Stampede launches audio initiative, appoints John Fuqua as lead
Stampede has announced the launch of a long-term investment in the audio side of its business and the appointment of AV industry veteran, John Fuqua, as the initiative’s lead.
“This isn’t about the appointment of a single executive,” Stampede President & COO Kevin Kelly, said in a statement.
“It’s about the launch of a long-term commitment by this company to make professional audio as important a part of our business as is digital signage, video, presentation, unmanned aerial vehicles, and IoT. John Fuqua is the person who has the experience, the knowledge, and the passion required to achieve this objective for us, and for our customers. He will grow our audio products portfolio, engage our customers directly on their audio projects, and support our customers at the end-user level to enable projects to be successfully quoted, sold, and installed.”
According to Kelly, Stampede is uniquely positioned to achieve a leadership position in the distribution of professional audio products because it is centrally connected to every other part of so many AV-IT systems.
The company supplies thousands of installations every year with video, signage and connectivity solutions. It has established drone-based video systems (DVS) as a major and vital new product category.
Because of this, Stampede believes it is strategically positioned to integrate audio into the installations it is already a part of.
“Even more importantly, our partners can now take full advantage of the industry’s largest, most highly trained inside and field sales force that is focused solely on meeting the needs of the Pro AV community,” Kelly stated. “They can gain immediate access to and be quoted on thousands of installation projects and they will be able to quickly obtain real and substantial insight into these projects — at both the integrator and end-user levels.”