People on the Move: Liberty Promotes and Hires
March 20, 2009

Liberty Wire & Cable promoted James Blumhardt to vice president of sales for the eastern region, and named Kevin Peterman and Tom O'Hanlon commercial territory managers.

Electrograph's DTE Coming in March
February 20, 2009

Electrograph Systems, Inc. has announced that its 2009 Display Technology Experience (DTE) program series will kick off next month. The first event will be held March 24, at the Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center in Dallas. This is the fifth year for the program.

Electrograph Takes DTE to Washington
September 26, 2008

Electrograph Systems said last week that it will be taking its renowned Display Technology Experience program on the road in October, with an event to be held at Washington, D.C.’s Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center on Oct. 21. “Our DTE program is designed to help commercial and residential resellers plan for the future by teaching them how to increase and diversify their businesses now,” Electrograph’s President, Sam Taylor, said in a statement. “The DTE D.C. event will have our strongest focus yet on the booming digital signage market, with new information on how to sell its tangible benefits, along with training on

Electrograph Launches Catalog
August 8, 2008

Electrograph Systems this week announced the release of its newest catalog. Feauturing 150 pages of fresh content and being published for the 20th year, the catalog contains information about “consumer, professional, and IT display and peripheral products,” the company said. “Our resellers tell us that the Electrograph catalog is one of their most important sales and reference tools,” the company’s vice president of marketing, Melody Craigmyle, said in a statement. “Since we make frequent additions to our product offerings and are always providing new services, it’s important that we update the catalog twice a year, unlike most distributors that only publish on

Electrograph Announces Partnership, Reseller Event
May 5, 2008

Electrograph Systems and Minicom Advanced Systems announced last week that they have reached a deal, under which Electrograph resellers will have direct access to Minicom’s systems. “The ability to monitor, control and distribute the right content to the rights screens at the right time is waht makes the Minicom system unique,” Electrograph’s director of product management, Jeff Jerome, said as part of the announcement. For more information on Minicom’s products, visit www.minicom.com/av1.htm Additionally, Electrograph said that it will bring its Display Technology Experience event to Chicago’s Navy Pier on May 22, for the second year in a row. This year’s DTE program

Heeding The Call
April 1, 2008

A $10 million minimum annual volume required for a dealer to buy direct in 2009—try that CE vendor threshold on for size. After several years of steadily rising minimum annual volume requirements—$5 million is the new norm among major video brands—the rumors began circulating in late February: One major video vendor was informally telling retailers about its plans for a $10 million threshold in 2009. No retail executive wanted to identify the vendor on or off the record, and no one seemed really panicked. One did remark, “How many $10 million dealers are there? For a single line?” Why the raised bar? Speculation

Distributor Profiles
April 1, 2008

ADI 263 Old Country Rd. Melville, N.Y. 11747 Phone: 1-800-233-6261 Web site: www.adilink.com ADI is a leading global wholesale distributor of security and low voltage products, with over 200 branch locations worldwide. ADI solutions include intrusion, fire, CCTV, access control, A/V, tools and hardware, home solutions, wire and cable, and IP Networking. ADI’s product offering, convenient locations, friendly and knowledgeable staff and extensive training opportunities can be relied on to help win business throughout the marketplace. For the past 20 years, ADI has been distributing the latest technologies and value-added services to residential and commercial A/V dealers of all sizes. Services:

Electrograph Opens DTE Registration
February 22, 2008

The display technology distributor Electrograph announced this week that it will hold a Display Technology Experience (DTE) event in Anaheim, Calif., on March 26. Registration for the event is now open. The event, which will feature both networking for resellers and training, will be held at the Anaheim Marriott. “The DTE program is growing at an incredible rate. Each DTE event gets stronger with more industry-certified courses from NSCA and CEDIA, salient information from the leading voices of our industry, the latest products, and the most well-respected professionals in attendance,” the company’s president, Sam Taylor, said in a statement announcing the start

Electrograph Picks Up JBL, Hires Haier Exec
February 11, 2008

Electrograph Systems, a Hauppauge, N.Y.-based distributor of display technology solutions, has added JBL Professional family of Control Series speakers to its line card. The distributor also named Maryjane Fanizzi to the new position of vice president of operations. Working out of Electrograph’s corporate headquarters, Fanizzi will drive all aspects of business operations for the company’s purchasing, warehouse, distribution, logistics, transportation, customer service, technical service, safety and facilities management departments. Previously, Fanizzi was vice president operations at Haier America Trading. While at Haier, she implemented programs and processes that resulted in increased inventory accuracy, improved warehouse and distribution productivity and reduced overall operational costs, according