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Bjorn Dybdahl Joins PRO Group’s Board

Des Plaines, Ill. — Longtime PRO
Group member Bjorn Dybdahl of
Bjorn’s Audio/Video has joined the
buying group’s board, effective June 1.

Dybdahl, principal of the San Antonio
A/V specialty dealership that
bears his name, is renowned for his
on-air appearances and in-store seminars
promoting new CE technologies.

He had declined past offers of a seat
on the board, but now joins fellow directors
George Manlove of Vann’s,
Walt Stinson of ListenUp, Rick
Souder of Crutchfield, Mike Temiz
of Sixth Avenue Electronics
and Murray
Huppin of Huppin’s/

“Bjorn is a longtime
member of PRO
Group and represents
an important voice
in the industry,” said
Dave Workman, executive director of
the group, formally known as the Progressive
Retailers Organization. “His
insights and perspective on the business
regarding the specialty channel
retailer will be welcome in guiding the
group’s priorities and activities into
the future. We are very pleased that
Bjorn has accepted this appointment
and I look forward to the additional
contributions he will make to the
group through his service as our newest
board member.”

PRO’s other member dealers include
The Big Screen Store, Bill
Smith Electronics and Appliances,
Car Toys, Electronics Expo, Jetson
TV & Appliance Centers, Ken
Crane’s, Modia, Ovation Audio/Video,
Paul’s TV, Stereo Advantage and
World Wide Stereo.