REPRESENTATIVE AND DISTRIBUTION NEWS
Mar 1, 2003 12:00 PM
BSS Audio USA has named Hanoud Associates its Rep of the Year for the 2002 Harman fiscal year.… Listen Technologies Corp. announced its Manufacturing Representative Awards for the year 2002, to be presented at the NSCA Expo in Dallas. Representative of the Year is PCM Marketing, headquartered in Walnut Creek, California. The Most Improved Territory Award goes to Anew CT of Colorado. The Listen Bull Dog Award is presented to individuals for demonstrating tenacity and not letting go of a sales opportunity. Steve Armstrong of Pros, John Holder of Quest Marketing, Mark Merrick of Anew CT, and Bob Strauss of Cardone, Solomon, and Associates are this year's Bull Dog recipients. Best Inside Staff Awards are being presented to Joy Armstrong of Pros of Vancouver, Washington, and Priscilla Solomon, of Cardone, Solomon, and Associates, headquartered in Northport, New York. The Quota Buster Award goes to each rep firm that met or exceeded quota in 2002. Aldridge Marketing of Austin, Texas; Anew CT of Elizabeth, Colorado; PCM Marketing; and Pros are recipients of 2002 Quota Buster Awards.… Global Caché will begin selling its GC-100 home network adapter through Worthington Distribution.… The Topp Group is representing Communications Specialties' line of products for the professional A/V and professional video markets throughout Western Canada, and Links AV is representing the company's line of fiber-optic and computer video products in the Middle East.… Korg USA has been appointed the exclusive U.S. distributor for the full line of Vestax products.… Lexicon presented its Outstanding Sales Performance Awards to five rep firms: Bay Marketing, the John B. Anthony Company, Novidor and Firestone, Promark Professional Marketing Services, and Tandem Marketing.… Stewart Audio has named the following new manufacturers' representatives: Northern California, northern Nevada, and Hawaii: SL Sales; Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska, and southern Illinois: dB Marketing; Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana: Dick Bellew Sales; and mid-Atlantic states: Towles Marketing.… Panamax selected Marketing Matters as its PR agency of record to develop a media relations campaign to promote the company's power protection products.… The Independent Professional Representatives Organization 2003-2004 board of directors consists of: President Andrew Ard, KA Marketing, Dallas; Vice President Paul Epstein, Current Marketing, Scottsdale, Arizona; Treasurer Barry Evans, Evans Sales and Marketing, Nashville; Secretary Jim Belford, JB Marketing, Colden, New York; Director Michael Lefkowits, Audio Associates, Piscataway, New Jersey; Director Dave Thomas, Momentum Reps, Denver; Director Doug Ferguson, Western Sales and Marketing, Newport Beach, California; Director Jim Sperandio, Sound Marketing, Carmel, Indiana; and Director Steve Zaboji, Balaton Marketing, Sterling, Virginia.… Integra announced awards for its top sales representatives for 2002: Best Rep Firm — Network Sales and Marketing, Knoxville, Tennessee; Best Individual Integra Rep — Danny Thompson, MK Marketing, Irvine, California; and Best Achievement Over Quota — Bay Marketing, Fleetwood, Pennsylvania.… AVAD, LLC has entered into a distribution agreement with Bose to distribute the Bose Built-INvisible systems to its nationwide dealer base. Also, Polk Audio has formed a partnership with AVAD in order to efficiently access and service specialist custom installation and storefront retailers. AVAD will act as Polk's supply chain partner, providing local marketing support, training, tech support, and warehouse services for dealers approved by Polk Audio. In other news, AVAD Southeast/Custom Solutions Distributing has received, for the third continuous year, Elan Systems' Excellence in Distributing award.… Ascheman Marketing has joined Multicom as a manufacturer's representative agency for southern Illinois, eastern Missouri, and Kansas City, Kansas, areas.… Peavey Electronics Corp. won 2002 Sales Representative of the Year at the Music and Sound Retailer's Music and Sound Awards at the Winter 2003 NAMM.… Centric AV is representing Analog Way's line of products for the professional A/V and broadcast markets throughout the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Alaska.… AKG Acoustics appointed DiModica and Associates and Western Audio Sales as its newest representative firms. DiModica and Associates will be responsible for AKG's Florida territory, and Western Audio Sales will represent AKG in Southern California.… MiPro Electronics Company has appointed Avlex Corp. as its exclusive distributor in the United States.… BVC International will handle the Nexo USA line in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Oklahoma.… Transamerica Audio Group has taken on the U.S. distribution of Apex's Intelli-Q real-time system optimizer.… Sonance named Roher Public Relations to handle all marketing and corporate public relations activities.
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