AVAD to Return to CEDIA Show AVAD will return to the show floor of CEDIA to share its knowledge with the integration community after a five-year hiatus from CEDIA. By RS Staff Published: July 26, 2016 ⋅ Updated: April 15, 2019 AVAD will return to the show floor of CEDIA after a five-year hiatus from the show. The North American distributor has more than 10,000 customers across the United States and Canada, offering premium solutions for video, audio, networking, HVAC, lighting control, security, home automation, digital signage, system design, and other products needed by professional installers more readily accessible. Kingswood Capital Management, a private equity investment firm, acquired AVAD in early July. “It’s important for AVAD to participate and interact with our dealers at key industry events,” said Tom Jacoby, chairman and CEO of AVAD LLC. “AVAD’s goal is to provide our customers with exceptional service that’s unmatched among competitors and we understand that the foundation of that service is through conversation. We invite our dealers to visit us at CEDIA, join us for a coffee or beer at our booth, and experience the new vision of AVAD.” With dealers in mind, AVAD understands the importance of the CEDIA event as a channel to meet with dealers to share knowledge that helps dealers grow their business. As a recent Residential Systems Stellar Service winner for Best Customer Service and Tech Support, AVAD is recognized among the community for its exceptional service to its dealers. Distributing more brands than any other company in the residential and commercial installation market, AVAD has the backbone for nearly any technology. Combined with an extensive history and years of experience, AVAD and its tech experts have among the most institutional knowledge in the industry.