San Clemente, CA–July 23, 2007–iPort, the innovator who brought us the first in-wall solution for the Apple iPod, has chosen AVAD Southern California as Top Distributor for 2006 for achieving number one status in sales volume for the year. AVAD Southern California has locations in California and Las Vegas. In addition, iPort also awarded AVAD Rocky Mountain–with locations in Colorado, Utah, and Arizona, as Top Performing Distributor for exceeding its region’s sales goal beyond that of any other distributor in 2006.
According to Buzz Delano of iPort, “We applaud AVAD Southern California’s efforts for their successful marketing and sales strategies for their dealers which focused on selling multi-room audio with creative system designs incorporating the iPort music system.” Continuing, Delano said, “Equally as impressive are the efforts of AVAD Rocky Mountains who succeeded with iPort through step-up sales of iPort level 4 and level 5 models with two-way control functionality with a series of dealer seminars which featured iPort and integration skill-building workshops for its dealers.”
About AVAD, LLC
AVAD, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ingram Micro, Inc., is the most complete home integration solutions provider in the United States. Its in-depth technology offering of the most trusted brands and continuing education programs provide all the support necessary to design and implement complete home electronic systems solutions. AVAD stocks products for home theater, lighting controls, distributed audio/video, central vacuum, and more. AVAD also provides just-in-time delivery from each of its 37 locations nationwide.
AVAD is dedicated to dealer education, training and skill advancement, as evidenced by AVAD University’s over 450 online and classroom continuing education classes held each year.
By partnering with CEDIA for key industry training courses such as Installer Level 1 and II Certification, Designer Boot Camps and Home Theater workshops, AVAD is unparalleled in its commitment to the betterment of the industry and the dealer’s bottom line.
AVAD exemplifies this concept with the Dealer to Builder (D2B) program, which links highly-trained and qualified members of its 9,000+ dealer corps with homebuilders across the United States to outfit new homes with in-demand, cutting-edge electronic systems.
iPort, maker of the first in-wall music system for iPod, provides freedom from the constraints of headphones. iPort makes it possible to easily share music and photos through any home stereo or entertainment system. Using innovative technology and unique design, iPort is committed to producing products that are stylish, inventive, and as simple to use as the iPod.
For more information, contact iPort at 212 Avenida Fabricante, San Clemente, CA 92672, call 949-492-7777, or go to www.iportmusic.com.
iPort is the innovation of Scott Struthers, co-founder of Sonance, developer of the first high fidelity in-wall speaker, and a founding member of CEDIA.
iPort is a registered trademark of Dana Innovations
Top Distributor of 2006 — AVAD So. California
L to R: Darrick Sanchez, Suzanne Zimmer, Danny Decker, Benny Olague, Vanessa Montano, Michael Spokny