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/ OneCall.
“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.