Frisco, Texas - Industry veteran David Berman is leaving Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA) for a VP position with member dealer Stereo East.
Berman had served as training and public relations director for the buying group, which serves specialty A/V dealers, custom installers and system integrators. No successor has been announced.
In his new role, effective Sept. 1, Berman will be responsible for Stereo East's sales and operations. The 25-year-old business, led by president Gary Montagna, offers a complete line of home theater products, including A/V and related technology solutions and has been a valued member of HTSA for the past four years.
"We are incredibly excited with the news that David will be joining us," Montagna said. "We think this welcome addition will be fundamental to our growth plans and will further enhance our unique ability to deliver the best products and solutions while maintaining the highest level of service for our customers."
Added Berman, "I am proud to be joining the Stereo East team and believe that this is a great opportunity for both myself and Stereo East Home Theater. They are experiencing tremendous growth and I believe that my 30-plus years of experience in manufacturing, training, sales and marketing will help them better serve the needs of their clients and the community."
Berman, a former president/CEO of audio component manufacturer Soliloquy, also worked for Mitsubishi, Polk Audio, Monster Cable, Sensory Science and Hitachi, and helped launch the Soliloquy and Eosone loudspeaker Loewe TV lines.
Berman also acted as national distributor for American Acoustic Development products and Marsh Sound Design amplification, owned and operated a custom-installation enterprise doing business as Origin Audio/Video, and worked for such retail- and installation-based resellers such as Music Fair (ABCKO Industries), CMC Stereo, Stereo/Video Designs and Macy's.