Azione Unlimited, an education and buying group for custom retailers and integrators, has added five new dealer members and integrator Travis Leo as an Advisory Board member. In its first three years, the group has grown to 130 dealer members and 42 vendor members.
Azione welcomes its newest team members: Texas Custom AV, in Dallas, TX; Diversified Systems International, in Reno, NV; Compass Technology Group, in Denver, CO; Grand Home Automation, in Hudsonville, MI; and Serious Home Technology Inc. (DBA Play), in Bluffton, SC.
“Joining Azione is one of the top three best business decisions I have made in the past nine years,” said Ron Angner, owner of Serious Home Technology, Inc. (DBA-Play).
Richard Glikes, president of Azione Unlimited, said, “I love this business and I love helping dealers prosper. Experience is the fundamental underpinning of a great teacher. My 43 years in this industry have shown me that helping others be profitable is a worthy vocation. I’m a teacher and a student. These cherished new additions to our group will learn and teach too.”
Travis Leo, of Residential Systems in Lakewood, CO, joined Azione’s Advisory Board, which is made up of five dealer members and five vendor members. Travis joins fellow vendor board members Keith Haas, of Integra; Jason Sloan, of Sonance; George Walter, of Christie; and Eric Bodley, of Future Ready Solutions; as well as fellow dealer members Jason Voorhees, of Cantara Designs; Kim Michaels, of Electronic Environments; Don Dixon, of Definitive Electronics; and Kevin Lambidonis, of DES.
“The group of leaders that Richard has assembled is the best in the industry, and I am proud to be part of this progressive group," said Leo. "I look forward to continuing to learn from my peers while providing insight as we grow this into the best collaboration group in the CEDIA industry.”
Glikes added, “I learned early on in my business career that the best thing you can do is surround yourself with smart people. Our group is the only group where dealers and vendors are equal and both members. This board is very bright, energetic, and thoughtful. Travis Leo fits the profile, being intelligent, a great communicator, and possessing savvy business acumen. Azione is blessed to have such a strong board.”