With an opening keynote from CEDIA’s Robert Keeler, distributor members assembled for annual planning sessions and vendor collaboration.
Pittsburgh, PA – July 16, 2019 – Last week, the 11 PowerHouse Alliance distributor members celebrated their tenth year as a national consortium, convening for their seventh annual National Sales Meeting alongside over 30 vendors in preparation for CEDIA Expo and the second half of 2019. The meetings concluded with the announcement of four new board members who will collaborate in leading the group going forward.
To start off the meetings, CEDIA Senior Director of Sales, Sponsorships, and Partnerships Robert Keeler presented to attendees, discussing the changes in the industry and how the regional distributors can poise for growth through product diversity and the development of strategic partnerships. Keeler offered insight on changes in the industry, which is seeing more influence from outside trades such as builders and designers, as well as new technologies pushing consumer awareness. “The Powerhouse Alliance represents a phenomenal group of people who look to forward this industry in a very positive fashion,” said Keeler. “Integrators, new and established alike, can benefit from this group’s collective knowledge in growing their business.”
His message of industry diversification and expansion was timely, as the PowerHouse Alliance has grown in recent years with new members and locations joining the group and now with a new board: Garrett Breinholt, sales manager for member Mountain West Distributors, has been appointed new board president, with CJ Provenzano from ECD as vice president. Mountain West Distributor’s Craig Breinholt joins as the secretary, with Patrick Berna from Ui Supplies as the new at-large board member. Together, the board will work with PowerHouse Alliance Executive Director Dennis Holzer in guiding the distributor consortium into growth through its A2V house brand, new vendors and lines, expanding training programs and events, as well as new partnerships and developments.
“The new officers bring a fresh perspective to our group, and starting at the sales meeting last week we’re enthusiastic to contribute to PowerHouse,” said Breinholt. “Ahead of our biggest show of the year, CEDIA Expo, it’s an exciting time to join as board president to help guide the group in new programs, partnerships, and growth.”
“As the industry adapts to new technologies, consumer demands, and dealer needs, the PowerHouse Alliance has adapted our offerings over the last decade to continuously serve our customers nationwide,” commented PowerHouse Alliance Executive Director Dennis Holzer. “At our National Sales Meeting, our members and vendors aligned on strategy moving into the second half of the year with CEDIA Expo ahead and starting 2020 strong. The PowerHouse Alliance is ready to make several key announcements including expansion plans, and with a new board in place, we will strategically advance in providing dealers with products across consumer electronics, light commercial, and security categories, and seeking new vendors and lines that will suit our repertoire and bring dealers into their next opportunities. As always, we are committed to providing training and expertise, deals, and convenient ordering and pickup.”
The PowerHouse Alliance 11 distributor members will exhibit together at CEDIA Expo in Denver, CO from September 9 through 14 in booth #2137.
To learn more about the PowerHouse Alliance or any of its member distributors, please visit www.powerhousealliance.com.
About PowerHouse Alliance
The PowerHouse Alliance is a national consortium of regional wholesale distributors delivering name brand products for custom installers, specialty dealers, large retailers and industry buying groups in the residential and commercial audio/video, home entertainment, security, networking, IT and consumer electronics accessories markets. With combined annual sales in excess of $800 million, PowerHouse Alliance member companies represent 800,000 square feet of warehouse space in over 39 convenient locations across the country, stocked with more than 250+ product lines including house-brand A2V. Creating cost efficiencies for manufacturers and buying power for customers, the Alliance offers a national footprint with the added benefit of local sales, training and support.
Powerhouse Alliance members include: 21st Century, Audio America, CED, Davis Distribution, ECD, EDI, KOA CCTV, Mountain West, Pioneer Music Company, Sierra Select, and Ui Supplies.
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