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AVAD Announces New Branches, Market Hires, and Promotions

Scottsdale, Ariz.AVAD LLC, North America’s leading provider of solutions to the residential and commercial custom installation markets, announces the opening of three new branches, Houston, TX, Englewood, CO and Charlotte, NC. AVAD is also announcing the hire of David Short as Territory Account Manager for Northern California, as well as promotion of Jeff Neilson, Manager of Purchasing and Planning for North America, and Mark Spector, Sales Manager for National and Large Accounts team.

AVAD is excited to announce the openings of its three newest branches in Houston, TX, Englewood, CO and Charlotte, NC. These locations will provide sales and consultation services as well as a just in time inventory assortment. AVAD anticipates more branch openings in the coming months.

In addition, David Short has been hired as Territory Account Manager for northern California. David is an accomplished sales and marketing leader, previously serving as the Director of Sales and Marketing at Digital Home Suppliers and Director of Worldwide Marketing at Velodyne Acoustics. Short brings tremendous knowledge from his time with several successful Silicon Valley start-ups, including Netflix.

Jeff Neilson has been promoted to Manager, Purchasing and Planning for North America where he will lead procurement and demand planning while supporting product lifecycle management and AVAD’s growing distribution network.

Mark Spector has been appointed Sales Manager for our National and Large Accounts team where he will immediately focus on our current NLA customers and he will also assume responsibility for managing relationships and business with the buying groups and other larger, non-traditional custom installation accounts.

“We are pleased to announce the latest promotions and additions to our team of industry leading professionals at AVAD,” said Seth Evenson, Director of Customer Experience Management. “These additions represent our focus on boosting customer facing roles in key markets as well as streamlining procurement and inventory.  We are also very excited to announce our newest branch openings, and continued market investments.”

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With locations throughout North America, AVAD is one of the most recognized brands in the fast-growing system integration market and offers a comprehensive line of premium solutions for video, audio, networking, HVAC, lighting control, security, home automation, digital signage, system design and other products needed by professional installers. Further differentiating its services, AVAD invests in the business tools, technical support and services integrators need to grow their businesses, including the fully transactional AVAD Mobile smartphone application providing integrators on-the-go access to AVAD products and value-added tools.