AVAD LLC has opened new sales and distribution locations, and has expanded into northern Florida, to serve more dealers more effectively.
Following up on its recent announcement of plans to strengthen its business model, AVAD is taking steps to enhance its presence in the U.S. and Canada. AVAD’s market development and expansion plans are intended to position the company as the dominant distribution partner in the custom installation channel for both residential and commercial integrators.
AVAD’s new San Diego branch will open in December and will serve the greater San Diego area, which along with AVAD’s Van Nuys (Los Angeles) and Irvine branches will provide dealers across southern California with access to AVAD’s industry leading product selection. Also opening this month are AVAD locations in Marietta, GA (Atlanta) and Eden Prairie, MN. (Minneapolis/St. Paul). In January, AVAD will announce four additional new locations in Boston, Houston, Charlotte, and Denver.
AVAD is also announcing the opening of its first new distribution hub, in Baltimore, MD, which will provide greater inventory availability to integrators across the eastern United States. Set to open in January 2017, AVAD’s distribution hub will consolidate inventory and streamline fulfillment. A second hub warehouse will open in Phoenix, AZ in February of 2017. Additionally, a new will-call logistics model will serve current and many new markets across North America, further expanding the AVAD footprint.
AVAD is also expanding its market reach in northern Florida, with the addition of Michael Brickwedde, providing local representation to integrators in Tampa, Orlando, and other markets in the northern part of the state. Brickwedde brings prior experience in sales and distribution within the consumer electronics area, including previous positions at AVAD, where he served as a sales representative for seven years, as well as 21st Century Distributing and Sound Advice.
“We are excited to announce the openings of new locations in several markets, allowing our dealers to pick up inventory, consult with our staff, and learn more about the latest industry offerings,” said Seth Evenson, director of customer experience management. “We also are delighted to have Michael Brickwedde join the organization. Michael is the first of up to 10 new regional hires that will expand our sales effort in 2017.”