast territories

Newmarket, NH, - October 24, 2003 - Russound, the popular New England based manufacturer of connectivity products, announced the immediate appointment of two new specialty sales and marketing representatives. Associated Network Systems Representatives (ANSR) is a newly formed division of Associated Lighting Representatives located in Oakland California and directed by Rich Jackson. ANSR is responsible for covering Russound Sales in the Northern California territory. Audio Video Resources, Inc. (AVR Inc) is headed -up by Principal, Joe Hansen, President of 12 Volt Sales and is located in Phoenix, Arizona. AVR is responsible for Russound sales in the Southeast territory, comprised of the standard six southeast states.

ANSR offers its customers design, programming, training, and technical services utilizing the infrastructure of its sister company, Associated Lighting Representatives. This allows for value added service thanks to the significant resources dedicated to creating business through the specification, contracting, and builder communities. Commenting on the appointment, ANSR Director, Rich Jackson stated, "Over the years I've had the opportunity to watch Russound develop into the prime developer and provider of innovative custom installed products. It now provides us the cornerstone of our new rep agency and we're delighted with the opportunity."

AVR is a full service professional audio/video sales rep firm that has been providing quality products and services to broadcast and industrial professionals for nearly 50 years. Considered experts in design installation, digital video, multi -media, AVR represents the top manufacturers in the industry. AVR has six divisions to provide complete solutions for all their customers needs. According to Joe Hansen, principal of AVR "We are delighted to represent Russound, who are clearly one of the leaders in Multi -Room Audio/Video. Russound and AVR share the same philosophies of combining outstanding products with the best service possible."

The new rep companies will report to Russound's Regional Sales Managers for their respective territories: ANSR Director, Rich Jackson will report to Russound Eastern Regional Sales Manager, Charlie Porritt and AVR President, Joe Hansen will report to Russound Western Regional Sales Manager, Dee Farr. Russound Vice President Joe Brouillet summed up the new Sales Representatives appointments with this statement, "Both ANSR and AVR have well deserved reputations among their suppliers and customers for hard work, service and high integrity. These two firms have assembled a knowledgeable and talented staff and we are delighted to have them represent Russound in their respective markets."

Russound is a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of state of the art multi -room audio, video and connectivity products for the residential systems market. Founded in 1967, the company is based in Newmarket, New Hampshire and markets its products throughout the world. Additional information on Russound and its products can readily be found at The company can also be reached by e -mail at, by phone at 603/659 -5170 and by fax at 603/659 -5388.

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