Runco Honors its Sales Representatives' Achievements in 2005 at CES 2006

Video Display Innovator Awarded its Top Sales Representative Firms for Outstanding Sales Performance for 2005 at Las Vegas Electronics Showcase

UNION CITY, CALIFORNIA - February 10, 2006 - Runco International, the world leader in high -end home cinema video display technology, announced the winners of its Sales Representative Excellence Awards for 2005. The company recognized those sales representative firms who reached outstanding levels of sales and growth performance at an awards ceremony held in Las Vegas, Nevada during the International Consumer Electronics Show.


"Each year, Runco gathers with its sales representatives to honor the special accomplishments they've made during the last twelve months," said Bob Hana, president of Runco International, Inc. "In 2005, each of our reps showed incredible dedication toward bringing Runco's authentic cinema experience to home theater enthusiasts across the country and beyond. Runco International's success exists not only on the strength of our technology, but as a result of the representatives, who are so focused on supporting their dealers. They help to distinguish the full Runco experience, and it is our honor to work with such a talented group of individuals."

In choosing the award recipients, Runco International looks at criteria beyond raw sales volume including account history, line diversity and rate of growth.

At CES 2006, Runco International recognized these firms for their excellence in service during 2005:

Representative of the Year 2005
Omega Sales

Highest Sales Volume 2005
MK Marketing

Outstanding Sales Achievement 2005
Aldburn Electronics
Future Sales Group
Marketing Analysts
Momentum Group
Network Sales Omega Sales

$600,000 Sales Increase Over Prior Year
Future Sales Group
Nutech Group
Omega Sales

$400,000 Sales Increase Over Prior Year
Momentum Group

Largest Percent Sales Increase 2005
Future Sales Group

Largest Dollar Sales Increase 2005
Future Sales Group

Best of the Rest:
Mary Chichearo Nutech Group
Megan Crawford Creative Marketing
Justin Wright Creative Marketing
Rob Genins Creative Marketing
Kaye Allison MK Marketing
Mary Channels MK Marketing

Insider's Award 2005 Winner:
Kristen Copper
Nutech Group


About Runco International, Inc.

Founded in 1987 and currently headquartered in Union City, California, Runco International, Inc. is a market leader in state -of -the -art projection systems, flat -panel plasma and LCD monitors, video processors and other components for the consumer market. Runco's innovations have won numerous awards and citations from the world press. Runco was the first company to introduce and market a line doubler with a multi -frequency projector in 1990 and also introduced the first multiple -aspect -ratio controller, the ARC -IV, to the Home Theater market. Recently, both of these features have become essential for the new digital high definition capable televisions. For more information on Runco International, visit the Web at www.runco.com.


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Photo Caption:
From left to right: Rick Bergamaschi, Runco General Manager; Dick Donovan, Omega Sales Inc.; Greg Caves, Runco Director of North American Sales; Bob Hana, Runco President; Blake Carder, Steve Ekblad, Gary Kumpf of Omega Sales Inc.

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