Vaddio Becomes USAV PMP
Broomfield, Colo.—July 27, 2016—USAV announced Vaddio is now part of the USAV Preferred Manufacturer Partner (PMP) lineup. Milestone AV Technologies’ Chief and Da-Lite brands are already USAV PMPs. Milestone’s acquisition of Vaddio this spring paved the way for creation of a Vaddio buying program and partnership providing USAV Integrators access to Vaddio PTZ cameras, ProAV solutions and a full suite of Unified Communication and Collaboration systems.
“We have a great respect for the entire Milestone team and we appreciate the opportunity we have to work with them. Milestone is an extraordinary organization and it has been exciting to watch them evolve and grow over the years,” said USAV Founder and CFO Chris Whitley. “When Milestone acquired Vaddio this spring, we were excited to have a conversation about expanding our partnership to include this additional brand.”
Milestone is USAV’s 2016 Signature sponsor. Vaddio will join the Chief and Da-Lite brands in this top sponsorship position helping to support USAV programs and events throughout the year such as the second annual USAV Fourteeners Trip to Mexico in April and the upcoming USAV NexGen Leadership Conference in Westminster, CO September 6-8, 2016.
“We are excited for Vaddio to be added as a USAV Preferred Manufacturer Partner,” said Kent Cawthorne, Vice President of US Sales for the Vaddio brand. “Joining brands, Chief and Da-lite, we are looking forward to expanding an already successful partnership with USAV by delivering our industry-leading live production and collaboration solutions to USAV integrators.”
In assuring that Milestone continues to provide a high level of support to USAV directly and to its members, Mitch Golden, Director of Sales for Da-Lite will be taking on the role of managing this important partnership for all three Milestone brands. Mitch has been with Milestone for approximately 8 years, has a background with both the Chief and Da-Lite brands as well as experience in managing USAV in the past.
USAV selects only a limited number of best of breed PMPs in each product category, often just a single leading partner. Manufacturers are chosen based on a three-step process that includes: application, approval by USAV’s Dealer Advisory Council, and an affirmation by USAV Integrators.
USAV bonds ProAV affiliates into an elite industry team. With integrator members through the U.S. and Canada, partnerships with top ProAV manufacturers and service providers, and alignment with leading industry associations, the advantage USAV provides is unparalleled by any other industry association. USAV Integrators provide clients with the benefit of a nationwide network of ProAV specialists and personal relationships with local AV experts. Founded in 2001, USAV has provided a unique advantage to its affiliates for over a decade. For more information, visit www.USAVGroup.net.
Vaddio is a Milestone AV Technologies company. Acquired by Milestone AV Technologies (www.milestone.com) in April 2016, Vaddio (www.vaddio.com) designs, develops and manufactures professional quality PTZ cameras, Pro AV solutions and a full suite of Unified Communication and Collaboration systems for the audiovisual, collaboration and production markets. Combining enterprise class performance and industry leading support with system-configured design for simplicity of installation and operation, Vaddio products enhance any AV experience by elevating the science of communication with the Art of Easy. For more information visit www.vaddio.com or 1.800.572.2011.
Milestone AV Technologies is a leading global provider of innovative mounting and display solutions for various audiovisual technologies. Our innovative products, sold principally under the Chief, Sanus, Da-Lite, Projecta and Vaddio brand names, are sold through numerous channels, including Pro AV dealers, regional home theater dealers, consumer electronics retailers, mass merchants and original equipment manufacturers. The brands of Milestone formed independently, and when united, provide the most comprehensive offering of AV solutions in the market. The Company currently serves a broad base of over 6,000 global customers with a U.S. headquarters just outside of Minneapolis, Minnesota.