AVAD Announces New Locations, Market Expansion

Many new locations plus expansion into northern Florida, new growth plans taking shape

Scottsdale, Ariz. - December 15, 2016 - AVAD LLC, North America's leading provider of solutions to the residential and commercial custom installation markets, announces the opening of new sales and distribution locations, as well as expansion into northern Florida, to serve more dealers more effectively.


Following up on its recent announcement of changes to strengthen its business model, AVAD is taking clear steps to enhance its presence in the US and Canada. AVAD's aggressive market development and expansion plans are intended to position the company as the dominant distribution partner in the custom installation channel for both residential and commercial integrators.

AVAD's new San Diego branch will open in December and will serve the greater San Diego area, which along with AVAD's Van Nuys (Los Angeles) and Irvine branches will provide dealers across southern California with access to AVAD's industry leading product selection. Also opening this month are AVAD locations in Marietta, Ga. (Atlanta) and Eden Prairie, MN. (Minneapolis/St. Paul). In January, AVAD will announce 4 additional new locations in Boston, Houston, Charlotte and Denver.

AVAD is also announcing the opening of its first new distribution hub, in Baltimore, MD, which will provide greater inventory availability to integrators across the eastern United States. Set to open in January 2017, AVAD's distribution hub will consolidate inventory and streamline fulfillment. A second hub warehouse will open in Phoenix, Arizona in February of 2017. Additionally, a new will-call logistics model will serve current and many new markets across North America, further expanding the AVAD footprint.

AVAD is also expanding its market reach in northern Florida, with the addition of Michael Brickwedde, providing local representation to integrators in Tampa, Orlando and other markets in northern Florida. Brickwedde brings prior experience in sales and distribution within the consumer electronics area, including previous positions at AVAD, where he served as a sales representative for seven years, as well as 21st Century Distributing and Sound Advice.

These moves demonstrate AVAD's aggressive growth and expansion plans by streamlining its current sales and fulfillment model, expanding its sales force and footprint in many new markets, and driving towards a robust digital presence with recent website enhancements.

"We are excited to announce the openings of new locations in several markets, allowing our dealers to pick up inventory, consult with our staff and learn more about the latest industry offerings," said Seth Evenson, Director of Customer Experience Management. "We also are delighted to have Michael Brickwedde join the organization. Michael is the first of up to ten new regional hires that will expand our sales effort in 2017."

For more information on AVAD please visit http://www.avad.com in the U.S. or http://www.avadcanada.ca in Canada. Connect with AVAD on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for news on the latest promotions and news.



About AVAD LLC
With locations throughout North America, AVAD is one of the most recognized brands in the fast-growing system integration market and offers a comprehensive line of premium solutions for video, audio, networking, HVAC, lighting control, security, home automation, digital signage, system design and other products needed by professional installers. Further differentiating its services, AVAD invests in the business tools, technical support and services integrators need to grow their businesses, including the fully transactional AVAD Mobile smartphone application providing integrators on-the-go access to AVAD products and value-added tools.


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