Amherst, N.Y. – There is a stampede of former
Electrograph staffers joining value-added and home-theater distributor Stampede,
with three more execs being hired.
With the addition of these new hires, Stampede said it is now
home to 12 of Electrograph’s top talent since the former industry leader’s
liquidation last summer.
Earlier this month, Michael
Butler, a former Electrograph sales rep, joined the distributor to
establish a Stampede presence for the company in the Southwestern
“We are capitalizing on the opportunity that Electrograph’s
unfortunate demise presents for us,” said Kevin Kelly, Stampede president/COO.
Kevin Welling joins Stampede as sales director for its Western
region’s integration markets. He will be responsible for the Southwest and
Western territories. Previously Welling
was Southwest senior territory manager for Electrograph, and has 13 years of
experience in the Pro A/V market.
Karen Meneghetti brings 17 years of expertise in the A/V and
peripherals industries to her new position as key accounts senior relationship
manager for Stampede. Most recently, Meneghetti was responsible for finance and
marketing for a family-owned business and prior to that worked for Electrograph
(formerly ICG Distribution) and opened their Texas
branch in 1993.
Alex Ivani, a 13-year industry veteran, will be product manager
on the vendor management team. He was most recently a senior buyer for