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.