PRO Group, HES Expand Partnership

Home Entertainment Source (HES) and PRO Group announced that they have entered a long-term agreement to operate under the umbrella organization ProSource. Dave Workman has been named president and CEO of ProSource, while remaining president and COO of PRO Group.

The group, the largest consumer electronics buying group that claims $3 billion in annual sales, will be lead by a six-member steering committee that includes George Manlove, Murry Huppin, Walt Stinson, David Pidgeon, Bob Dodge and Andy Kersey.

“Jim Ristow and I have had a vision for our two organizations stretching back for almost three years,” Workman said in a statement. “We each have the privilege of managing two very successful buying organizations, but with the myriad of changes that continue to occur in the CE industry, we knew that we needed to change as well.

“While PRO and HES will continue to function independently from an operations standpoint to cater to the specific needs of each organization’s member base, this agreement finally allows us the opportunity to harness the potential of our combined volume and work even more closely with our core partners.”

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