Almo Professional A/V announced it has rebranded to become Exertis Almo, following Exertis’ acquisition of Almo Corporation last December. Exertis Almo harnesses the combined sales, service, marketing and subject matter expertise of Almo Pro A/V and Exertis Pro AV to become the largest and most specialized value-added North American Professional AV distributor. The rebranding process will continue through the beginning of May.
“As a family-run business, we remain steadfast in our loyalty to our channel partners,” said Warren Chaiken, Almo Corporation President and CEO in a statement. “Exertis’ acquisition of Almo Corporation gives them a pathway towards a future of growth and opportunity with abundant access to more products, services and financial support.”
Exertis Almo is led by Sam Taylor, Executive Vice President and COO, who brings 35 years of Pro AV leadership to the newly unified division. Exertis Almo includes more than 300 employees, 12 distribution facilities and 2.7 million square feet of warehousing space, providing the specialization and resources its partners need while maintaining the personal distribution approach they expect.
“Throughout the acquisition, we have worked hard to ensure the transition has been seamless and business has remained as per usual,” said Chaiken. “Sam Taylor was the sure choice to lead the Exertis Almo division as I couldn’t think of a more well-known, well-respected Professional A/V leader in the industry to give resellers and integrators the value-added tools, expertise and access they need to thrive.”
“There has never been a more exciting time to partner with us than right now,” said Taylor. “Almo Pro A/V and Exertis Pro AV have combined best practices and now offer the most expansive range of products, managed services, technical support and training to help resellers and integrators drive business growth and generate profits.” He added, “We look forward to welcoming our partners to the first official Exertis Almo event – the E4 Experience – in Chicago on May 3. This provides the opportunity to introduce our combined staff of experts and share some of the latest trends and technology in our largest exhibit hall space yet for E4.”
Exertis Almo is hosting its first fully unified event – E4 Experience Chicago – on May 3. The joint partner participation requires the largest exhibit hall space since the E4 program was launched in 2009.
The Exertis Almo leadership team is comprised of:
- Sam Taylor, Executive Vice President and COO
- John Riley, Sr. Vice President of Sales, East
- Kevin Welling, Sr. Vice President of Sales, West
- Chris Lubick, Sr. Vice President of Sales, Special Markets
- Bill Woodard, Vice President of Product Management
- Rob Ziv, Vice President of Business Development and Strategy
- Melody Craigmyle, Vice President of Marketing and Communications, Almo Corporation
- Ashley Flaska, Vice President of Marketing
For more information about Exertis Almo, go to www.exertisalmo.com.
About the Almo E4 Program
The E4 Experience brings together top educators, manufacturing partners, AVIXA CTS Renewal Unit certified training, technology firsts and endless networking opportunities to learn the latest business and industry trends necessary to stay productive and gain valuable skills that can immediately be implemented. E4 Experience Chicago is taking place at the Dury Lane Theatre & Events in Oakbrook Terrace and is entirely free to local Exertis Almo partners and their end users. To register, go to www.e4experience.com.
About Exertis Almo
Exertis Almo is the largest value-added North American Professional AV distributor offering its reseller partners the most expansive range of products, managed services, technical support and training to drive business growth and generate profits. Formed in 2022 following Exertis’ acquisition of Almo Corporation, Exertis Almo harnesses the combined sales, service, marketing and subject matter expertise of Almo Professional A/V and Exertis Pro AV to deliver customized business development strategies, programs and educational events that enable partners to thrive.