Azione Unlimited announced that it has elected Savant Senior Vice President of Services & Customer Operations Angela Larson to its advisory board. Unique to the buying group scene, Azione’s advisory board consists of five dealer members and five vendor members who all work together with the goal of “creating, expanding, and implementing the organization’s mission.”
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Actually, Strata-gee was the first to reveal that Larson had joined the Azione board in a summary of that event – which I attended – posted earlier this month. The group’s existing board selected Larson with a vote taken during the group’s spring conference known as The Didactic Dovecote in the Desert in Arizona at the beginning of this month. I was there when President Richard Glikes announced Larson’s appointment to the whole Azione membership.
As I reported, Larson will be taking the board seat vacated by the departing Alex Camara of AudioControl. Camara, who recently sold AudioControl to Aamp is exiting the company and by extension the Azione advisory board.
Larson’s appointment, the organization says, takes effect immediately.
Savant has been a proud member of Azione Unlimited for nearly a decade, and we value and respect the great work the organization does to educate and promote the CI marketplace. I am personally looking forward to working even more closely with the talented family of Azione Unlimited integrators, helping them grow and continually evolve their businesses.Angela Larson
Typical of most integrator buying groups are boards of directors consisting solely of executives from select member companies. In some cases, these boards actually direct the activities and priorities of the management of the group. But in this case with Azione, while this board serves only in an advisory capacity, they take the unusual step of incorporating their supporting vendor community as part of the process of helping to provide or suggest guidance for the overall organization. That fact in and of itself makes them unique.
The Azione board is made up of the smartest vendors and dealers, and Angie is a welcomed addition. Having worked with her for the last ten years, we are thrilled to embrace her astute thinking in matters that will shape the future of Azione Unlimited as we approach our target of three hundred great dealers. Angie brings energy, intelligence, and enthusiasm to the task.Richard Glikes, Azione Unlimted Founder and President
Azione Unlimited Advisory Board
- Richard Glikes, President & Founder, Azione Unlimited
- Bryan Mills, Principal, Mills Technologies
- Kyle Steele, President, Global Wave Integration
- Ryan McDaniel, President, One-Touch Automation
- Nick DeClemente, President, Elevated Integration
- Paul Ostrin, President, Unlimited Integration
- Jeff Brewer, Vice President of Sales, Sonance
- Ron Callis, CEO, One Firefly
- Gretchen Gilbertson, Co-founder and CEO, Seura
- Daniel Nilsson, Director of New Business, Barco Residential
- Angela Larson, SVP Services & Customer Operations, Savant
To learn more about Azione Unlimited, visit azioneunlimited.com.