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ProSource Announces 2023 Members of the Year

Annual honorees are to be celebrated at the 2024 ProSource PRO/Power Spring Conference.

ProSource has announced its 2023 PRO and Power Members of the Year. The honorees will be celebrated at the 2024 ProSource PRO/Power Spring Conference, being held at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla., from May 12–17, 2024.

The 2023 PRO and Power Members of the Year are as follows:

PRO: Abt Electronics, Owners Billy Abt, Ricky Abt, Mike Abt, Jon Abt

“We are delighted to be selected as ProSource’s Member of the Year and we feel that this is great exposure for our brand and the products we carry” says Billy, Ricky, Mike, and John Abt. “This is an honor for our organization.”

ProSource 2023 Awards - Abt

“Being one of the top CE retailers in the world is not an easy feat to accomplish and it does not happen overnight,” says Jim Kozicki, ProSource VP of business development. “It takes many years, in this case, 88 years of dedication, hard work and beyond all, excellent customer service. Abt Electronics was a founding member of PRO Group all those years ago and continues to support, what is today, ProSource, in every aspect. From providing excellent input on our CI and audio committees to being in the top echelon in terms of supporting our vendor communities, Abt is a glowing example of what group membership should be. I am very proud that Abt has been selected as the PRO Member of the Year.”

“Abt Electronics is one of the original Pro Group members and I am happy to recognize their decades of group support and engagement,” says Jim Pearse, ProSource CEO. “Abt is defined by their execution, vendor partnerships, and legendary forward thinking. They have evolved into a strong multi-vertical retailer that leverages e-commerce, custom integration, and retail. When I think of the best of the best in the ProSource PRO level members, Abt clearly defines what good looks like.  We are happy to celebrate Abt as the ProSource PRO Member of the Year.”

Power: ETC Palm Beach, Owner Paul Biava

“We are thrilled to receive this recognition and I’m happy to accept it on behalf of our employees,” says ETC Palm Beach owner, Paul Biava. “The team is what makes ETC what it is and without all our employees we wouldn’t be here today. I am eternally grateful to their hard work and dedication and everything they do for our clients every day.”

ProSource 2023 Awards - ETC

“Exemplifying dedication to our vendor partners, excellence in design and execution, along with commitment to innovation, ETC Palm Beach embodies the very essence of what ProSource stands for as an organization,” says Tim Basford, ProSource senior director of sales – power. “Their tireless efforts and outstanding contributions have not only elevated the South Florida marketplace, but inspired other members to strive for greatness.”

“I have had the pleasure of visiting the ETC team at their headquarters and they are delivering on their culture imperative of WOW and AMAZE,” adds Pearse. “Their operational strength, disciplined processes, and unmatched customer satisfaction are worthy of the ProSource Power Member of the Year recognition. ETC is clearly setting a new standard for all of us a ProSource.”

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