Van Nuys, Calif.
AVAD, a leading distributor of custom electronics, has named Jon Zabel sales director and Hugh Hughes to merchandising director.
Zabel, who was senior merchandise manager for video, accessories and security, and Hughes, who was senior merchandise manager for commercial, custom and audio products, have nearly two decades of combined experience at AVAD.
Jim Annes, VP/GM of AVAD, said that the positions are new. "Throughout the years, Jon and Hugh have demonstrated an impressive depth and breadth of experience and insight that has helped AVAD become an industry leader. And its people and leadership like Jon and Hugh will continue to make AVAD the best in the business for many years to come."
In his new role, Zabel will develop, implement and manage all sales activities for each of AVAD's U.S. branches.
Hughes' responsibilities as the merchandising director will be managing and strengthening all vendor relationships, purchasing decisions and related functions.