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AVPro Appoints Chris Kane as VP of North American Residential Sales

Published: 2024-04-02

AVPro Global Holdings, the parent company of AVPro Edge, AudioControl Pro, Bullet Train, Murideo, and Then Audio audio/video distribution products, has announced the appointment of Chris Kane as vice president of North American (NA) residential sales.

Kane will report to Mike Detmer, AVPro’s COO, and oversee NA business development initiatives including streamlining sales processes by unifying the AVPro brand portfolio under one experienced manager.

The long-time industry facing AudioControl personality, Kane is a known and trusted manager in the NA residential market. He brings a wealth of experience and insight to leverage AVPro’s growth initiatives while providing added value to its customers, the company notes.

Commercial Integrator’s sister-site CE Pro honored Kane five years ago by including him with a dozen other loyal industry veterans in the CE Pro Masters class of 2019.

“With 30 years of sales experience at AudioControl, it’s only natural to elevate Chris to manage the residential market for the entire AVPro brand portfolio in North America,” says Detmer, who recently joined the Sioux Falls, S.D.-based company as COO.

“Chris brings a wide range of expertise in strategic planning and execution, performance management, and team leadership to grow our market share while delivering additional value to AVPro customers,” Detmer added.

Kane Brings Record of Success to New AVPro Role

At AudioControl since 1992 after 10 years in consumer electronics retail, Kane managed new business development with major success.

He went about establishing strong relationships with customers across all related sales channels through extensive in-person and online presentations, dealer training seminars, and was a consistent presence at key custom integration industry tradeshows such as CEDIA Expo and ISE.

Kane is well-respected as a proficient manager of regional sales teams including independent manufacturer representatives, AVPro adds.

The company acquired AudioControl in August 2023 to help bolster its residential and commercial market reach.

Earlier this year, AudioControl expanded its rep network by bringing on two new independent sales rep firms for the Midwest region of the U.S.: Sales And Marketing, Inc. for the state of Michigan and AWA Reps, Inc. covering Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Minnesota, and both North and South Dakota.

Another version of this article originally appeared on our sister-site CEPro on April 1, 2024. It has since been updated for Commercial Integrator’s audience.

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