People & Places: Two Large Integrators and Their Growth Patterns; More Pro AV Industry News from February

AV news this month includes Verrex and Diversified quests to round out sales and development; other pro AV industry highlights features Atlona, Vanco, more.

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People & Places: Two Large Integrators and Their Growth Patterns; More Pro AV Industry News from February
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If you’re in the pro AV industry, you know that your competitors are growing larger. In our monthly recap of AV news and hires, we examine two of the largest integration firms — Diversified & Verrex — and their regional coverage of the United States.

Diversified Pushes for Live Events

While most commercial integrators take a standard design-and-build approach, Diversified serves some unique clients in an unusually flexible way. The company’s approach to taking on strategic accounts was formerly advised by Tony Gaston — who now serves in the Sports & Live Events division.

With a deep knowledge of the technical requirements and evolving needs facing today’s sports and entertainment venues, Gaston has been instrumental in projects like Golden 1 Center, Scottrade Center, Busch Stadium, Little Caesars Arena, Levi’s Stadium, AT&T Stadium, Dodgers Stadium and more.

“Tony has a proven track record of success and we are excited to have him join the Diversified team as we continue to expand,” says Chris Sullivan, Vice President, Diversified’s Sports and Live Events division.

Verrex Strengthens in the NorthEast

Noted for their growing international presence as well as their most recent opening in LA, Verrex is a highly-global company in terms of USA integrators.

Now, George Maniatis joins the company as sales account executive based in Wilmington, MA and is tasked with contributing to the company’s enterprise sales initiatives by delivering Verrex’s portfolio of conferencing, collaboration, video, and sound solution expertise to clients throughout the New England region.

Maniatis joins Verrex with nearly twenty years of AV sales experience. Pro AV industry experiences include Senior Account Manager at AVI-SPL and Technology Sales Consultant at Red Thread.

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