Chester Springs, Pa. — Azione Unlimited (AU), the education/buying group for integrators and custom retailers, has expanded its member ranks and bolstered its advisory board.
Joining the group are five fresh dealers, bringing the retailer roster to 115. They include:
* Custom Home Technology, San Diego;
* Smart Home Technology, San Antonio, Texas;
* Port City Sound and Security, Wilmington, N.C.;
* One-Touch Automation, Westfield, Ind.; and
* BCAV, Pompano Beach, Fla.
AU president Richard Glikes noted that 93 percent of the group’s dealers are integrators and 7 percent are custom retailers, and that 85 percent are first-time buying group members.
AU also offers membership to vendors, under the philosophy that “we’re all in this together,” Glikes said. To that end, the group’s advisory board is comprised of five dealers and five vendors. Newly elected to that body are Ryan Donaher of Meridian, and dealers Jason Voorhees of Cantara Designs and Dennis Jaques of Maverick Integration.
They join current board members Keith Haas of Integra, Jason Sloan of Sonance, George Walter of Christie, and Eric Bodley of Future Ready Solutions on the vendor side, and dealers Kim Michaels of Electronic Environments, Don Dixon of Definitive Electronics, and Kevin Lambidonis of DES.
“Surrounding yourself with smart people is a recipe for success,” Glikes said. “We continue to learn, share and grow with the aid of astute mentors. We welcome Jason, Dennis and Ryan.”