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SnapAV Increases Product Investment; Announces New Appointments

Company is increasing its investment in control, lighting, surveillance, and networking audio.

SnapAV has announced that it is increasing its investment in control, lighting, surveillance, networking audio, and other product development in its five ‘centers of excellence’ located in Draper, UT; Charlotte, NC; Portland, OR; Westlake Village, CA, and Serbia. At the same time, the company announced the promotion and appointments of several key personnel to further strengthen product development.

GPaul Hess
G Paul Hess

Supporting product development across every category, SnapAV announced the promotion of G Paul Hess to chief product officer. Hess is widely recognized as a passionate thought leader who is renowned for his product expertise, as well as 10 years of integrator experience. He is responsible for introducing many of the company’s leading brands, such as Binary, Luma, Araknis, and OvrC, and strengthening and expanding brands like Episode and WattBox, among many others

SnapAV has also announced the appointment of David Moore, who returns to SnapAV to lead Engineering and Technology, as well as the promotion of Mike Jordan and Jason Winchester to lead category and product management across the organization.

Greg Simmons
Greg Simmons

In a concerted effort to increase the voice of Snap’s Partners across its business, SnapAV also announced that industry veteran Greg Simmons, one of Parasol’s founders and CEDIA industry legend, is joining the company as vice president, industry partnerships

SnapAV also announced that Charlie Kindel will exit SnapAV and pursue other opportunities outside of the company. “I want to thank Charlie for all that he has contributed to our current market success,” says SnapAV CEO John Heyman. “Under his leadership, we introduced OS3, Chime, and Neeo. He recruited key talent to the company, improved processes across the business, and set the stage for a continued bright product future. As a shareholder and avid customer of our products, we know we will continue to receive Charlie’s wisdom for years to come!”

Re-emphasizing his message to the industry during Snap Pro Live, Heyman stresses that SnapAV is laser-focused on both of its platforms: product and business. “Between our increased investment and strong product development team across our offices in Utah, North Carolina, Oregon, California, and Serbia, we are in the best position possible to continue driving innovation for the industry and our Partners. Simply put, it’s our passion,” he says.

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