Audio Craft Acquired by iVideo Technologies

Sixty-year-old Cleveland-based A/V specialist and residential/light commercial custom integrator Audio Craft has been acquired by iVideo Technologies, a supplier of products and services for the commercial audio, video and broadcast industries.

Tim Czyzak, president of iVideo Technologies, said Audio Craft was being brought in as a division, but that the Audio Craft brand would be continued in the Cleveland market. He added that the acquisition would enable iVideo to get into the residential and light-commercial categories, which the company had not serviced before. Audio Craft’s single retail showroom is closing, and operations will be consolidated within iVideo’s facilities, Czyzak said.

Greg Puntel, who will remain on board as regional accounts manager, said that Audio Craft president Wayne Puntel would retire from the company. Among others remaining on staff are Roger Abady, as accounts manager and Tony Farace as engineering specialist, Puntel said.

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  • David Marshall

    I’m sorry to see the original flagship location closing. Wayne Puntel is one of the truly great and wonderful people in this business. He is the person who made me want to get involved in the audio-video business. My best wishes go to Wayne on his retirement, a very classy guy. Anyone who’s had the good fortune to know him will miss him as one of the people who spawned the business’ Golden Age. Good luck Greg, Roger, and Tony.