Catalyst AV Adds IC Realtime Security to Vendor List

Catalyst AV, the newest national distributor group, announced yesterday that it has added IC Realtime Security to their vendor line-up. Catalyst AV is made up of eleven regionally based rep/distribution companies. The group launched officially at last month’s Consumer Electronics … Continue reading

IC Realtime to Become ProSource Vendor at Upcoming HES Summit

ProSource, which bills itself as the country’s largest specialty and consumer-electronics merchandising group, announced today that IC Realtime would become a vendor for the organization at their upcoming HES Summit taking place February 17-20, 2013 at the Orlando Marriott World … Continue reading

DDG Scrambles to Rebuild in Wake of Member Defections

The world of national distributor groups often resembles the ever-shifting sands of the desert – members change, vendors change, and its relative market position often changes. So it is a radically changed world in which the Digital Delivery Group (DDG) … Continue reading

Wally Whinna’s New Catalyst AV Distributor Group: AVAD Part Two?

The industry is abuzz about the recently announced launch of a new national distributor group known as Catalyst AV. While the emergence of a new distributor group has been rumored for months, the formal announcement came out just last week. … Continue reading

Sandy Thrashes Thunderball Marketing

Thunderball Marketing, Inc., an Avenel, NJ-based distributor of consumer electronics and pro-DJ equipment was hit hard by hurricane Sandy last week, with facilities losing power and two co-located warehouses subjected to a shocking level of water damage. Thunderball’s Alan Henslovitz … Continue reading

Energy Squad Wants to Help Integrators to Catch the Green Wave

Sometimes the best ideas are the simplest. When I ask business owners and executives to tell me why they started their business, you’d be surprised at the mushy gobbledy-gook I’m often offered in response. So when strata-GEE.com readers at the … Continue reading

Grace Motif’s John Caldwell to Handle U.S. Sales for Indy Audio Labs’ Acurus & Aragon Brands

In an association that is somewhat unique in our industry, Indy Audio Labs, LLC, (IAL) the company that manufacturers the Acurus & Aragon high-end brands, has hired John Caldwell, founder and CEO of Grace Motif to handle sales for the … Continue reading

After 62 Years, New Jersey’s M. Rothman & Company Sold to Z. Reiss

>BREAKING NEWS< In news that is likely yet another indicator of the depths of the struggles of the consumer electronics industry, M. Rothman & Company, Inc. – a large consumer electronics distributor based in Ramsey, New Jersey and a one-time … Continue reading

Jeff Kussard Leaves Capitol Sales

BREAKING NEWS We have learned that Jeff Kussard, a top executive involved in strategic business development at Capitol Sales, Corp., reached a mutual agreement with the company resulting in his exit from the business on June 1, 2012. Kussard, a … Continue reading