ProSource Audio Committee Completes Strategic Planning Meetings in Asia
ProSource, the largest audio, video and integration buying group in the country announced today the completion of strategic planning meetings with key audio vendor partners D&M, Harman, Sony, and Yamaha.
Dave Workman, President and CEO for ProSource commented, “The results continue to show the value the committee planning approach brings. While the format continues to evolve, we are the only buying group that delivers the priorities that audio vendors need.”
Stephanie Keough, Chief Merchant for World Wide Stereo stated, “Our group helps to influence product design through a collaboration with our vendor partners in a dynamic way, together with key subject matter experts.”
Discussing product roadmaps, drivers for success and key strategies with audio vendors is not new for ProSource, who has expanded on the committee concept with the addition of the CI committee in 2014 and 2016, the IoT committee.
“We greatly value ProSource’s input on the direction of the North American audio business and appreciate the collaborative nature of our relationship,” said Frank Sterns, Sony’s VP of AV Specialty and Custom Integration. “Working together to define the future audio product roadmap and marketing strategy will pay great dividends,” Sterns added.
ProSource attendees included David Workman, President and CEO, and Andy Orozco, Director of Business Development, Scott Zitter, Purchasing Manager, Expert Warehouse. ProSource members of the Audio Committee include:
- Murray Huppin, Huppins/One Call
- Angus Bryan, BrandsMart USA
- David Glassman, IQ Home Entertainment
- Joe Feregrino, Nebraska Furniture Mart
- Leon Temiz, Electronics Expo.
- Steve Weiner, Listen Up
- Stephanie Keough, World Wide Stereo
- Tommy Kinstle and Tim Freeman, Crutchfield
ProSource is a cooperative, member-owned, not-for-profit buying group representing more than 500 specialty retailers and custom integrators. With annual sales of more than $4.5 billion, ProSource is the largest specialty and consumer-electronics merchandising group in the United States, which allows it to negotiate stronger programs with manufacturers, helps independent dealers stay relevant to consumers, and keeps the specialty A/V channel competitive.
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