Energy Squad has appointed industry veteran Wayne Ortner to the position of sales manager.
Ortner has been in the consumer electronics industry for over 36 years, in virtually every segment of the supply chain, including retail, sales representation, distribution and most recently, vendor sales management. His experience includes having been a founding member of AVAD, where he won awards from companies such as Lutron, and more recently, he has been a national sales manager for a lighting control company and a home automation manufacturer.
“I think Energy Squad is perfectly positioned to bring a wonderful new business opportunity to the market,” said Ortner. “This is a perfect model with which to bring these new technologies to market, and frankly, I’m stunned at some of the high-tech products vendors are bringing to us – some of these products are light years ahead (pun intended) of the garden-variety stuff in the mass retail channels. I’m incredibly excited to add my experience in distribution management, dealer relationships and business development to the mix, and I expect this to be a very synergistic combination of personalities.”
"Wayne is a relationship guy," said Energy Squad CEO Jonathan Stovall. "When I started my AV business, Wayne and his team at AVAD treated me as a vital part of their company... even though I was small. His integrity is second to none, and I couldn't be more thrilled to have Wayne around as we bring green tech to professional integrators."