The PRO Source Reception at CES
Tom Galanis, ADI, and PRO Group’s Dave Workman
Brandsource/HES’s Jim Ristow and new HES president David Pidgeon, Starpower
L. to r.: Electronics Expo’s Leon Temiz; D&M’s Jim Caudill, Kevin Zarow, new president /sales & marketing/Americas Brian Poggi, and Tim Bailey
Definitive Technology’s Mike Lang and Dave Peet
PPC’s Eric Bodley and ImageCrafters’ Spencer Kalker
The allied PRO Group and Brandsource HES (Home Entertainment Source) buying groups held their annual pre-CES reception Monday night at Ballys Las Vegas.
During the event, PRO Group executive director Dave Workman announced what he termed as his group’s “strategic arrangement” with eBay, to take effect sometime within the first quarter. “2012 needs to be about increased profitability.”
Workman told Dealerscope/CustomRetailer, “It’s the second-most trafficked site in the CE business. We believe this partnership will provide our dealers with a way to bring their storefronts in front of many more customers. Our objective is to bring the brick-and-mortar experience to the Internet world.”
Here are some snapshots from the reception.