AVAD Announces Winners of Atlantic Technology Sales Contest

AVAD Salespeople and AVAD Dealers Awarded for Sales Excellence

Van Nuys, Calif. - July 30, 2007 - AVAD LLC, America's leading distributor of custom home electronics, and vendor partner Atlantic Technology today announced the winners of an Atlantic Technology sales contest. Awarded to AVAD salespeople and AVAD dealers, the contest rewarded excellence in sales of Atlantic Technology in -wall, in -ceiling, outdoor, and flat panel loudspeakers and subwoofers. Over $50,000 in Atlantic Technology prizes were awarded at AVAD branches across the country. The contest was open to Atlantic Technology dealers who purchased their products from AVAD.


Grand Prize Winner:
Atlantic Technology Gloss Black 8200e 5.1 THX Speaker System
AVAD salesperson Mark Cherry of AVAD Nashville, Tenn. and AVAD dealer Eugene Villanueva of Southern Security

1st Prize
Atlantic Technology 4200e 5.1 THX Speaker System
AVAD salesperson Peter Vasilopoulos of AVAD Van Nuys, Calif. and AVAD dealer Gilbert Gonzalez of Trim Line of LA

2nd Prize
Atlantic Technology FS -5000 Flat Panel Speaker
AVAD salesperson Merlin Love of AVAD Sacramento, Calif. and AVAD dealer John McCutcheon of Mountain Millwork Co.

3rd Prize
Atlantic Technology FS -4000 Flat Panel Speaker
AVAD salesperson Shawn Dixon of AVAD Chesterfield, Mo. and AVAD dealer Bill Fitzgerald of Streib Electronics


4th Prize
Atlantic Technology AW -424 All Weather Speakers
AVAD salesperson Mark Smith of AVAD Taunton Mass. and AVAD dealer Bill Suga of North Country Hi Fi Design
AVAD salesperson Eddie Santibanez of AVAD Dallas Texas and AVAD dealer Rick Spring of Home Entertainment Systems
AVAD salesperson Steve Squires of AVAD Beaverton, Ore. and AVAD dealer Steve Zaikoski of Intelligent Community Services
AVAD salesperson Mark Hoffmann of AVAD Elk Grove Village, Ill. and AVAD dealer John Musser of Digerati Designs
AVAD salesperson Michael Fraser of AVAD Van Nuys, Calif. and AVAD dealer Alex Vyborg of Speaker Guy
AVAD salesperson Chris Larkin of AVAD Houston, Texas and AVAD dealer Boyd Purkis of Relative Sound
AVAD salesperson Richard Gedeon of AVAD Avon, Ohio and AVAD dealer Robert Gruber of Sundance, Ltd.
AVAD salesperson of AVAD Shane Snyder Nashville, Tenn. and AVAD dealer Tyler Hooks of NAV Computers


"These awards recognize those who took the initiative to drive sales for Atlantic Technology," said Bob Gartland, president of AVAD. "It's a way to recognize our salespeople and dealers who put in the extra effort on AVAD's behalf."

"AVAD's sales team and dealers bring incredible strength in our sales efforts," said Atlantic Technology vice president of sales and marketing Chuck Kittelson. "We will always recognize individuals who help drive the growth of Atlantic Technology. Big thanks to everyone involved for their hard work, dedication and follow through."

About Atlantic Technology

From its inception in 1989, Atlantic Technology's mission has been to produce home entertainment products that exemplify the very best in both performance and value. The company specializes in complete high -performance multi -channel speaker systems, state -of -the -art home theater electronics components, and products for custom audio/video installation.

For more information on Atlantic Technology and its many fine products for home theater and custom audio/video installation, visit www.atlantictechnology.com or call 781 -762 -6300.


About AVAD, LLC

AVAD, LLC, a wholly -owned subsidiary of Ingram Micro, Inc., is the most complete home integration solutions provider in the United States. Its in -depth technology offering of the most trusted brands and progressive continuing education programs provide all the support necessary to design and implement complete home electronic systems solutions. AVAD stocks products for home theater, lighting controls, distributed audio/video, central vacuum, and more. AVAD also provides just -in -time delivery from each of its 37 locations nationwide.

AVAD 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.

By partnering with CEDIA for key industry training courses such as Installer Level I and II Certification, Designer Boot Camps and Home Theater Workshops, AVAD is unparalleled in its commitment to the betterment of the industry and the dealer's bottom line.

AVAD exemplifies this concept with the Dealer to Builder (D2B) program, which links highly -trained and qualified members of its 9,000+ dealer corps with homebuilders across the United States to outfit new homes with in -demand, cutting -edge electronic systems.

Product lines that AVAD distributes and supports include: Product lines that AVAD distributes and supports include: Acme Brackets, APC, Aprilaire, Artison, Atlantic Technology, Belden, Bose, Carlon, ChannelPlus, Chief, Coleman Cable, , H -P Products/Dirt Devil Central Vacuum Systems, D -Link, Draper, Dymo/RhinoPRO, Encore!, Escient, Fujitsu, Gefen, Goo Systems -Visual Reality, Inc., Harman Kardon, InFocus ScreenPlay, iPort, JVC Professional Products Company, Key Digital, Labor Saving Devices, Lutron, Marantz, Middle Atlantic Products, Inc., Midlite, MuxLab, NetStreams, Niles Audio, Niveus Media, OmniMount, OnQ Technologies, OpenHouse, Panamax, Panasonic Phones, Peerless, Philips, Polk Audio, PROconnect, ProFlex, RTI, Rockustics, Samsung, Sharp, SharpVision, Spaun USA, Terk, Toshiba, Universal Remote Control, Velodyne and more.

In July 2005, AVAD was acquired by Ingram Micro, Inc., making its parent company the leading distributor for solution providers and custom integrators serving the fast -growing consumer electronics and home automation markets in the United States.

For more information about AVAD, visit www.avad.com.

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