Azione Unlimited Adds Red Carpet, Elects New Board, Announces Italy Trip Winners
Azione Unlimited is ever-expanding its collection of resources for its members, and has recently announced three new developments for 2020. Building on the success of 2019, the education and buying group has added three new board members, declared the dealer and vendor winners for the all-expenses-paid vacation to Italy, and added Red Carpet Home Cinema to its list of world-class vendor members.
“In the past eight years, Azione Unlimited has conceived, organized, and produced a distinct impression upon the custom integration industry. The organization has evolved quickly into a powerhouse of education, community, and business opportunity for both dealers and vendors,” said Richard Glikes, President of Azione Unlimited. “Our philosophy is resonating within the industry, and our message is connecting with best-in-class dealers. 2019 was an incredible year for the group, and we are excited to carry that momentum into 2020.”
Joining the Azione Unlimited Board of Directors are two new vendors and one re-election dealer that will support Glikes in ensuring the success and growth of the group. The newly elected advisory members include Jeff Brewer, Vice President of Sales at Sonance, and Alex Camara, CEO of AudioControl. Dealer-member Eric Thies, President of DSI Luxury in Los Angeles, continues his term after re-election.
“Joining the board is an exciting moment because it allows me to be an integral part of a community that continues to grow and diversify its impact in the industry,” said Brewer. “Recently, Azione Unlimited distinguished itself as the Smart Home Association, but with all the important initiatives, influential programs, and brilliant minds in the organization, I really believe it has shifted to the smart dealer association.”
Following a 2019 year full of achievements, Azione awarded 11 winners and one guest a six-day, five-night trip to Italy. The yearlong contest was created as a way to incentivize and award dealers and vendors that generate business within the group. Commitments were measured across four categories: adoption, growth, engagement, and excellence. Dealers and vendors earned tickets for specific goals such as moderating training sessions, hitting growth milestones, adopting new lines, or attending conferences.
The 11 winners include:
- Mark Ontiveros, Audio Images, Dealer
- Jason Voorhees, Cantara Design Group, Dealer
- Eric Bodley, Future Ready Solutions, Vendor
- Neal Grennan, Samsung, Vendor
- Patrick Cain, Front Row Audio Video, Dealer
- Robert Lewis, AVC Home Theaters, Dealer
- Michael Benedetto, Monitor Audio, Vendor
- Don Dixon, Definitive Electronics, Dealer
- Sean Hawley, Tech Automation, Dealer
- Gabi Wolper, Fortress Seating, Vendor
- Chris Discotto, Salamander, Vendor
Lastly, Azione is welcoming new vendor member, Red Carpet Home Cinema, a luxury movie rental service that allows users to view blockbuster films the same day the are released in theaters. This emerging category adds even more versatility to Azione’s lineup of 46 manufacturers, nine service, and two distributors.
“The beauty of partnering with Red Carpet is in the confidence that Azione Unlimited has picked the right partner for the right category,” said Patrick McCarthy, Director of New Business Development. “We’ve already experienced a few homeruns with Bryte, Blackdove, and Pure Wellness being a top-end provider for their respective emerging categories, and we are absolutely thrilled we can do it again with Red Carpet.”