Almo Pro A/V Elevates Three to VP
National distributor Almo Professional A/V announced the promotion of three employees to vice president positions within its professional audio/visual division.
National distributor Almo Professional A/V announced the promotion of three employees to vice president positions within its professional audio/visual division. Melody Craigmyle has been named vice president of marketing, and John Riley and Steve Stacy are now vice presidents of sales in the Eastern and Western regions respectively.
According to Sam Taylor, executive vice president and COO at Almo Professional A/V, all three have made significant contributions to the growth of the division. He explained that because of their leadership, Almo Pro A/V channel partners have access to training, services and support that far exceeds the traditional distributor experience in the audiovisual industry.
“Melody has established the Almo Pro A/V brand in the commercial market and has made our E4 training and networking events the de facto standard in the commercial market,” said Taylor in a statement. “She also works tirelessly to provide partners with opportunities to advance their careers and has helped Almo become the industry’s education distributor.
“John and Steve manage Almo’s entire sales force, including the hiring and training of new sales representatives. Due to their tremendous leadership, Almo has more than doubled sales year over year, which has far outpaced the growth of the entire professional AV market. They are both industry veterans with CTS certification and they have strong relationships with our vendor partners and our customers.”
Craigmyle is responsible for creating differentiating marketing and education programs that allow Almo Professional A/V’s channel partners to achieve sales success while giving them the training tools to advance their business knowledge and technical expertise. Prior to Almo Pro A/V, Craigmyle was vice president of marketing for Electrograph Systems and vice president of marketing for Avatech Solutions.
A well-respected sales leader in the audiovisual industry, Riley previously served as vice president of Eastern regional sales at Electrograph Systems, and held service, tradeshow and sales engineering roles during his tenure there. While at Electrograph, Riley repeatedly earned awards for top revenue, profitability and new accounts. He is InfoComm International CTS-certified, along with many others on the Almo Professional A/V sales team.
Stacy has been in the AV industry for nearly 25 years in both manufacturing and distribution. He was previously with Electrograph Systems as regional sales director and his prior experience includes 18 years at LM Engineering. Stacy holds a CTS certification through InfoComm and is based in Almo’s Columbus, Ohio, office.