Almo Professional A/V Announces Rebrand as Exertis Almo

Published: April 14, 2022

Almo Professional A/V announced it has rebranded to become Exertis Almo. This announcement comes after Exertis’ acquisition of Almo Corp. last December.

Rebranding and Hosting E4

According to a statement, Philadelphia-based Exertis Almo will harness the combined sales, service, marketing and subject-matter expertise of Almo Pro A/V and Exertis Pro AV. As a result, it will become the largest and most specialized value-added North American professional AV distributor. The company states that the Exertis Almo rebranding process will continue through the beginning of May.

Sam Taylor, executive vice president and COO, will lead Exertis Almo as a newly unified division. He, of course, brings 35 years of pro AV leadership experience. The combined company includes more than 300 employees, 12 distribution facilities and 2.7 million square feet of warehousing space. Thus, it provides the specialization and resources its partners need. At the same time, it maintains the personal distribution approach that customers expect.

The company announced that it will host its first fully unified event — E4 Experience Chicago — on May 3. Moreover, reflecting excitement about the partnership and merged organizational strengths, E4 will have the largest exhibit hall space since the E4 program launch in 2009.

Sam Taylor to Helm Exertis Almo

Sam Taylor headshot

Sam Taylor, executive vice president and COO, Exertis Almo.

Almo Corp.’s president and CEO, Warren Chaiken, expands on the announcement. He remarks, “As a family-run business, we remain steadfast in our loyalty to our channel partners. Exertis’ acquisition of Almo Corporation gives them a pathway towards a future of growth and opportunity with abundant access to more products, services and financial support.” Chaiken continues, “Throughout the acquisition, we have worked hard to ensure the transition has been seamless and business has remained as per usual. Sam Taylor was the sure choice to lead the Exertis Almo division as I couldn’t think of a more well-known, well-respected professional AV leader in the industry to give resellers and integrators the value-added tools, expertise and access they need to thrive.”

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Taylor adds, “There has never been a more exciting time to partner with us than right now. Almo Pro A/V and Exertis Pro AV have combined best practices and now offer the most expansive range of products, managed services, technical support and training to help resellers and integrators drive business growth and generate profits.” He goes on, “We look forward to welcoming our partners to the first official Exertis Almo event — the E4 Experience — in Chicago on May 3. This provides the opportunity to introduce our combined staff of experts and share some of the latest trends and technology in our largest exhibit hall space yet for E4.”

Leadership Team

The leadership team of Exertis Almo is composed of the following:

  • Sam Taylor, executive vice president and COO
  • John Riley, senior vice president of sales, east
  • Kevin Welling, senior vice president of sales, west
  • Chris Lubick, senior vice president of sales, special markets
  • Bill Woodard, vice president of product management
  • Rob Ziv, vice president of business development and strategy
  • Melody Craigmyle, vice president of marketing and communications, Almo Corporation
  • Ashley Flaska, vice president of marketing

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