Philadelphia, PA — July 18, 2016 — Last month at InfoComm 2016 in Las Vegas, Almo Professional A/V, North America’s largest professional audio visual distributor with forward-thinking product integration, education and technical support capabilities, experienced the “omne trium perfectum” principle — which suggests that good things come in threes — by bringing home a trio of coveted industry awards.
Accolades include, for the third year in a row, Commercial Integrator Magazine’s CI BEST Award in the category of Training, Consulting & Publications/Business Services for Almo’s traveling E4 AV Tour. Additionally, Almo earned the rAVe Publications Readers’ Choice Award for Best Distributor for the fifth year in a row and was also named ClearOne’s 2015 Platinum Distributor of the Year.
“We’ve assembled a great tenured team that has enabled us to become the largest North American professional audio visual distributor in the shortest amount of time. This has been an incredible experience, and to receive public recognition for our programs, professionals and services at a show like InfoComm confirms that we are reshaping the expectations for what audio visual distribution should be in 2016 and beyond,” said Sam Taylor, executive vice president and COO for Almo Professional A/V.
According to the CI BEST Judging Team, "The CI BEST Awards have become one of the most coveted awards in the industry because the entries are judged independently on their merits by a team of top integrators, as well as the Commercial Integrator editorial team, from around the U.S. Entries are rated by their innovation and benefits to the integrator. Congratulations to Almo Pro A/V for winning in the category of Training, Consulting, & Publications/Business Services."
“It’s not often we see one company win year after year in the rAVe Readers’ Choice Awards,” said Sara Abrons, executive editor for rAVe Publications. “As the name of the awards implies, the winners are nominated by and then voted on by rAVe’s readers — integrators, dealers and other insiders in the AV industry. The fact that Almo Pro A/V has won Best Distributor not just once but five years in a row speaks for itself.”
“Almo received ClearOne’s Platinum Distributor of the Year award based on achievement of the highest revenue growth in 2014-2015 as a distributor in North America,” said Zee Hakimoglu, president, CEO and chairman of the board for ClearOne. “Almo continues to make cutting-edge support and logistical services a priority while enhancing distribution capabilities.”
About The E4 AV Tour
The E4 AV Tour has traveled to cities around the country to provide free product, technical and business training needs to thousands of resellers and installers while creating the ideal forum for professional networking. E4 offers audio visual professionals a full day of educational sessions worth InfoComm Renewal Units as well as exclusive access to the newest products and services. This year, the tour visited Washington, D.C. in March and Atlanta in April. It will resume in the fall with stops in Boston on September 23 and Dallas on October 18. For more information about E4, go to www.e4avtour.com.
About Almo’s Business Development Managers Almo’s highly specialized fleet of Business Development Managers bring a multitude of expertise, such as technical knowledge, system design assistance, in-depth brand/product knowledge, bid and project registration capability, as well as a direct line to all of the top manufacturers in the AV industry. No other distributor in the AV industry provides this level of expertise to its partner community.
About Almo’s Managed Services
Almo is the first distributor in the industry to create a path for resellers to expand their reach through managed services. Resellers can take advantage of recurring revenue with Almo’s Content Creation Services. Through this program, digital content creation can be offered as part of the initial installation and ongoing maintenance package to build revenue, margins and customer relationships. Partners can heighten earning potential with Installation Services by “white labeling” them as their own from Almo’s well-vetted, highly trained installation services staff. Most recently, Almo CONNECT was introduced to give resellers reliable, scalable and robust bandwidth for internet, live TV and advanced voice. Customers pay for this service on a monthly basis and the integrator earns a regular commission on those contracts.
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About Almo Professional A/V
Almo Professional A/V is the nation’s largest professional audio visual distributor with forward-thinking product integration, training and education and technical support capabilities. With a highly skilled sales team, reseller education programs, seven distribution centers across the U.S. and product lines for the Pro A/V channel, Almo Professional A/V provides customers with the full distribution experience on a local and a personal level. Almo Professional A/V is a division of Almo Corp., the nation’s leading independent distributor of consumer electronics and major appliances. For more information about Almo Professional A/V, please call 888-420-2566 or go to www.almoproav.com. Almo Professional A/V can also be followed on Twitter at https://twitter.com/almoproav and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/almoproav.