Video Mount Products is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.
“Back in 1994 when big and boxy tube televisions were all the rage, VMP quickly became a favorite for mounting these bulky CRT’s onto walls and from the ceilings of bars, restaurants, gyms, and other commercial venues,” said Keith Fulmer, president of Video Mount Products and a 28-year industry veteran who joined VMP in 1996. “Since then, VMP has evolved along with an ever expanding AV industry into a leading supplier of flat panel mounting solutions, from installations in educational, institutional, and religious applications to lodging, sports venues, residential, health care, and restaurants.”
20 years ago, Stevensville, MD-based Video Mount Products began as an OEM project to provide mounts for a handful of Maryland electronic distributors whose customers were handling multiple TV installations in small venues. The line began with a product offering of just six items and has evolved into an industry leader now offering nearly 200 SKUs to installation professionals across every facet of the AV, communications, and security industries.
“While we began strictly offering TV mounts for CRTs, we now provide an extensive line that includes mounts for flat panels and projectors as well as equipment racks and cabinets for data and AV installs,” Fulmer said. “Additionally, we cater to the needs of our wireless and broadband customers with an array of satellite and antenna mounting products.”
In 1996 when Fulmer was a principal of Keller & Associates, which was the manufacturers’ representative for Video Mount Products in the NY/NJ Metro area, the founder of VMP hired him to spearhead VMP’s growth and market development. In 2005, Fulmer purchased all of the company’s outstanding stock and became the sole owner.
Fulmer holds a B.B.A. in Accounting from James Madison University, is the father of two sons, and is an active leader of the Boy Scouts of America since 1997 as well as an active member of Christ Episcopal Church (Kent Island, Md.; oldest congregation in MD – Founded 1631). Prior to joining VMP, Fulmer was owner of manufacturers representative Concepts Unlimited, and executive vice president and partner for manufacturers representative Keller & Associates.
“VMP products have been engineered for and installed with confidence in thousands of AV, communications, and security applications throughout the world,” Fulmer concluded. “We wouldn’t be celebrating our 20th anniversary without our customers, and that’s why we place such a high emphasis on our customer service. VMP prides itself on providing the best products in the industry and by supporting those products with knowledgeable professionals who understand that ‘support’ is the core of our business.”