First announced back in early May, SnapAV and Control4 made their merger official as the calendar flipped to August. Under the new unified company, Control4 becomes a professional smart home brand in the SnapAV portfolio, while SnapAV continues to provide tech professionals end-to-end solutions in the A/V, surveillance, networking, and remote management space.
Some additional personnel details were shared in the statement announcing the closing of the merger. At the time of the initial announcement, SnapAV and Control4 made known that John Heyman, CEO of SnapAV, would become the CEO of the newly-combined company, and Martin Plaehn, formerly CEO of Control4, would join the board of directors for SnapAV’s parent company. Added to the list of job title changes is Charlie Kindel, who just recently joined the Control4 team after a long and successful stint as an Amazon Alexa executive. Kindel was announced as the Chief Product and Technology Officer for SnapAV. Additionally, Mike Carlet will serve as the Chief Financial Officer for the company.
Other executives that will be a part of the combined company include Jeff Dungan, G Paul Hess, JD Ellis, Barrett Schiwitz, Bryce Judd, Carmen Thiede, Graham Jaenicke, and Wally Whinna. The company will maintain headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina and Salt Lake City, Utah, with other offices and local facilities spread across the globe.
"The smart home industry is poised for massive growth, and much of that growth will be driven and satisfied by professionals. Our team shares a passion to deliver fantastic experiences to homeowners and businesses,” Heyman said in the statement. "Through this combination of industry leaders, we have organized ourselves around delivering a unified and integrated company that gives dealers one place to go for the best and broadest selection of products, greatest technical support, most rewarding sales programs, robust training resources, and more.”
By combining their impressive product portfolios, the new SnapAV company gets to add the Control4 Smart Home OS and its support for some 14,000 devices from hundreds of manufacturers. The company said it will also continue to support the long list of brands—including Pakedge, Araknis, OvrC, BakPak, Triad, and Episode—so that dealers can continue to choose the solution that best fits their business needs.
“Today is day one of this journey, and we are just getting started,” Heyman said. “SnapAV is committed to investing relentlessly in the success of its dealers and fueling broad industry growth to better serve our shared customers. We believe in the importance of professionally installed systems, and we are laying the groundwork to ensure those businesses succeed long into the future.”