Franklin Karp

Editor in chief of Dealerscope

“Creative Collaboration” was the theme of the spring 2013 meeting of Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA), and the event certainly lived up to that title, as it featured a variety of activities conceived to spurn the group’s member dealers and associated vendors to work together in new, inventive ways.

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Audio Video Systems announced this week that longtime employee Chris Padesky passed away last month. Padesky was described by the company's COO, Franklin Karp, as "a great family man, friend and AVS team member [who] will be missed by all of us."

The inaugural CEA Demo Suites, partner of CEA Line Shows and included in the first-ever CE Week, kicked off in Manhattan last Friday at the Affinia Hotel.

CE Week, CEA Demo Suites and AXPONA are bringing back to New York a dedicated trade and consumer event for the high-end audiophile and residential systems marketplace. The event runs throughout the day Friday, and into Saturday, at the Affinia Hotel on 7th Avenue in New York. 

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