Artcoustic, Cabasse, iSky Panels and Screen Research Recognized for Exceptional Performance and Innovation
Bellingham, WA, August 1, 2007 — StJohn Group, a leading specialty distributor of high performance products for North America, was announced as the recipient of four prestigious Product of the Year awards for 2007 from Electronic House magazine. With a selection from each of StJohn Group’s four brands, EH editors selected the Cabasse iO2 loudspeaker, Artcoustic DF-Multi X2 loudspeaker, iSky Panel system and the Screen Research ClearPix2 projection screen.
Winners of this year’s awards will be featured in the September issue of Electronic House magazine which will be distributed to thousands of attendees at CEDIA Expo as well as to subscribers and newsstand circulation. Products will also be featured on electronichouse.com for one full year where 1.5 million viewers are expected. There will also be a special awards ceremony hosted by EH at the upcoming CEDIA Expo in Denver, Colorado on Saturday September 8.
Products are initially nominated by the editors of EH Publishing’s four magazines who all choose their favorite products. Decisions are then based on a combination of reviews, product demos and talking directly with dealers, installers and users of the products. Topping their list of judging criteria is technological innovation, overall value and outstanding features.
For StJohn Group, all four of their brands, and their many products, help reconcile the aesthetic and audio/video performance requirements for today’s home entertainment consumer.
Kevin Leja, President and Co-Founder of StJohn Group commented, “It is always a great honor to be recognized for an award from a leading industry group like EH Publishing. Getting four Product of the Year awards at one time is tremendously exciting and validates our marketing strategy of “Technology for Designed Environments”. Mr. Leja went on to add, “Along with my partner John Caldwell, StJohn Group is proud to accept these awards on behalf of our wonderful partners; Artcoustic, Cabasse, iSky Panels and Screen Research.”
About StJohn Group
StJohn Group, Inc. is not a typical American distributor. Only representing lines offering exclusive North American distribution opportunity allows the company to closely work with its partners on a holistic approach to brand development. Unlike most U.S. distributors, StJohn Group handles all facets of sales and marketing, including literature and collateral creative and production, advertising creative and buys, public relations, web sites, business development and long range market planning.
Based in Bellingham, WA with a satellite office in Ventura, CA, StJohn Group has seventeen regional representative firms and an active roster of more than 600 specialty A/V dealers.
StJohn Group specializes in products and services for the custom integration (CI) market — both residential and commercial — and represents Artcoustic Loudspeakers, Cabasse Loudspeakers, iSky Panel Systems, and Screen Research in North America and the Caribbean.