“Almo Vendor Awards of Excellence night is always one of my favorites because we get to recognize the outstanding achievements of our suppliers,” said Sam Taylor, executive vice president and COO for Almo Professional A/V, in the Almo announcement.
“Each of this year’s winners has gone above and beyond to partner with Almo to better support the needs of the pro AV integrator and reseller,” he said.
“They understand the importance of partnering outside of product sales and join us in creating strong relationships and marketing strategies that build value and success.
“These Almo Vendor Awards are indicative of the growth we are achieving together to provide end-to-end AV solutions, education, training and revenue-growing services.
“Together, we intend to stay ahead and further expand the role of the distributor to ensure our integrator and reseller partners continue to thrive in this industry,” said Taylor.
Recipients of the Almo Pro A/V Vendor of the Year awards:
- Highest Growth Year-Over-Year in Essentials: Atlona Technologies
- Highest Growth Year-Over-Year for Displays: Avocor
- Top Sales in Essentials: Barco ClickShare
- Top Sales in Displays: NEC Display Solutions of America
- Vendor Rep of the Year: Pat Mead, Legrand AV Brands
Themed “This is Our Year,” the Almo Pro A/V national sales meeting included three full days of training and team-building for more than 100 employees and 35 vendor partners.
The group heard a keynote presentation from Kai Kight, a contemporary composer and innovator who spoke about rewriting the music of the AV industry and the importance of writing new music instead of playing what was written in the past.
Almo Pro A/V also used its national sales meeting as an opportunity to give back, both to the industry and to the community.
Almo’s vendor partners made product donations worth more than $25,000 toward Integrate Baltimore’s efforts to provide AV technology and raise awareness about viable career paths in the Pro AV industry.
Almo also donated more than $4,000 through a corporate contribution and raffle money raised at the event.